SMOKE RINGS

By Staff
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Old Red Wing 2 cycle #1233
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Ideal engine collection.
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Marine engines
5 / 11
Planet Jr. Tractor.
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Courtesy of Fred Nolan, R.R. 2, Arcola, Illinois 61910.
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2 cycle Kalamazoo Motor Car
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The engine base at the locations.
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Lazier gas engine.
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Lazier gas engine.
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Courtesy of Alex Magdalene, 71 Lori Lane, Camarillo, California 93010.

Hi Friends! Well, here it comes- the last issue for the year
1979 and as you all know each year seems to be shorter-(that’s
really a way to tell we’re getting older-but don’t spread
that word around.) I hope you’ve all been happy touring the
country to the shows-I’ll bet the gas crisis made some changes
in vacation plans-but do hope you made it to some of the
activities. And this being the Holiday issue-you better get moving
on those Christmas presents and I’ll get moving onto the
letters we have

From BILL GROWCOCK, 1312 Kathy Street, Van Wert, Ohio 45891 a
letter stating: ‘I have just acquired my first gas engine and
need some assistance in restoring it. The nameplate on the engine
says The Ideal Gas and Gasoline Engine, Ideal Motor Company,
Lansing, Michigan. It is a 2? HP upright, water-cooled, serial
number 2902.

My problem is that I have been unable to find any information
about. the engine. I have been to three different gas engine
association shows, but have found no one who can tell me anything
about my Ideal-other than the fact that it is similar to a Novo
upright. Vic Lippi of Van Wert suggested I might be able to get
more help from the magazine.

I need any information on the Ideal Company. Also need to know
how to hook up ignition to the engine. It has an igniter and an old
coil which was with the engine. And how many volts are needed? The
engine appears to be dark green with red striping. Are these the
original colors??’ (Hope you buddies can help George-but again
people I must tell you when you write letters for this column, I
cannot print any items you want to buy- that must come in to the
office in the form of a classified ad at 10? per word.)

Other Ideal engines are presented as the picture comes from JIM
HICKEY, 1333 El Rey Avenue, El Cajon, California 92021: ‘See my
picture of an Ideal engine collection.

Each of these three air-cooled Ideal engines is a different
size. From top to bottom: the flywheel sizes are 12?’, 11′
and 10′. Bore and stroke dimensions are: 4 x 4, 3? x 4, and 3 x
3. Most of the castings will not interchange. I wonder if there are
any other sizes??’

RICHARD A. DUNNING, SR., 571 May Street, North Attleboro,
Massachusetts 02760 is restoring a Fuller & Johnson farm pump
engine made about 1911. He would like to hear from anyone that can
help him. (Again, Richard needs parts and I’ll have to tell
you-it would be best to run a classified ad.)

From RICHARD NIELSEN, 9122 W. 66th Place, Arvada, Colorado 80002
this: ‘I have just purchased a Motor Car with a Fairmont engine
8 HP, serial number 66517, Type QBA, Group B. Everything seems to
be complete. It has C & S railroad lettering and paint on it.
As I would like to restore this motor car completely, I need
information on paint color, overall appearance of motor car and the
operation of this engine. Thanks for your help and cooperation and
I will try and answer all letters. I too, like all GEM readers,
enjoy your magazine and look forward to each and every
issue.’

ROBERT PEARSON, Box 41, Millerton, Pennsylvania 16936 would like
to know if anyone has any information on an Olds Gaspower Co.
engine, No. C459, 18 HP patented Aug. 29, 1905, Lansing, Michigan
U.S.A. He needs to know if this engine had a flyball governor. Some
of the parts on the engine are missing and he can’t tell if
this was the way the engine was manufactured.

Seeking help is FRANCIS J. LUECK, Box 156, Route 1, Central
Lake, Michigan 49622: ‘I have recently acquired a two cylinder,
two cycle 7 HP marine engine made by the Erd Motor Co., Saginaw,
Michigan, No. 3053. Is it possible that one of the readers could
help me with any information about this company or engine. Thanks
for any help!’ Phone 616-544-6582.

