A Brief Word

| November/December 1993

Although this is the November issue, the copy has to be completed by September 1, and since we're gone to the Midwest Old Threshers Reunion at that time, this copy is being prepared in late August. It seems hard to believe that by the time this copy is in your hands, most of the engine shows will be history for another year. Due to the floods and generally bad weather this summer, many of the shows were completely rained out, or have suffered from low attendance. After all, it's not easy having fun at a show (or anywhere else) when there's a 5-6 inch rain in progress!

If you're done showing engines for the year, we issue our usual caveat: Have you completely drained all your engines? If not, here's a reminder.

We're still in the afterglow of the two weeks spent in England this summer on the Gas Engine Extravaganza. Granted, we saw a lot more than rows and rows of engines, but truly, the Tatton Park 1000 Engine Rally was one of the finest we've ever seen.

Since we have a lot of mail this issue, we'll get right to it with:

28/11/1 Buckeye Oil Engine Q. On behalf of the Ohio Valley Antique Machinery Inc., Georgetown, Ohio, I am seeking information on a Buckeye Oil Engine. It is 90 horsepower, made by Buckeye Machine Co., Lima, Ohio, and carries serial no. H-9214. It is a single-cylinder, horizontal, two-cycle engine rated at 240 r.p.m.. A similar, two-cylinder engine is illustrated on page 71 of American Gas Engines. I would appreciate hearing from anyone with information on this engine. Mark L. Rembis, 2190 Buford-Bardwell Rd.,Mt.Orab, OH45154.

28/11/2 Oliver Colors Q. Can anyone provide the correct color match for the early Oliver tractors? All the paints I have found are for the late model tractors. Any information will be appreciated. Doug Miller, 318 E. 650 N., West Lafayette, IN 47906-9795.