My Anderson Engine

| July/August 1973

  • Anderson Engine

    Bernard A. Hines
  • Wilbur's Engines
    Courtesy of Bernard A. Hines, 7197 Mississippi Street, Merrillville, Indiana 46410
    Bernard A. Hines

  • Anderson Engine
  • Wilbur's Engines

7197 Mississippi St., Merrillville, Ind 46410

Collecting old 'Hit and Miss' as well as other types of old' engines has been a hobby of mine since 1964. I am proud to say I was a collector student of the late Frank Miller of LaCrosse, Indiana. His passing was a great loss to me and many others.

Well, to get down to the point of this story - it was at the 1971 Ozark Reunion at Springfield, Missouri that I met Mr. Wilbur Thomas, then of the Nevada, Missouri area, recently relocated to a farm near Achison, Kansas.

Following an invitation to visit Mr. Thomas, my son Brad, Mr. Myrl Hix of Pittsburg, Kansas and I went there one nice day in the Winter of 1971.

We were met by a friendly Mr. Thomas and shown his engine collection.

After a lengthy visit and an engine-by-engine review of his collection, I purchased from him, the 'Anderson Motor' which is the subject of this article.


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