| September/October 1985

9 HP Briggs & Stratton engine Tractor


Jake Zilverburg

With the machinery in full motion for a coming history of the Allis-Chalmers and Rumely operations, the Reflector finds himself coming and going at breakneck speed this summer. As this copy is being prepared (early July), it seems impossible that we are well into summer, and rapidly heading for autumn! Old-timers used to tell us that time seemed to go by more and more quickly as we got older. At age 20, we didn't pay a whole lot of attention to that idea, but now it seems to make a lot more sense!

Although the correspondence is down slightly this issue, the coming of many major engine shows and other summer activities makes this very understandable.

The Reflector is happy to announce that we will be representing both Gas Engine Magazine and the Iron Men Album at this year's Midwest Old Threshers Reunion, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. We look forward to meeting all of you and will be happy to enter or renew your subscriptions to these magazines.

In the course of answering various queries for engine parts etc., the comment has been made that the Reflector was 'plugging' the goods of a certain firm or individual. Such has not been our intent. To better define this problem, please do not send requests for engine or tractor parts to this columnrather, we ask that you place these in the Classified Section. Many hobby magazines publish an Annual Directory Issue or Buyers' Guide, wherein various vendors may advertise their wares. Stemgas is studying this possibility now, and it may be forthcoming before too long.

20/7/1  Jake Zilverburg, L. P. Route #4, Aitkin, MN 56431 sends us a photo of a tractor he built during the winter of 78-79. Using a 9 HP Briggs & Stratton engine, it has a 1952 International ton steering sector, transmission, and differential. The rear end has been cut down to 38 inches. Top speed is 6 mph. In addition, Mr. Zilverburg has equipped it with a number of attachments. Current plans are to restore an Alamo Type A, 4 horse power engine. Needed are the proper colors, catalog illustrations, and other information.

20/7/2  Q. We have an engine with the following nameplate information: The T. L. Smith Company, Milwaukee, Wis., U. S. A. Engine No. 63778, 475 r.p.m., 3 h.p. If anyone in engine land has such an engine or information on same, please let us know. Terry Warner, RR1, Mackville, KY 40040.