Reflections

Readers' Engine Questions

| June/July 2003

  • Unidentified two-cylinder engine
    38/6/8: Unidentified two-cylinder engine paired to Onan generator.
  • Picture 1

  • Judson Engine
    38/6/7: 1-1/2 HP C.S. Judson made by Stover.
  • Air-cooled Novo
    38/6/1 A: Air-cooled Novo.
  • Air-cooled Novo
    38/6/1B: Air-cooled Novo
  • Unidentified rototiller
    38/6/2: Unidentified rototiller.
  • Novo nameplate
    38/6/1C: Novo nameplate.
  • Gray engine
    38/6/4A: Gray engine.
  • Gray engine
    38/6/4B: Gray engine.
  • Unidentified engine
    38/6/3: Unidentified engine.
  • Sterling Engine
    38/6/6: 1930 1-1/2 HP Sterling built by Witte.

  • Unidentified two-cylinder engine
  • Picture 1
  • Judson Engine
  • Air-cooled Novo
  • Air-cooled Novo
  • Unidentified rototiller
  • Novo nameplate
  • Gray engine
  • Gray engine
  • Unidentified engine
  • Sterling Engine

38/6/1: Query of the Month -Air-Cooled Novo

A picture on page 352 of C.H. Wendel's American Gasoline Engines Since 1872 shows a Novo air-cooled engine identical to one I own. Wendel notes in his book that, 'Little is known of this 1940ish Novo air-cooled engine.' My engine came from a factory surplus sale in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The engine is crank start and is equipped with an American Bosch magneto, a Zenith carburetor and has a 3-1/4-inch bore and 4-inch stroke. This original Novo starts easily and runs well. It is still coupled to its original pump and is on its original two-wheeled cart. I would like to find original sales literature, dates of manufacture and horsepower ratings. Any information would be greatly appreciated, and I will return postage on any correspondence. Garry Wilson, 70 Ward Cemetery Road, Corbin, KY 40701, (606) 528-4740.

38/6/2: Unidentified Rototiller



I recently acquired this rototiller, but there is no name on it. Can anyone tell me who made it and when? Keep up the good work. Ralph Davis, P.O. Box 2, Macfarlan, WV 26148.

38/6/3: Unidentified Engine