On Nov. 28, 1919, Sam J. Beale of Grantville, Kan., was assigned
warranty certificate number 416150 for a brand new Galloway 2-1/4
HP engine, serial number 28219. Factory equipped with a pumping
unit, the Galloway was put to work pumping water for livestock and
filling the water tank on the Beale family farm. Some time around
1940 Sam parted with the Galloway, offering it as partial trade
toward the purchase of an old Buick to provide transportation for
Forty years after Sam traded the Galloway engine his grandson,
Jim Beale, was cleaning out the old family farmhouse when he came
across the original certificate for the Galloway, along with a
letter from the Galloway company to his grandfather. An avid
collector of gas engines, Jim was understandably excited by his
unexpected find. Jim has often wondered what might have become of
the Galloway, and it’s always possible it’s in the hands of
an old iron collector. At least, he’d like to think so.
Anything’s possible in this hobby, so if you happen to come
across a 2-1/4 HP Galloway bearing serial number 28219, you might
drop Jim a line.
Contact engine enthusiast Jim Beale at: 6238 31st St.,
Grantville, KS 66429.
What became of 2- HP Galloway engine number 28219? Did it make
it into the hands of a collector, or did it suffer the fate of many
an engine, eventually relegated to the scrap pile when it was
deemed a relic of another time?