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| January/February 1993



Ajax

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Robert A. LeBaron

28/?6 For Your Information Robert A. LeBaron, 5801 E. 5th St., Tucson, AZ 85711 sends along some photos (see next page) from a recent journey. They were taken at a little town somewhere between Amarillo, Texas and Roswell, New Mexico. No one was around, so Mr. LeBaron didn't find out if they were for sale. Photo 26A shows an Ajax, and photos 26B and 26C are Fairbanks-Morse.

28/?7 Johnson Motor Company Q. See two photos of a Utilimotor made by Johnson Motor Company of Waukegan, Illinois (Engine No. U-4-1395).

It has a folding handle on the top, and a gear for the kick-start is missing. I can't find any reference to it in American Gas Engines except the 'Colt' on page 37 has some similarities. Any information on this engine would be appreciated. Melville Hands, RR 3, Caledon East, ONT LON 1EO Canada.

A. Can anyone supply Mr. Hands with the needed information?

28/?8 Japy Freres & Cie Q. I recently acquired a French engine at an auction. It is a water cooled vertical with the following nameplate information: Japy Freres & Cie, Constructeurs, Beaucourt (France), No. G5180.

The magneto was made by Lavalette, 175 Avenue Choisy, Paris.