One and One-Half Horsepower Dazzle Patch

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4115 S 298th Ct., Auburn, Washington 98001-2237

My interest in Dazzle Patch engines started when I purchased a
number of engines from an elderly man who, at one time, was going
to restore them but through time lost interest in them.

One was a very complete engine but had no tag. This was one of
the first engines in this purchase to be restored, and for about
three years I hauled it with my display to many shows but got no
positive identification.

I subscribe to many magazines. Farm and Ranch was one and I sent
in an ad. In response to this ad, I started to correspond with a
person who collects ‘Dan Patch’ items. She sent me a couple
of photocopied pages from an M. W. Savage Factories Inc. catalog.
And, there it was! A picture of the engine I was trying to put a
name to.

In 1995 an auction in western Minnesota was published in GEM,
and my ‘Air Cooled Dazzle Patch’ engine was listed. I had
plans to attend the show at Rollag, Minnesota, so I made sure I was
there early enough to take in the auction.

The day of the auction came and my brother Jerry and I took in
the auction. Some of the engines went quite high in price for what
they were. When the Dazzle Patch came up, I went to my limit and
that was very fast. After the auction, I talked to the person that
ended up with the Dazzle Patch, if it was available. He told me to
write him in the spring.

Spring came. I wrote him, and his reply was, it was for sale and
the amount. My next letter was on the condition of sale, as it
would be fall before I could be back to pick it up. The reply back
to me was that it was okay with him.

Fall came and a trip to Rollag, Minnesota, was planned and a
trip to pick up my Dazzle Patch air cooled took place. It has been
a real good engine and gets many good comments wherever I take
it.

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