GEORGE ARCHER

A Tribute to the Man and his Collection!

| September/October 2000

  • Scott Two Stroke Motor
    Scott Two Stroke Motor Co., Kansas City, MO. Restored, on trucks, $2,600.
  • StaRite Engine
    1 HP StaRite engine built by the StaRite Engine Co., LaCrosse, Wisconsin. This engine #2463 with 450 RPM and round flywheels sold for $3,000.
  • Kelly Simplex
    Restored vertical O.S. Kelly Simplex sold for $1,800.
  • Pace Maker

  • Engine
    This restored engine was built by the Kewanee Water Supply Co., Kewanee, Illinois. Two of these engines were up for auction. One sold for $4,000 and the other for $2,025.
  • Sultan engine
    This restored 3 HP Sultan engine was built by the Whitman Agricultural Co., St. Louis, Missouri. This #3566 vertical engine runs at 500 RPM. The winning bid was $1,800.
  • Orphan engine
    The Orphan (Faultless?) 1 HP, restored, on trucks, $1,125.
  • George Archer chatting with friends
    George Archer (with infamous pipe in hand) enjoys chatting with friends.
  • Olds Seager engine
    3 HP Olds Seager engine, original on trucks. Sold for $5,900.

  • Scott Two Stroke Motor
  • StaRite Engine
  • Kelly Simplex
  • Pace Maker
  • Engine
  • Sultan engine
  • Orphan engine
  • George Archer chatting with friends
  • Olds Seager engine

Archer Auction

Part of the enjoyment of an auction is watching the crowd. They followed each engine intensively with their price sheets in hand. There were plenty of serious buyers, as well as plenty of lookers. A total of 421 bidders registered with Nixon Auctioneers. You could hear the buzz among them from the amazing prices for the rarer engines and even some of the common engines. No bargains to be found that day. Some were disappointed after a fast round of bidding. I'm sure there were plenty who went over their limit as they nervously looked again and again at the engine that was being sold.

Some other highlights of the auction. . . . . . .

2 HP Bullseye, restored on trucks, $9,100

1? HP Stickney on trucks, $5,300



Falk 3 HP sideshaft, $7, 100

4 HP Mogul sideshaft on skids, hopper cooled, 100% complete, restored, $7,500