On The cover

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Courtesy of Charles M. Carbaugh, 17 Frick Avenue, Waynesboro, Pennsylvania 17268.
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Courtesy of Charles M. Carbaugh, 17 Frick Avenue, Waynesboro, Pennsylvania 17268.
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Courtesy of Charles M. Carbaugh, 17 Frick Avenue, Waynesboro, Pennsylvania 17268.
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Courtesy of Charles M. Carbaugh, 17 Frick Avenue, Waynesboro, Pennsylvania 17268.
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Courtesy of Charles M. Carbaugh, 17 Frick Avenue, Waynesboro, Pennsylvania 17268.
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Courtesy of Charles M. Carbaugh, 17 Frick Avenue, Waynesboro, Pennsylvania 17268.
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The pictures enclosed are of a very rare engine. It was built by
the founders of the Metcalf Manufacturing Company at Quincy, Pa.
The Metcalf Manufacturing Company was sold to the Geiser Mfg. Co.
about 1897. They built the Metcalf Co. engine at the Quincy plant
under the Geiser name until about 1902. When they moved the works
to Greencastle, Pa. where they built the Geiser gas engine until
they sold the Geiser plant to the Emerson Brantingham Company of
Illinois, Mr. John F. Metcalf and Mr. William Miller started to
design another gas engine of a less expensive design, and there
were several sold from 1903 to 1905, at which time, the Quincy
Engine Company was formed and was operated until 1915 making
compressors, pump and engines. There is a lot more to the Quincy
engine story that started about 1854. I expect to write a story on
the beginning of it at a later date.

The first four pictures show the condition of the engine when
found. The other two pictures were taken as the engine was being
restored and of course, the single picture on the cover is the
restored product [beautiful, isn’t it?]

A photograph of a penny postcard which recently came into my
possession. I hope your readers will enjoy it. Courtesy of Fred
Bailey, 815 McKinley, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104.

A picture of my father-in-law’s tractor. It is an Allis
Chalmers WC, spoke wheel, which he still uses to run the threshing
machine. His A.C. Model C pulling, what is sometimes called,
buckwheat harvester on sweep rake, which he also used in 1974 to
cut his buckwheat. Courtesy of Russel T. Smith, R.D. 1, Muncy,
Pennsylvania 17756.

A picture of my father-in-law’s tractor. It is an Allis
Chalmers WC, spoke wheel, which he still uses to run the threshing
machine. His A.C. Model C pulling, what is sometimes called,
buckwheat harvester on sweep rake, which he also used in 1974 to
cut his buckwheat. Courtesy of Russel T. Smith, R.D. 1, Muncy,
Pennsylvania 17756.

Pictured with the tractor is Mr. Marion Hainlien of Dayton, Ohio
who purchased it new in the Spring of 1938. This tractor is still
on all four original tires and outside of new paint and oil filter,
it is just like it came from the factory. Courtesy of John Harper,
420 Talmadge Road, Clayton, Ohio 45315.

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