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| June 2006



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Chase

Model: Junior
Serial number: 805
Year: circa 1916
Horsepower: 4
Weight: 1,000 pounds
Bore: 6-5/8-inch
Stroke: 5-inch
Flywheel width: 2-1/4 inches
Flywheel diameter: 24 inches
Governing: early throttle, variable speed, 1 to 4 HP
Ignition: spark plug with buzz coil
Unique features: The head and engine block on this engine are a completely different design than the serial no. 599, 4 HP Chase engine. This is the only Chase engine Roger has seen with original paint and logos.
Interesting fact: Company was in business from 1913 to 1916.

Owner: Roger?White
1792 W. 2nd St.
Craig,?CO 81625

Cavanaugh &Darley

Model: Little Giant
Year: circa 1905
Horsepower: 1
Weight: 225 pounds
Bore: 11-1/2-inch
Stroke: 5-inch
Flywheel diameter: 6-1/8 inches
Governing: patent catch governor
Ignition: spark plug, buzz coil and battery
Unique features: The mixer is of unique design with a small shaft protruding from the top. To prime the engine, you spin the shaft until gasoline can be seen at the base of the mixer. The distal end of the shaft is a needle point that fits into the gas valve. Gasoline is supplied by gravity.
Interesting fact: C.H. Wendel's American Gasoline Engines Since 1872 shows the Little Giant using hot tube ignition.

Owner: Chuck Ostrander
10248 E. Calle Tejas Lane
Hereford, AZ 85615
ostrander@aztelnet.com

Cook

Year: 1902
Horsepower: 2-1/2
Serial number: 135
Weight: 650 pounds
Bore: 4-inch
Stroke: 8-inch
Flywheel diameter: 26 inches Governing: flyball governor, hit-and-miss
Ignition: make-and-break igniter with low-tension friction drive magneto
Unique features: dual fuel
system: natural gas and gasoline
Interesting fact: Believed to be the earliest Cook in existence and the only one known to use the company's earliest style of governor, patented in 1902.

Owner: Wayne Greening
4233 Cambria Wilson?Road
Lockport, NY 14094