How Your Hobby Started Part VIII


| May/June 1970

  • Moore Gasoline Engine
    Courtesy of Richard A. Griffin, R. 3, Box 243, Adrian, Michigan 49221.
    Richard A. Griffin
  • 4 hp. gas engine
    Courtesy of Paul Halm, Syracuse, Nebraska 68446
    Paul Halm
  • Sawyer-Massey gas tractor

  • 6 hp. International engine

  • 6 hp Engine
    Courtesy of Wm. J. Earl, 63 Wilstead Drive, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada.
    Wm. J. Earl
  • Fairbanks-Morse engine
    Courtesy of Berton Blazek, Box 147, Rexford, Montana 59930.
    Berton Blazek
  • Huber Tractor
    Courtesy of Herbert Beckemeyer, Box 945, Tolono, Illinois 61880.
    Herbert Beckemeyer
  • Rumely Oil Pull Models
    Courtesy of Earl Marhanka, Wren Oaks Farm, Dowagiac, Michigan 49047.
    Earl Marhanka
  • Vertical four cylinder engine
    Courtesy of Joe F. Benes, Route 1, Richey, Montana 59259.
    Joe F. Benes
  • 1 hp. Emerson-Brantingham

    Roger L. Eshelman

  • Moore Gasoline Engine
  • 4 hp. gas engine
  • Sawyer-Massey gas tractor
  • 6 hp. International engine
  • 6 hp Engine
  • Fairbanks-Morse engine
  • Huber Tractor
  • Rumely Oil Pull Models
  • Vertical four cylinder engine
  • 1 hp. Emerson-Brantingham

3904 41th Ave. S., Seattle, Washington 98118

The old saying 'He met his fate at Waterloo' was true when Napoleon was defeated at that Belgium city in 1815, however this had not been the case at the namesake of this famous city in Iowa.

It was at Waterloo, Iowa, that such gasoline engine manufacturing companies as The William Galloway Co., Waterloo Gasoline and Traction Engine Co., Water-loo Gasoline Engine Co., Cascaden Manufacturing Co., Davis Gasoline Engine Co., Iowa Gasoline Engine Co., Water-loo Motor Works, Associated Manufacturing Co., Dart Manufacturing Co., Litchfield Manufacturing Co., Padden and Pett Co., Caldwell & Hallowell Co., H. W. Caldwell & Sons, Chase Gas Engine Co. and the Kelly Manufacturing Co. all started business in this city.

Through the courtesy of the Museum of History and Science of Waterloo, I am able to give you the details of the early activities of the above companies who produced many of the nation's engines in the early 1900s.



In 1899 William Galloway (1877-1952) began his industrial business in Reinbeck, Iowa, a small town in Grundy County. He had a partner, D. J. Wilson. They only continued business here for a few months and then moved to Waterloo, Iowa.

Here, they continued in business and in 1902 Mr. Galloway bought a carload of one cylinder Cadillacs and displayed them in front of his office as the first Cadillac dealer, which was across the street from the present post office. He continued this agency for five years when a young man, Mr. C. A. Morris, took over the interests of this dealership.