| May/June 1993

28/5/9 Good Roads Crusher Q. See the Good Roads Jaw Crusher and Screening Unit in the photos. I would appreciate any information on the company, originally located at Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Also, I would like to find any information, sketches, or anything that would be of help in restoring this unit.Gary Tetz, Crystal Run Road, Middletown, NY 10940.

A. Yours is an ambitious project! However, we would guess that there are very few small jaw crushers left, complete with the original screening plant. So regardless of the present condition of this unit, we would think it to be a worthwhile restoration. However, we've never accumulated any information on the Good Roads Machinery Company, even though this firm was well known in its field. Have any of our readers acquired any material that might be of help?

28/5/10 American Boy Engine Q. Last October I bought a 5 HP American Boy engine. It was originally sold by Colbert Machinery Co., St. Joseph, Missouri. Can anyone tell me the correct color for this engine? I would also like to hear from anyone with one of these engines, who could give me the correct dimensions for the gas tank. Any help will be appreciated.W. Dale Rice, PO Box 94, Opolis, KS 66760.

A. We referred to the American Boy engines on page 102 of American Gas Engines, but since that time we have found no further information regarding this company.

28/5/11 John Lauson Engine Q. I'm restoring a 2 HP Lauson engine by the John Lauson Mfg. Company. Can anyone tell me the correct paint color; was it the same color as the DeLaval?L. Allomong, 54 N. Locust Ave., Agoura, CA 91301.

A. We have DuPont 24166 Brewster Green listed for the Alpha engines made by Lauson for DeLaval. However, no one has sent us the correct color for the Lauson. Could someone let us, and Mr. Allomong, in oh this information?