TRYGUE HANSON, 23621-70th Avenue, NW, Stanwood, Washington 98292
writes: ‘Awhile back at the threshing bee at Lynden,
Washington, I asked an exhibitor how he knew the age of his Novo.
He replied that you had once published a list of serial numbers by
dates. Would it be possible to republish the list or at least tell
me the age of my engine? The usual brass plate identifies it as The
Novo, S/N 26023, 1? HP, 600 RPM. It is battery ignited and is
larger than the aforementioned exhibitor’s engine which was mag
ignited.’ (Anyone out there-let him know the answer as I have
no way of tracing the magazine issue it was in without more
information.)

‘HELP! I have inherited an old marine engine and so far have
not been able to find any information on it. Can Gas Engine help?
The engine plate reads: Roberts Motors, San-dusky, Ohio, Model M,
10 HP, serial no. 6177. It is a two cylinder engine with two spark
plugs on top of each cylinder. Any information your readers can
pass along will be appreciated.’ This letter came from BOB
STIMPERT, Route 2, Box 195A, Sheloh, Ohio 44878.

This letter is sent to perhaps help some of the readers and it
is from FRED J. (DOC) SCHUSTER, 3535 Glen Oak Drive, Eugene, Oregon
97405: ‘Here are a few little items that may be of interest
concerning John Deere Model E engines: In addition to most other
gaskets the special felt magneto gasket can still be obtained from
the factory in Moline, Illinois. This is fortunate because the
gasket could be a difficult one to make. (I didn’t even know
what the gasket looked like.) Needle valves can be obtained new,
also, but they are expensive. Undoubtedly other minor parts are
still stocked by the factory.

Excellent newly manufactured springs can be obtained from
Gor-Nel Co., Chicago City, Minnesota 55013, and newly manufactured
igniters and trip levers are made by the Engine Room, Palo Colorado
Canyon, Coast Route, Monterey, California 93940.

John Deere Model E engines in good condition may throw oil while
running, but they should not smoke. Such smoking is caused by oil
leaking from the crankcase into the fuel tank due to age warpage of
the crankcase floor plate. The condition is rather easily cured as
follows: Drain oil and fuel. Then remove the engine sub-base, fuel
tank and crankcase floor plate. Drill two small holes through the
lips of the engine base at the locations shown in the diagram.
Drill holes 3/32′ in diameter, then tap for a 6-32 screw about
1/2′ long.

Then drill two corresponding clearance holes through the sheet
metal floor plate and the gasket. To reassemble, place gasket
against engine base, then screw floor plate in place with 6-32
screws and lock washers. Draw up screws just snug enough to flatten
the lock washers, not extremely tight. For extra insurance against
leakage, cover screw heads with a little dab of Permatex. Finish
remainder of assembly as usual. (Be sure gasket sealer is placed on
both surfaces of the gaskets before assembly.) This procedure
should effectively stop oil leakage into the fuel tank with
attendant smoking.’

Now this letter is from DOC SCHUSTER also and he is seeking some
answers: ‘I have written a few brief articles in the past,
hoping that they would be of some help to others. Now, however, I
would appreciate some information, too, concerning an early 1? HP
Model E John Deere stationary engine.

1. What type of plating or coating was applied
originally to most of the cast iron parts, and what was its
purpose? Even some interior parts, as the cam gear, have this
coating. It is fairly easy to scrape it off with a sharp knife. The
coating has a dark gray powdery appearance when removed. It does
not resemble paint.

2. How does the gear end of the magneto receive
lubrication? It is sealed from the outside by the thick circular
felt washer and is effectively isolated from the interior of the
crankcase by magneto plate, plate gasket, and the long shroud on
the magneto gear. What prevents this bearing from drying out?

