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“R” engines

| October 2007


Freeport, Ill.

Model: Puritan
Horsepower: 1-1/2
Serial number: A2343
Weight: 200 pounds
Bore: 3-1/2-inch
Stroke: 4-inch
Flywheel width: 1-1/2 inches
Flywheel diameter: 17 inches
Governing: Hit-and-miss, single weight centrifugal governor
Ignition: Low-tension igniter, make-and-break
Unique features: Auxiliary exhaust port opened by the piston at the most downward portion of the stroke. Camshaft gear located on the outside of the crankcase.
Interesting facts: The only air-cooled vertical engine Rawleigh-Schryer produced. The engines apparently never had tags and the serial numbers are stamped on the end of the crankshaft.

Owner: Michael McCracken, 7879 State Route 309, Galion, OH 44833

Mystery Engine

Horsepower: Possibly 3
Bore: 4-inch
Stroke: 6-inch
Weight: 450 pounds
Governing: Throttle governed
Ignition: WICO EK magneto
Unique features: This engine has a crankcase, and instead of grease cups, has a spot for a piece of burlap sack to soak oil to grease the bearings. The engine has "Ran" in raised lettering on the hopper.

Owner: Cody Klotz, 119 11th Ave. N., Shelby, MT 59474


Oil City, Pa.