COFFEE BREAK WITH KITTY


| November/December 1967



Coffee Break

Well, autumn is here and winter's on its way. I'm always glad to see the change in the seasons; even to winter. We've had a pleasant summer and have made many new friends at the shows we attended and through the mail. Many many thanks to those of you who helped us by selling our magazines and books at the reunions across the country. Next year we hope to have a representative at every show. If yours had no representative this year, and you would be interested, drop us a line.

Mr. John W. Hayter, 414 North Lee Street, Bloomington, Illinois is looking for someone to write an article on or give him information on the principles and use of hot air engines.

Phil King, Maple Street, Granville, Massachusetts writes that in case no one has answered Tom Hobbis question on the old outboard, Phil's father who was an outboard dealer for 40 years says Caille was a maker of motors for quite a few years. They made the famous Caille 'Red Head' racing engine.

E. S. Coffman, Box 458, Leechburg, Pennsylvania tells us that in his travels he has found three large engines and compressors that some of our organizations or members may be glad to know about. They are in nice condition in a building and would make a drawing attraction for any show and he believes they can be had at junk prices. They are a Clark, 70' wide, 21 ft. long. Fly wheels 7 ft. diameter. 5?' wide, 8' deep, 80 H.P.180 R.P.M. Made in Olean, New York. The second is a Bessemer, 80' wide, 20 ft. long, 16' bore, 180 R.P.M., 80 H.P., flywheels 80' diameter, 12' wide. The third is a Bessemer 80 H.P., 180 R.P.M., 16x20 engine. Air cylinder 14x20. 86' flywheel (one only).

Roger Eshelman, Box 63, College Springs, Iowa is having trouble getting information on the C.H. & E. gas engine that he has. The information on the side of the water hopper is as follows: C.H. & E. Mfg. Co. Milwaukee, Wis. The number on the side of the hopper is 5154. Is this the serial number? Could anyone tell him what C.H. & E. Stands for, the horsepower, and the age of the engine? The bore is 4 3/4' by 6?' stroke. It is a horizontal engine, hit and miss, and uses a buzzer coil and spark plug. He also has an upright, double flywheel, hit and miss, 2 hp Novo gas engine on which he can't determine the color. It was either gray or green, but there are certain parts that show a gold metallic paint. Could someone tell him the original colors and if there was any striping?

I had a letter from Louis Chapo, 2530 Ione Street, Sacramento, California who vacationed in Iowa this year. He writes, 'I want to pass on to the nation that I have seen a farmer there with four(4) BARNS full of old machinery and especially gas engines. This all belongs to Albert Schreiner of Hubbard, Iowa. Everyone is welcome to his one man show. He does not advertise it in fact you wouldn't know it exists except for the old timers in the area who may mention that this collection exists. Almost everything is in runable and workable condition. He is a creative and inventive person in his own right. It's a shame that more people do not know of this place, and that's why I'm telling you. His collection consists of a Monitor, Cushman, FM, and a multitude of other make and break engines, both water and air cooled. He has old wagons, buggies, Model T's, farming equipment, a one horse tread mill in new condition. Vintage clothes, buttons, tools, kitchen utensils, furniture, victrolas, fire engine and you name it he has it. He has a museum of his own that really belongs to all and its there for all to see.' Mr. Chapo has two engines of his own that he needs information on. The first is a 2? HP Fairbank Morse, for which he needs carburetor, rocker arm and rocker arm support, fender, valves and springs. The other is a 1? HP Fairbank Morse for which he needs to know what type and where he can find a battery. The battery box and coil box are together and it appears that a small dry charged battery is used.