Fairbanks-Morse Engine on the Job
Regular contributor David Babcock sends in two period photos from his collection, each showing a Fairbanks-Morse engine on the job. David says the horizontal engine is a Type N, and likely a 15 hp, judging by its size. The date and location are unknown. Type N engines were phased out beginning about 1914. The second image shows what looks to be a 6 hp Z. David thinks the photo was taken circa 1915, which would make this a very early 6 hp Z. The following was written with the photo: “I suppose you have your wood all cut. I have a six horse Fairbanks and Morse engine and a 30-inch saw with 126-pound flywheel which cuts wood very nicely. Have had some winter here the last month, 25 below. Next week will be time to get out the sap buckets.”
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