Sawing Wood, Any Way You Can
Regular contributor David Babcock sent in two great photographs showing how wood was cut back in the day. The first photo shows a car (possibly a Dodge, judging by the shape of the rear fender where it meets the running board) powering a buzz saw, with the car on blocks and a belt running, it appears, from the inside of the left rear wheel to the saw. The second photo shows a family sawing winter wood. David identifies the engine as an early Galloway.
David Babcock; 3491 E. Deckerville Rd., Cass City, MI 48726
A Bit of Nostalgia
Read these endearing reminiscences about a homemade “sidewalk car,” built from a Maytag washing machine engine.
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.
Engine Club Becomes Family Tradition
The Jack Branch Engine Club began, and became family tradition, 45 years ago with one man and the purchase of a Fairbanks-Morse Model Z.