How Your Hobby Started Part XXIII

| November/December 1972

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Early this year, it seemed as though these articles would be concluded because much of the research already completed had been used in these reports, but now there are many additional makes of engines to describe.

With each successive issue there comes to the writer additional gasoline engine catalogs and data from G. E. M. readers, all of which is appreciated. As literature on these different makes of engines continue to come to our attention, it seems strange there should be so many. However, it is quite to the contrary as it would take years to locate and report on some five hundred engine manufacturers that were in existence in the era of 1905 to 1920.

It may seem a bit repetitious at times that the specifications for each engine under discussion should be so similar to all the other makes. This is the case because so many stationary engines were very much alike and were competitive in many respects.

It is hoped that these articles will contain pertinent information for collectors to assist them in identifying and rebuilding the many makes in a refurbished condition equal to the original.

When starting to recondition an old engine it is quite likely that one of the first questions to come to the mechanics mind is whether the ignition system will still function.