3. This engine has been dubbed the ‘bar
none’ because none of the other engines throw oil like this
John Deere. Not even the Model M McDeering. While assembling the
John Deere, great care was taken to use factory gaskets wherever
possible, plus sealer on all mating surfaces. But while this engine
is running, oil seems to ooze from every pore, except around the
carefully gasketed joints. Oil literally bubbles from between the
bottom edge of the magneto plate and the cork crankcase cover
gasket. Oil also oozes in large quantities from around the main
crankshaft bearings, coats the flywheel hubs, and is thrown off.
Oil oozes from the ungasketed joints around the speed regulator
knob and the exhaust rod. This is an early engine that does not
seem to have a crankcase ventilator. What have I done wrong?
Cylinder-piston are in excellent condition with new piston rings,
and crankcase oil is at the recommended level.’

WAYNE COLE, Box 54, Page, North Dakota 58064, phone 701-668-2733
or 668-2735 tells us: ‘I need help from the vast store of
information filed with your readers. I have an M M tractor UDLX
Model, serial number 310013, also known as a Comfortractor. I would
like to know the year mine was built, the number made and the years
of production and all the highlights and sidelights pertaining to
this tractor. I know someone has the information I need.’

LARRY HANNAH, 90314th Street, New Westminster, B.C. Canada V3M
4P8 writes: ‘A friend and myself recently purchased a Stickney
5 HP engine. We would like to hear from anyone with information on
these engines, particularly the operation of the igniter which is
of unconventional design.’

DOUGLAS HERNDON, 330 S. Market Street, Jefferson, Ohio 44047
needs your help in finding any data about the Massey Harris Type 1
gas engines. There is very little available about the Massey Harris
Company, especially about their early gas engines. He would really
appreciate some help from the GEM buddies regarding the early
history of this engine.

LEONARD SPOELMAN, 3221 Brookshire SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan
49508 sends a photo of a 2 cycle Kalamazoo Motor Car (railroad
engine). He is looking for any information on it and some help in
identifying what the carburetor should be like-please help him if
you can.

Another gas buff seeking help is KEN DAWSON, 1311 19th Street
So., Moorhead, Minnesota 56560: ‘I would like to ask a few
questions on some engines I have. The first engine is a Charles
Brunner 1 HP water-cooled, manufactured in Peru, Illinois. The only
model number I can find is around the water hopper in raised
letters it says C. Brunner Winner Peru Ill. #2. Did these engines
come with a serial number on the engine, battery box or skids? I
looked all the pieces over and could find no place one would have
been attached. I would also like to find out what the ignition
timing block looked like as this engine is hit and miss plug
style.

I also have a Reeves pulley company engine and would like to
know if there are any more of these engines around.

I own a 3 HP J.D. gas engine and I would like to talk to anyone
that has one of these engines running. I would be glad to answer
any and all letters.’

N. EARL KOCHER, 104 Glen Avenue, Ellwood City, Pennsylvania
16117 asks: ‘Can you furnish me with information on a Vim gas
engine, to get it to run? It is 2 cycle, water-cooled, 6′ wide,
12′ long and 12′ high.’ (Hope someone helps you out,
Earl.)

GEORGE L. JACOBS, 708 Knapp Street, Wolf Point, Montana 59201
sent this letter: ‘I would like to have the address of the
Knapp Electrical Corporation. They used to build the number 450
Erector Motor. . .designed to run on 2 to 4 volts or even 6 volts
direct current. This type of motor had a 3-pole armature and 1
field winding at the bottom. The ends were pressed steel and round
with the sides open all around. The motor was painted black and
stood about 3′ high and 2?’ wide. It had a 5/32′
diameter shaft. Do you know of a place that I could get information
on this Knapp built motor? Some motors were equipped with a reverse
switch opposite the shaft end. I had one of these Knapp Erector
Motors when I was a boy (1928) but it was given away. I sure would
like a souvenir Knapp motor now.’ (Watch the mail George,
you’ll probably hear from one of our readers.)

STEPHEN MEARS, 6 Monksher-borne Road, RAMSDELL, Basing-stoke,
Hampshire England recently purchased an old American tractor, a
Huber and he wishes to restore it to its original condition, but
unfortunately he hasn’t found anything on this tractor as yet
in England. He would most appreciate someone writing him some
information.

