REFLECTIONS


| June/July 1993

  • Inverted vertical engine
    28/6/22A
    R. A. Finkenbinder
  • Air compressor
    28/6/38A
    Byron Boike
  • Small grinder
    28/6/38B
    Byron Boike
  • Rock crusher
    28/6/38C
    Byron Boike
  • Cletrac
    28/6/23
    Merlin Crohn
  • Inverted vertical engine
    28/6/22B
    R. A. Finkenbinder
  • Little Bear tractor
    28/6/26
    Albert Fuqua
  • Unidentified engine
    28/6/34A
    Glenn Joel
  • Walking Beam Steam Pump
    28/6/30
    Robert T. Strong
  • Unidentified engine
    28/6/34B
    Glenn Joel
  • Unidentified engine
    28/6/36B
    Ronald McClellan
  • Unidentified engine
    28/6/36A
    Ronald McClellan

  • Inverted vertical engine
  • Air compressor
  • Small grinder
  • Rock crusher
  • Cletrac
  • Inverted vertical engine
  • Little Bear tractor
  • Unidentified engine
  • Walking Beam Steam Pump
  • Unidentified engine
  • Unidentified engine
  • Unidentified engine

28/6/19 A Big Thank You! I put two pictures in the February GEM of a Novo engine. I needed information on it, and got a great response. Thanks to all that wrote letters and sent data sheets; now I know it's a Novo AG model. Bob Browne, 25 Washington St., Mendon, MA 01756.

28/6/20 Rubber BeltingQ. Does anyone know of a place where belting for a threshing machine can be obtained? I should think rubber conveyor belting would work if cut to the proper width.

Also, I have an old steam engine manual that states, 'Rubber belts will be greatly improved if they are covered with a mixture of black lead and litharge in equal parts, mixed with boiled linseed oil and just enough japan to dry them quickly.' Can anyone translate this recipe into today's terms? Jim O'Connell, 2151- 95th St SE, Delano, MN 55328.

A. Black lead is graphite or plumb ago, and is so-called because of its lead like appearance. Litharge is simply lead monoxide. Japan was formerly used to give a high gloss to varnish, especially in the carriage-building trade. It also is a powerful dryer. Due to its cost, japan is not now used so much as formerly.



Regarding your first question, conveyor belting would not be suitable for power transmission work. Where moisture is no problem, leather belting has no rivals for transmitting power on flat pulleys, especially iron pulleys.

28/6/21 Stover CT-2Q. Do you have the proper color for a Stover CT-2, s/n 247801, also the year built? Kent Heidnis, 2 Volouski  Rd., Avon, CT 06001.