1915 Case model 10-20 owned by Jim Suter, Harrisonburg,
1921 International model 8-16 owned by Gary L. Shiflett,
Hart-Parr model 18-36 owned by Bill Roberts, Summerset,
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
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.
All the parts used in the restoration were original stock parts
obtained from all over the country. Its original use was for a
cement mixer but it was found in a saw mill. (Photo courtesy of
Wayne Grenning, 318 Summit St., Boonville, N.Y. 13309.)