1 HP Cavanaugh and Darley


| May/June 1988


St. Rt. 2, Box 17, Walton, WV 25286

I' m sending you a couple of pictures of my engine hoping someday you might use them in the magazine. My reason is that I have not seen another one like it, and I sent you a picture of it before. I started to restore it and you ran it in the Reflector column asking anyone with information on this engine to contact me. So far, no one has. So if they are this scarce maybe someone would like to see it. This engine is a 1 HP Cavanaugh and Darley, according to Wendel, made between 1903-1905.

When I found the engine it had one flywheel missing, a broken rod, piston with no rings, bearings worn out, just to name a few of the obstacles I had to overcome. Luckily, after going through about three generations of family I found the missing flywheel on a cut off saw mandrel used as a counter-balance. The rest I had to make or repair. With no info on engine or pictures I began a pretty hopeless situation. But after about 2? years I came up with what you see in the pictures and it does run.

I did find out through the family of the original owner it was used to operate a homemade wood lathe.



Again I would like to tell you what a fine magazine you have. A magazine that the readers are a part of. I myself have sent info on old engines and have seen it published in your magazine. This, I think, is great! Keep up the good work.












SUBSCRIBE TO GAS ENGINE MAGAZINE TODAY!

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!

Be sure to take advantage of the Square Deal Subscription Program.

  • No Missed Issues.

  • No Renewal Notices.

  • No Additional Cost.

The Square Deal Subscription Program is designed as a paperless transaction with automatic renewals at a preferred low rate.   With advanced electronic notification, a 100% satisfaction guarantee and an easy opt-out plan, the Square Deal Subscription Program is the best value, risk free, eco-friendliest way to subscribe.




Facebook YouTube

Classifieds


Copyright 2018, All Rights Reserved
Ogden Publications, Inc., 1503 SW 42nd St., Topeka, Kansas 66609-1265