My Most Recent Restoration

| February/March 1994

Rt 2, Box 428A Mora, Minnesota 55051

I thought you'd like to see these pictures of my most recent restoration. About six years ago while answering and of engines for sale and looking for a 1 HP Hercules, I located and purchased this engine from Mike Nohre of Elbow Lake, Minnesota. I finally got time to work on it.

It is a Rawleigh-Schryer 1 HP manufactured in Freeport, Illinois, between 1909-1915. The gas tank is cast as one piece within the base of the engine, and the crankshaft has oil cups with cast iron lids instead of grease guns. This seems to be a fairly rare engine.

These are before, during, and after photos. Note: I use degreaser and fuel oil in the gas can. It's safer than gasoline.

Also included are pictures taken during loading to go to the Almelund Threshing Show at Almelund, Minnesota, on August 14th, 1993. These are the Rawleigh-Schryer and my 7 HP Economy saw rig. It has a serial number of approximately 50,XXX and was manufactured about 1915. Two years ago I purchased this engine near Mankato, Minnesota, and restored it last year. The saw rig ran 6 hours on Saturday during the show without any mechanical problems. I've learned to start with a clean ignitor. The engine runs better and is easier to start.

I had a great time at the Almelund show, met many new friends and enjoyed seeing over 200 engines and I don't know how many tractors.