Reflections

A BRIEF WORD

| January/February 1989

  • Ignition dynamo
    24/1/53
    Rich Howard
  • Fairmont engines
    23/11/8
    Andrew K. Mackey
  • Model engine from scrap parts
    MM-1
  • Model engine from scrap parts
    MM-2
  • Model engine
    MM-3
    Oscar Reiss
  • Epicycloidal gear engine
    MM-4
    Oscar Reiss
  • Bolens Huskie tractor
    24/1/58
    Tom Ringelberg
  • Hercules Economy engine
    24/1/60A
    Dean Alling
  • Hercules Economy engine
    24/1/60B
    Dean Alling
  • Yukon Territory
    24/1/61A
    Ralph Najarian
  • Marine engine has 2 HP Power
    24/1/68A
    John Laing
  • Yukon Territory
    24/1/61B
    Ralph Najarian
  • Wade log saw
    24/1/65
    Otto O. Ray III
  • Marine engine has 2 HP Power
    24/1/68B
    John Laing

  • Ignition dynamo
  • Fairmont engines
  • Model engine from scrap parts
  • Model engine from scrap parts
  • Model engine
  • Epicycloidal gear engine
  • Bolens Huskie tractor
  • Hercules Economy engine
  • Hercules Economy engine
  • Yukon Territory
  • Marine engine has 2 HP Power
  • Yukon Territory
  • Wade log saw
  • Marine engine has 2 HP Power

24/1/46 Stover engines Q. I have a number of questions regarding Stover engines. What is the year built for the following: 1) 2 HP CT202022 2) 2 HP TB271223 3) 3? Sears-Economy Type, s/n TC234195SR 4) 5 HP Diesel, DSM259174 5) 2 HP DVA, 226714 6) T vertical, 74797 7) T 98513 8) VA 194236

In your book, Power in the Past Vol 3: Stover Engine Works, you indicate that parts are available from Lester Roos. I also need to know the kind of fuel injection pump used on the diesel engine, as I know you have a 10 HP Stover diesel. The two 'T' engines were sold in Canada by Judson. How are they listed in your book? Any information will be appreciated. Mark Nedrow, P.O. Box 644, Selah, WA 98942.

A. Here are the years built: 202022 -1929; 271223 -1940; 234195 -1936; 259174 - 1938; 226714 - 1935; 74797 -1916; 98513 -1917; 194236 - 1928.

The Stover serial lists do not differentiate between engines sold as 'Stover' and those sold as 'Economy' or 'Judson' for instance. The late Lester L. Roos at Geneseo, Illinois managed to corrall all the remaining Stover parts, records, etc. a number of years ago. Stover parts are often available through an advertisement in GEM, or through some of the GEM advertisers.



The Acro system featured on all but the very last of the Stover diesels used American Bosch components. These parts should also be available through various sources. Curiously, Stover seems to have been the only American builder to use the Aero system. As found in the Stover, the piston head was depressed or funnel-shaped. A hole in the funnel led into a precombustion chamber within the piston head. The Aero system was eventually replaced with the Lanova system. It used a precombustion chamber or energy cell located directly across the combustion space from the injector. The Lanova system was widely used for many years.

24/1/47 Cushman 4 HP Q. What is the year of a Cushman vertical, s/n 20017? Also what is the color scheme? Joseph Menold, 115 S. 16th, Sabetha, Kansas 66534.