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Gas Engines

The hobby of collecting antique engines, past and present.

Coolspring Spotlight: 1917 600hp Snow

Article by the Gas Engine Magazine staff

Check out the Coolspring Spotlight 1917 600hp Snow and happens to be one of the largest gas engines ever to be preserved in running condition!

Back to My Roots and Looking Forward

Column by Christian Williams

Congratulate Richard Backus on scaling back as a new Editorial Director of Ogden Publications steps in.

Schramm Compressor Info Needed

Letter submitted by Joe Mathis

In search of information on a Schramm compressor with Piston Displacement 15 that was in the December/January issue.

Looking for K Motor Information

Letter submitted by Wilbur Reil

Reader is looking to find more about the “K Motor” that weighs about 70 pounds and has a single cylinder and flywheel.


Patent Page: The Humble Spark Plug

Article by Richard Backus

Find out more about the spark plug which was invented by Edmond Berger in 1839 according to several different sources.

Build Your Own Magneto Charger

Story by Peter Rooke

Learn more about how to build your own Magneto charger and the benefits of what a magneto charge will do for you

Coolspring Spotlight: Circa-1906 16hp Callahan

Article by the Gas Engine Magazine staff

Check out this Coolspring Power Museum’s circa-1906 16hp Callahan that once worked at a trackside watering station for the Sante Fe Railway.

Antique Engine Gifts Plant Seed for New Generation

Story and photos by Bill Vossler

Read about how a chance encounter and a gift of a 1914 2-1/2hp Hired Hand inspired Jason Peterson to start his own gas engine collection with his kids.


Gas Engine Magazine A_M 16Gas Engine Magazine is your best source for tractor and stationary gas engine information.  Subscribe and connect with more than 23,000 other gas engine collectors and build your knowledge, share your passion and search for parts, in the publication written by and for gas engine enthusiasts! Gas Engine Magazine brings you: restoration stories, company histories, and technical advice. Plus our Flywheel Forum column helps answer your engine inquiries!

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