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Courtesy of Bert Rugenstein, Route 6, Box 18, Lake Wales, Florida 33853.
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Courtesy of Andy Kruse, Park Ridge, Illinois 60068.
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Courtesy of Robert F. King, Stage Road, Plainfield, New Hampshire 03781.
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Courtesy of Robert F. King, Stage Road, Plainfield, New Hampshire 03781.
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Courtesy of Karl A. Lind, Albert City, Iowa 50510.
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Courtesy of E. Wm. Timmermann, Rt. 1, Box 858, Oakley, Illinois 62552.
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Courtesy of Carl O. H. Neitzel, R. 5, Box 244, Port Orchard, Washington 98366.
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Courtesy of Des Claxton, Bamawm 3561, Victoria, Australia.
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Courtesy of George Wakefield, South Street, Gladstone, New Jersey 07934.
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Courtesy of George Wakefield, South Street, Gladstone, New Jersey 07934.

A Waterloo Boy, early John Deere tractor, is shown in this first
color cover of Gas Engine Magazine. We thank Will McCracken, of
Product Publicity, Deere & Company, Moline, Illinois, for his
cooperation in making the color transparency available. The company
sells colored pictures of its historic and classic tractors.

My 6 HP Sampson engine built at Stockton, California.

A rare C.O.D. tractor owned and restored by Dale Lindstrum,
Lawrens, Iowa and shown at the Albert City Threshermen &
Collectors Show. Picture by Colon Johnson.

Pictured is a 20-40 HP Rumely Oil Pull back on the farm at
Sibley, Iowa. Owned by P.F.L. Timmermann, my father.

Pictured above is an English Fordson, #787927. Notice the patch
on the engine block. This tractor runs well and is still used by
the owner to pull logs. Notice the odd rear wheels.

The first engine is a two stroke double flywheel with four round
holes in each flywheel with crank handle fitted in one, engine runs
opposite way, anticlockwise. Throttle is hand operated and there is
no provision for any type of governor, magneto is gear driven.

I have two engines which cannot be identified by my fellow
collectors in Victoria. The second engine weighs about ? of a ton,
with double flywheels measuring 30′ by 3?’ face, bore and
stroke 5?’ x 9.’ Balance crankshafts with grease cups on
all bearings.

Atmospheric inlet valve, exhaust valve is operated by a long
rocker arm. Hit and miss governor is gear driven vertical triple
weights, flyball type.The hole visible on the side is believed to
be an ignitor hole as this passage is open to the combustion
chamber. I do not have an ignitor, nor do I know what type of
magneto would have been used. Was the spark plug in the center of
the head originally. The casting is raised and machined as to
suggest it was. This is a beautiful engine and I would like to get
it running. It appears to have been painted a reddish color. Any
assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Pictured is a  view of a 1910, 45 HP 6 cylinder, Sterling
Marine Engine, made in Buffalo, New York.

Pictured is a  view of a 1910, 45 HP 6 cylinder, Sterling
Marine Engine, made in Buffalo, New York.

This engine was installed in 1911 on an estate here as power for
an auxiliary fire pump, and only ran occasionally to keep it in
shape, till 30 years ago. After disassembling to remove it from the
pump house, a whole winter was spent rewiring, cleaning the engine,
and polishing the brass of which all external piping, manifold and
attachments are made. It has 5? inch bore and 6 inch stroke, is
equipped with a Mandel mechanical drip feed oiler, Bosch Dual Coil
Ignition, and rotary gear cooling pump. Note starting bar on floor.
It idles beautifully with a very pleasant exhaust tone.

A ‘J’ MM-Twin City operated by Norman Mier and Richard
Rope of Clarinda, Iowa. Norm is a senior at South Dakota State
University, and Rich is a freshman at Iowa Western JC at Clarinda,
Iowa. This tractor has an ‘F’ head valve arrangement.
Courtesy of Roger L. Eshelman, Box 36, College Springs, Iowa
51637

Old Flour Mill patented May 24,1896. The engine is a Frost King
– 1? HP.

WHAT IS IT!

I need help identifying the piece of machinery in the photos.
Believe it to be a roller for old clay tennis courts. No name or
decals on it anywhere. The name tag says Serial No. 11213, 600 RPM
and 1-? XK HP. The carburetor has a number 1165 cast into the body.
I believe it was originally maroon in color. Hope some of the
readers can give me information as to the make of the motor and
manufacturer of the roller.

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