910 E. Oak St. Griffith, Indiana 46319
In the Sept-Oct. issue, Mr. John Fleming needed information on a
method of mounting a twin Maytag. Here’s how I did mine. Made
from 1? x 1? x 3/16′ angle iron cut and welded to form
‘Z’ iron as thus; use 1? long bolts with ? thick spacers
between bracket and tank top.
To complete the mounting, I used two rails of 1 5/8′ x 2
1/4′ x 16′ oak, as feet. My ‘stable’ includes 2
‘twins’, one is equipped with Eismann magneto and is
mounted as this sketch shows. The other twin has the Wico Magneto
and has mounting holes drilled and topped into the gas tank bottom.
I am going to mount it direct to the oak rails.
Who can furnish a sketch or picture of the starting system used
on an Associated Mfg. Co. Waterloo Iowa ? hp. SN 5900? Patterned
after Maytag basically, except for the cast iron flywheel and gear
driven separate magneto, separate in the respect that it is not
included in the flywheel as most of the small engines I’ve
This picture was found in a barn on a farm formerly owned by my
wife, near Hastings, Michigan. Apparently, it was taken about the
time of World War I and I imagine is an I.H.C. dealer’s display
or a new shipment of the famous old 10-20 Titan two-lunger
tractors. I haven’t so far been able to find out much about it.
Photographer is unknown but photo was taken fifty years ago.
A Bit of Nostalgia
Read these endearing reminiscences about a homemade “sidewalk car,” built from a Maytag washing machine engine.
Sawing Wood, Any Way You Can
Whether by car or by Galloway engine, sawing wood was a chore that had to be done.
Chore Boy Engines at the 1911 New York State Fair
A reader sends in photos of a Chore Boy engine display at a fair from more than a century ago.