How Your Hobby Started


| January/February 1971

  • Auto
    Courtesy of Keith Oderkirk, R.D. 1, Box 1510, Haines City, Florida 33844. 1908 Sears.
    Keith Oderkirk
  • Auto
    Courtesy of Keith Oderkirk, R.D. 1, Box 1510, Haines City, Florida 33844. 1907 Buick 2 cylinder
    Keith Oderkirk
  • Auto
    Courtesy of Keith Oderkirk, R.D. 1, Box 1510, Haines City, Florida 33844. 1902 Oldsmobile.
    Keith Oderkirk
  • Advance Gas Engine
    Courtesy of Keith Oderkirk, R.D. 1, Box 1510, Haines City, Florida 33844.
    Keith Oderkirk
  • 2 Cylinder Advance Rumely
    Courtesy of Keith Oderkirk, R.D. 1, Box 1510, Haines City, Florida 33844.
    Keith Oderkirk
  • Trailer load of engines
    Courtesy of Robert Rogers, Cheraw, S. C. 29520.
    Robert Rogers
  • Novo Gas Engine
    Courtesy of Keith Oderkirk, R.D. 1, Box 1510, Haines City, Florida 33844
    Keith Oderkirk
  • Twins
    Courtesy of Denis McCormack, Box 26, Timonium, Maryland 21093.
    Denis McCormack
  • Antique gasoline tractors
    Courtesy of Denis McCormack, Box 26, Timonium, Maryland 21093.
    Denis McCormack

  • Auto
  • Auto
  • Auto
  • Advance Gas Engine
  • 2 Cylinder Advance Rumely
  • Trailer load of engines
  • Novo Gas Engine
  • Twins
  • Antique gasoline tractors

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It is most gratifying to receive so many very interesting letters from GEM readers and I want to thank each one again for sending me historical information to assist me in preparing these articles about gasoline engines and the manufacturers.

As we come down to the end of this story, it may be helpful to engine collectors to make mention of the engine builders who were active in the early part of this century, but whose products were not so well advertised or distributed as the well known manufacturers whose stories we have covered.

Some of these builders were located in various states as found in the following short sketches of their products.



Ellis Engine Company of Detroit, Michigan, built vertical single cylinder stationary engines in ratings from 3 to 12 hp.

Detroit Engine Works of the same city, built engines in 1913 under the advertised name of the amazing 'Detroit' Gasoline Engine. It was made in sizes of 2 to 20 hp. vertical 2 cycle machines.



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