FRED J. SULZBERGER, 712 Ridgewood, Ames, Iowa 50010 sends a
picture and says: ‘I have a Planet Jr. Tractor manufactured by
the S.L. Allen & Co. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Pent
#1969023 and Serial #7015. It is in working condition, except it is
missing the wheels and any attachments it might of had, like a
plow.

If you have any information you could give me on the Planet Jr.
Tractor I would appreciate it.’

Another short letter from JOHN PETERSON, Wykoff, Minnesota
55990: ‘I need some information on one of my engines and
thought that some of the readers of GEM could help me. I would like
to know the age of it. It is a Fairbanks Morse, 2 HP, serial number
673183. This is the disc flywheel type.

Some pictures with a letter from DALE NICKERSON, Glasgow Road,
Cassadaga, New York 14718: ‘Two views of another odd ball at
the Nickerson tired iron clinic-it’s a Lazier gas engine made
in Buffalo, New York. Some of the specifications are bore 5?’,
stroke 4 7/8′, flywheel diameter 19?’, height 37′,
weight 620. Unusual in that the flywheels are on the inside of the
main bearings. Have an idea it was made before 1900. Has place for
hot tube ignition for use on natural gas, also has a timer for plug
ignition.

Hope to have her running by Spring. Any of you tired iron nuts
out there have one like it??’

D. B. BARRY, Box 176, Yarram Victoria, Australia 3971 sends this
lengthy bit of news: ‘This is my first letter to GEM and I want
to try and answer some of the questions in Smoke Rings. First of
all to Dale Volgamore-the number of your Fairbanks Morse indicated
that it was made in 1946. Now to Mike Arens, your Fairbanks Morse
was built in 1929. Patrick Rodden, your engine with the two fuel
tanks into the hopper is a Wiscona Pep. These engines were
originally manufactured by Termast-Monahan Manufacturing Company,
Oshkosh, Wisconsin, but in 1921 the firm was sold to the Wiscona
Pep Motor and Parts Co., Oshkosh, Wisconsin. They stopped making
engines in 1939.

Roy S. Mast-10-20 McCormicks used a variety of
magnetos. From 1923-1926 they used a Split-dorf (Dixie) Model 46C;
from 1927-1934 tractor serial numbers KC 85767 – KC 205818, NT 817
to NT 1960 they used an International type E4A and from 1934 to the
end of production they used an International Type F4. Also
sprinkled throughout the whole lot on some tractors they used Bosch
FU4 and ZU4 types.

Everett L. Martin, your McCormick IHC LB was
made in 1946. Gary Crow-the difference between a Jumbo and a Little
Jumbo is just that the Little Jumbo is the smallest engine the
company made, approximately 1? HP. Scott Stroven-the Bull dog and
Bull Pup engines were made by Bates & Edmunds Motor Co.,
Lansing, Michigan who were in business from 1900-1923. These
engines were sold by, not manufactured by the Fairbanks Company of
New York and the Fairbanks Company had nothing to do with
Fairbanks-Morse.

Jerry Gerrior-Raymond Scholl’s picture
certainly showed you what was missing from the pump plate of your
IHC. Also what the water tank looks like, but it did not show you
what was missing from where your upper arrow pointed to the thing
which usually goes there is the cylinder oiler. Just check that the
hole goes right through to the piston and cylinder before you put
anything in it, though.

Bill Hossfield, your picture in 1978 Nov.-Dec.
looks like a Hercules to me or perhaps one of its Allied makes,
Economy, etc. Gary Harwood, your FM Z 1? HP was made in 1920 and
your LAB 6067 McCormick was made in 1937. C.

My 2 HP Fairbanks Morse engine with F.M. air compressor, mounted
on a common base. The air compressor is water-cooled and apparently
had some kind of water tank bolted to its head. I would appreciate
hearing from anyone who has a picture of a complete unit like
mine.

