Oyster Tongs Engine

| September/October 1998

  • International Harvester 1 HP

  • International Harvester 1 HP

P.O. Box 385 Mathews, Virginia 23109

These pictures are of an International Harvester 1 HP, type LB gas engine. It was purchased at Mathews, Virginia, in the mid-1940s and was used in a boat to power oyster tongs until the mid-1960s. After being idle in a shed for more than 30 years, it was restored to this condition by Eugene Brooks of Gwynn, Virginia, and me. I now own and operate the engine.


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