1005 Main Street Hampstead, Maryland 21074.
Art Ward, 1005 Main St., Hampstead, Maryland 21074, sent this
photo of a Jaeger 3 HP FW engine his wife bought in September 1991.
Look inside for his restoration story.
My wife purchased the Hercules (Jaeger) 3 HP, FW #278226 engine
on the cover in September of 1991. It had been kept outside and
hadn’t been run since the early 1970s.
The engine was painted green, but many years of sitting out in
the weather had taken its toll. The paint was peeling and the rust
had fused many parts together. We immediately went to work. Piece
by piece we tore the engine apart. We left no nut, bolt or cotter
pin unturned. We removed all of the old paint, wire brushed and
sanded every part.
We visited many of the end of the year shows in nearby
Pennsylvania to purchase books and parts that needed to be
My wife designed the cart and I constructed it out of oak. We
painted each part and started to rebuild the engine.
About eight weeks from the day of purchase, we had the engine
back together and ready to start. After a few adjustments to the
timing gears, the engine fired and runs beautifully today. This is
the first time we had ever experienced anything like this, since we
had never owned an engine before. Now we are hooked and have a bad
case of engine fever. To date we have eight engines and looking for
more. Many thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Brown and the Beeker