Hit-and-Miss Ice Cream at the 2010 MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR
For attendees at the 2010 Mother Earth News Fair at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Seven Springs, Pa., a steady chugging sound garnered quite a bit of attention.
To the well-trained ear of an antique gas engine enthusiast, the chugging was the unmistakable sound of a hit-and-miss gas engine. More specifically, it was a 1929 3 HP John Deere powering an ice cream churn owned and operated by Tom and Nancy Brown of Knox, Pa.
Gas Engine Magazine associate editor Christian Williams spoke briefly with Tom about the business and the curious guesses that people have when they see the display:
The Atlas Engine: An Indiana Engine in Texas
Harry Seidensticker’s 1907 4hp Atlas engine is sure a well-traveled one, ending up in Texas by way of Indiana, while exchanging a few hands along the way.
The 42-Year Itch: Fairbanks-Morse Model NB
From shed to shop, Bob Gill and Gene George managed to haul the carcass of a 12hp 1913 Fairbanks-Morse Model NB engine and restore its original splendor.
Those in the old iron community are accustomed to expecting the unexpected. Gas Engine Magazine’s new associate editor, Matt Kelly, is learning to do the same.