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BRIDGEWATER 1980


| January/February 1981


1915 Case model 10-20 owned by Jim Suter, Harrisonburg, Virginia.

1921 International model 8-16 owned by Gary L. Shiflett, Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Hart-Parr model 18-36 owned by Bill Roberts, Summerset, Virginia

WHAT IS IT?

I am enclosing a Poloroid of a real 'odd-ball' I recently acquired in hopes that someone can possibly identify it. The print isn't too good, but was the best I could do with available light. The engine is a two-cylinder, inverted V, 4-cycle. Cylinder angle is around 45°. There are absolutely no identifying numbers, manufacturer's plates, part numbers or anything on any part that I have been able to find. Bore is approximately 3'stroke about 6. Connecting rods are cast iron and offset so that both bearings can run on a common crank pin. Intake valves are atmospheric-exhausts mechanically operated. Carburetor is a simple mixing valve throttle simply a pipe valve. Both intake and exhaust valves are in separate castings which can be removed from the main block. Cylinders are water jacketed with standard pipe connections. Lubrication apparently by drip cups. Large flywheel grooved for small round belt may be a water pump. My description is rather vague as I acquired this engine two days before leaving for Florida and didn't get too much chance to really examine it. It would be real nice if someone out there could tell me a bit about it as in my over 60 years of engine tinkering, I've never seen anything remotely like itand I've spent days in the Henry Ford Museum looking at engines. Here's hoping! Submitted by Dick Evans, 710 Louden Avenue, Dunedin, Florida 33528.



Wayne Grenning, of Boonville, N.Y., is justifiably proud of his 1926, 3HP, Jaeger gasoline engine on our cover. Fully restored, it was shown this past year at the Flywheels and Pulleys Field Days.

The engine was obtained on Grafton Mountain in eastern New York State. It weighs about 540 pounds and is mounted on beech skids with steel rails.














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