| November/December 1978

HP town gas engine

This engine belongs to a friend of mine. It is a ? HP town gas engine made by the Gardner Company, well known now for the production of diesel engines for heavy trucks. This engine was built about 1910 and has duel ignition either battery and coil (the make and break can be seen at the rear) or hot tube, a much sought after engine in the U.K. Courtesy of David Hunt, Mount Pleasant, Gunville Hill, Winterslow, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England.

Peoria's California Caterpillar Gasoline Traction Engine. Courtesy of Robert Culshaw, Advertising Division, Caterpillar Tractor Company, Peoria,  Illinois 61611.

An overall view of my garage and since it's a one car garage, there isn't much room for the car or anything else. I have 15 engines so far, and am still looking for a 'big one.' Courtesy of Jim Hickey, 1336 Peach Avenue, E1 Cajon, California 92021.

Root and Vandervoort, 1 HP. Serial # 40324, rpm 500. Manufactured by the Root and Vandervoort Engineering Company, East Moline, Illinois for the John Deere Plow Company. Courtesy of Barry E. Tuller, R. R. 3, Box 78, of Pleasant, Iowa 52641.