| March/April 1981

511 East Main Street, Evansvill, Wisconsin

Fuller and Johnson, Baker Monitor, Cushman, Reo, Hercules, Fairbanks.

Do they sound familiar? Maybe rock and roll groups from the sixties? No, they're stationary gasoline engines that were common in rural areas fifty or more years ago.

These names and archaic terms like priming cup, vibrator coil, low-tension ignition, hit and miss governor, jump spark igniter, and hot shot battery are all guaranteed to quicken the pulse of anyone who worked around those old engines or is an antique engine buff.

Roy E. Sarow of Evansville, Wisconsin is both. He says, 'They were used for grinding feed, pumping water, sawing wood, running washing machines, and other farm chores that electric motors do today.' He has an impressive stable of them in show-room condition.

Kept in a room adjacent to the work shop back of his home on Walker Street, each is mounted on its own wheeled platform ready to be rolled forward for closer inspection.


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