A Brief Word

| November/December 1991

McLaren oil engine


J. L. Thomas

26/11/25 Unknown Tiller Q. Can anyone identify the tiller in the accompanying photo? Gerald R. Smith Sr., 3260 E. Deckerville, Cass City, MI 48726.

26/11/26 Galloway Engine Q. I have an 8 HP Galloway, s/n 29013, with a round connecting rod and Webster magneto. When was it built, and what is the correct color? Richard P. Ware, Route 6, Box 965, Reidsville, NC 27320.

A. We have DuPont Centari 8554 Red listed as a comparable color. We would guess your engine was built in the 1912-14 period, but there are no s/n listings for this company.

26/11/27 Stump Puller Q. Does anyone have a picture of a stump puller in action? Our local historical society has one of these, and though a few of us know how it was used, most people have no idea of its principles and its operation. A picture or advertising description would be of great help to us. Many thanks to anyone who can help. Harold Biel, 206 Market St., Spring Valley, MN 55975.

26/11/28 Silver King Tractor Ralph C. Gray, RD1, Box 870, Corinna, ME 04928 has recently acquired a Silver King tractor, s/n 403142, and needs information on the proper color scheme. (We also would like to hear from anyone with the correct color scheme for the Silver King. Ed.)

26/11/29 Hart-Parr 12-24 Q. We just purchased a Hart-Parr 12-24, s/n 38890. Can you tell me the year built, total production, and the proper color scheme? It also came with a factory-built buzz saw; was this a Hart-Parr option? Jerry Baughman, 9067 SR 134, Lynchburg, OH 45142.