Engine Oddities


| November/December 1986

  • unidentified Engine
    Is unidentified, but was recently found by Gerry Lestz in Montana.
  • Mailbox

  • Syl Henry's engine
    View of Syl Henry's engine-powered rocking chair.
  • Syl Henry's engine
    view of Syl Henry's engine-powered rocking chair.
  • Mailbox


  • unidentified Engine
  • Mailbox
  • Syl Henry's engine
  • Syl Henry's engine
  • Mailbox

It belongs to Tom Stark, 214 Harbor Drive, Hendersonville, Tennessee 37075. Tom says he was replacing his mailbox every two or three months, but now if it gets hit, he doesn't have to replace the box.

It is a Minneapolis-Moline mailbox owned by LeRoy Wonder, RR2, Danbury, Iowa 51019, whose other M-M's actually run!!

Some engine collectors are content with tractors and traditional farm equipment. They carefully restore their engines and proudly display them at annual shows. But then, there are those who don't stop with the expected who use their hobby for the unusual or let it carry over into other areas of life. On this page are examples of such carryovers.

 The outfit consists of an old platform rocker, a girl mannequin, a binder pitman, a pumpjack, and a Rawleigh 1 HP engine. The Rawleigh is one of 65 engines that Syl, of 1027 Harding St., Janesville, WI 53545, owns and displays at shows in his area.





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