Box 356 Carrington, North Dakota 58421
The pictures on this page are of Judson Tracy's 12 HP New Way twin cylinder, opposed, air cooled engine and the identity of the three gentle-men
This three pictures of my 12 HP New Way twin cylinder, opposed, air cooled engine. It is Type 'C', Model 'L', #727. This engine was purchased new in 1916 by the father of Frank Hilbert, New Rockford, North Dakota. It was used to run a line shaft in their farm grain elevator. The elevator building was torn down in 1950 and the engine was pulled outside and it sat there until I purchased it in August of 1986. It was complete in every respect but someone had used a spark plug from it and forgot to plug the hole-need I say more. We had quite an experience removing the piston and not doing any damage to the cylinder. Snow and rain had gotten into the engine through the open gear that drives the National mag. Lots of gears rusted out and the one cam action had to be rebuilt completely.
With the help of my friends, Harold Schmid and Howard Slater, the engine is now completely restored and is a real 'crowd pleaser' at whatever show we take it.
In the picture of the three men, Harold Schmid is on the right, Frank Hilbert in the center and myself. This was taken at the Steam Threshers Show in New Rockford, North Dakota and the other picture showing the 'working side' of the engine was taken at the North Dakota Engine Show at Egeland, North Dakota.
New Way made the twin cylinder engines in 7 HP, 8 HP and 12 HP models. There aren't too many of the 12 HP models around and I would like to correspond with anyone else that has one. Mr. John Ritter told me one time that he nearly had a deal made with a collector in New York (I believe) but it fell through.