Yes, we are here!

In times like these our hobbies become lifesavers. At GAS ENGINE MAGAZINE and FARM COLLECTOR, we have been tracking down the most interesting and rare vintage farm machines and collections for more than 80 years combined! That includes researching and sourcing the best books on collectibles available anywhere. Our online store is open and we are here to answer any questions you might have. Our customer service staff is available Monday through Friday from 8a.m.-5p.m. CDT. We can be reached at 1-800-888-9098 or by email. Stay safe!

Aermotor History Draws Response

| January/February 1990

Rt 1, Box 13, Steinauer, NE 68441

After reading the History of the Aermotor Windmill Corporation (GEM, November 1989), I felt I should jot down a few notes of my experience.

Well, my father bought an Aermotor windmill around 1905. It was an open gear that needed oiling very often if it was operated regularly. It had a 28 foot 4 leg tower and he and the neighbors always said it would run with less wind than any other make.

They also sold 3 leg towers and the ladder was brackets on one leg. I still use a 3 leg 20 foot today. With an Aermotor head the 4 leg tower had the ladder on one leg.

I helped set up many mills. We always assembled them laying down-the tallest one that I had experience with was a 60 foot with 8 foot wheel.

There were many makes sold in our area. Dempster, Baker Eli, Fairbanks Morse, Samson, Eclipse direct stroke with 10 foot wheel. The others were usually 8 foot wheels.


Gas Engine Magazine A_M 16Gas Engine Magazine is your best source for tractor and stationary gas engine information.  Subscribe and connect with more than 23,000 other gas engine collectors and build your knowledge, share your passion and search for parts, in the publication written by and for gas engine enthusiasts! Gas Engine Magazine brings you: restoration stories, company histories, and technical advice. Plus our Flywheel Forum column helps answer your engine inquiries!

Facebook YouTube


click me