| March/April 1970

Route 2, Troy, Kansas 66068.

In response to the question of C. H. Somers, Culpeper, Virginia 22701, I will try to answer his query on this engine. These pictures are of Mr. Somers engine and an Atlas engine.

We had just subscribed to both G.E.M. and I.M.A. and I had just gotten our first Gas Engine Magazine in September. I usually first look at the picture and read the captions, then later when I've time, reread the whole magazine from front to back, and reread it through the month. Anyway, I have a book with many pictures of ancient tractors and also some literature to go with some of the pictures. This following information may or may not correspond with the Atlas Engine.

'The Baker and Hamilton Company marketed a portable engine in the early 1880's. The boiler had a jacket of 2-inch staves, held in place by brass bands, and could burn wood, coal, or straw. It had an Ames engine and Laufenburg boiler and was built by the Ames Iron Works of Oswego, New York. Henry Ames was an early advocate of steampower for farms, founding a factory to make engines in 1854.'

As I say, this may or may not relate with the Atlas Engine, but I do hope it does.

Also, I'd like to own a portable I.H.C. engine, any size. And I would also like to get an operator's manual for a F-20 and F-30 tractor.


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