| August/September 1998

  • 6 HP engine with S shaped spokes

  • Robertsonville advertisement.
    Robertsonville advertisement.
  • Gas Engine
    Picture of a gas engine from the factory.
  • Family of J. A. Lambert.
    Family of J. A. Lambert.

  • 6 HP engine with S shaped spokes
  • Robertsonville advertisement.
  • Gas Engine
  • Family of J. A. Lambert.

Box3l4l West Tisbury, Massachusetts 02575

How do you find something that doesn't exist? You don't but in the search, you do find some very interesting things and get to know nice people.

This tells the story of my search for a sales booklet for the Robertson ville engines which I became interested in after I acquired a nice original 6 HP engine with S shaped spokes. Every collector I asked said they had never seen any printed matter. 'Ye Old Reflector' answered my telephone question saying he had nothing in his file.

Linda Weidman of GEM helped me get started by giving me some names of Canadian collectors. A phone call to the largest library in Thetford Mines, Quebec P.C., led me to the College of Thetford Mines and to Line Cliche and Marie Josee Poirier of the Societe des Archives Historiques de la Region de L' Amiante (S.A.H.R.A.) in the Thetford Mines P.Q. This was pure gold, because they sent me a page from the 75th anniversary book for Robertsonville showing pictures of the factory, the owner's family ( three boys and three girls) and an engine, etc. The ladies of the S.A.H.R.A. then went looking through their local newspaper file for any advertising, and again struck gold on January 20, 1916.



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