How Your Hobby Started Part XXIII


| November/December 1972

  • Battery Ignition Tester Circuit

  • Doak Engine
    Courtesy of Robert Herren, Route I, Box 354,Winlock,Washington 98596.
  • Air-cooled Root
    Courtesy of John Cullity, Route 6-A, East Sandwich, Massachusetts 02537.
  • Engine
    Courtesy of John Cullity, Route 6-A, East Sandwich, Massachusetts 02537.
  • Gas Engines
    This photo shows my son-in-law and grandson, Cliff and Duane La Frenz and I with my trailer load of gas engines and Maytag motors at one of the many shows we attend.
  • Pump Engine

  • Pump Engine
    Courtesy of Ernest Hoff, 235 W. Franklin Avenue, Barron, Wisconsin 54812.
  • Pump Engine
    Courtesy of Ernest Hoff, 235 W. Franklin Avenue, Barron, Wisconsin 54812.
  • Detroit Engine
    Courtesy of Bernard Race, 1322 Christine Place, Peoria, Illinois 61614.
  • Fairbanks-Morse Engine
    Courtesy of Don Selmer, 811 Gary Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53716.
  • Truck
    Courtesy of Walter C. Bieritz, Route 2, Box 168, Yorkville, Illinois 60560.
  • Minnesota
    35-70 Minnesota & 28-50 Hart Parr. Courtesy of A. C. Pump, Grant, Nebraska 69140.
  • Minnesota
    Courtesy of Morris Blomgren, Route 1, Siren, Wisconsin 54872.
  • Engine
    These are my engines-3 HP F. & M., Independent & I. H. C. Courtesy of A. C. Pump, Grant, Nebraska 69140.
  • Oil Pull
    My Oil Pull as displayed at the Fest in Lindsborg. Courtesy of Leonard hogback, Lindsborg, Kansas 67456.
  • Deere BR Tractor
    Courtesy of Fred W. Parker, Blackfoot, Alberta T0B-0L0, Canada.
  • Doak Engine
    Picture is a Doak engine, 400 rpm, made in Oakland, California, No. CA1045. Standard Oil Plant in Winlock back in 20s-old gasoline engine was used to unload the tank cars on the railroad and pump the gas and oil into their storage tanks.
  • Ottawa Street
    Melvin's outfit--picture taken in 1930. Courtesy of Melvin Huether, 1188 Ottawa Street, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.

  • Battery Ignition Tester Circuit
  • Doak Engine
  • Air-cooled Root
  • Engine
  • Gas Engines
  • Pump Engine
  • Pump Engine
  • Pump Engine
  • Detroit Engine
  • Fairbanks-Morse Engine
  • Truck
  • Minnesota
  • Minnesota
  • Engine
  • Oil Pull
  • Deere BR Tractor
  • Doak Engine
  • Ottawa Street

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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.