H. Chase, see my answer to Scott Stroven on
Bull Dog engines.

Richard A. Render, your picture in Mar.-Apr.
1979 GEM looks like a Hercules. Harry Owen, your picture of sawing
rig looks like Hercules. Hercules catalog shows outfits same as
this. Gerry Wheeler, your engine is a McCormick Deering Type M – in
picture Mar.-Apr. 1979. Al Hase, once again see my answer to Scott
Stroven. To E. K. Coater, your Fairbanks Morse 5.10003 is 1922 and
584836 is 1924.’ (Hope you fellows all get to see this
information-Dave Barry certainly answered a lot of questions-I hope
I typed them right-it was quite difficult to dechipher the
letter.)

REG CRISP, Box 131, Dell Rapids, South Dakota 57022 would
certainly appreciate if you readers could advise the proper colors
by number for 1929 Case and Hart-Parr tractors. He says he has seen
quite a variety of color on these tractors and would like to have
colors as close to right as possible.

Sharing some history on Aermotor engines is LON NINEMIRE, Box
90, Bartlesville, Oklahoma 74003: ‘Aermotor started building
engines in 1909 until the early 1930s. They even had a five
cylinder rotary engine on the drawing board, that was never put
into production. Aermotor started their operation in Chicago and in
1969 moved to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. They remained there until
1974 before they moved to their present location at Conway,
Arkansas. Their phone number is 501-329-9811 and I have had good
luck with them running off photo copies of old manuals.

Wanting to show his appreciation, this letter arrived from JERRY
GERRIOR, 237 Centre Street, Danvers, Massachusetts 01923: ‘I
would like to thank each and every individual who helped me in
locating my IHC vertical engine. I started to send thank you
letters to the first 12-15 replies, but the mail was so heavy, I
decided to send one THANK YOU to GEM to thank all you fine
people.’

VIRGIL MISCHKE, 1536 Lincoln Avenue, Red Wing, Minnesota 55066,
phone 612-388-3045 writes: ‘Enjoy your GEM very much, although
I am not an old engine collector, I have an interest in old engines
I have worked as a salesman selling automotive parts all my
life.

I have become the owner of parts, books and records of the Red
Wing Motor Company. This company made marine engines from about
1900 until 1962, 2 cycle engines in the early years and later 4
cycle in 1-2-4 and 6 cylinders. Every engine came from the factory
with a brass plate giving a serial number; from this I can tell
when it was built and to whom it was sold.

Very little information is available on the 2 cycle engines and
no parts at all; the 4 cycle engines is a little different. In most
cases though, parts are available to make these old engines run
again.

I hope this can be printed in ‘Smoke Rings,’ it would be
interesting to know how many prowd owners have Red Wings in their
collection. I can assure you all letters will be answered.

Enclosed is a picture of an old Red Wing 2 cycle #1233 on
display at ‘Kings Cove’ in Hastings, Minnesota. Thanks in
advance for your help.’

DEAN T. KEDINGER, Route 1, HWY. 103, Oakfield, Wisconsin 53065,
phone 414-923-3920 sends this letter: ‘I have some questions
relating to a small tank cooled engine and a 3 cylinder marine
engine.

I purchased a very small tank cooled engine from Portland,
Indiana show this year. It has a 2′ bore with a 1-5/16′
stroke, 10′ flywheels and a water-cooled head. It has a small
tag that reads New York on it. Could this be who made this engine?
This engine was painted a very dark blue and is missing the carb.,
timing, rocker arm, and some other small parts. Can anyone tell me
about a New York engine or if they have one like it, or knows
anything about the company that made them. Please help!

I also found a 3 cylinder marine engine that has nickel-plated
heads and many brass parts on it. The name tag is in heavy brass
and reads ‘Kahlenberg Bros., Two Rivers, Wisconsin, U.S.A. Shop
No. 81 T , patented Jan. 5th, 1904.’ This engine came out of
the boat that belonged to the C. A. Lawton Company up at DePere,
Wisconsin.

I don’t fully understand how this engine works. This is an
igniter engine with many small moving parts and some parts are
missing from it. What the purpose of some of these parts are I
don’t know. I would like to hear from anyone that has a
Kahlenberg engine or that can tell me anything about the company or
marine engines like this. Please help, I will deeply appreciate any
and all answers-Thank you.’

CAREY K. ATTKISSON, Route 1, Rockville, Virginia 23146 would
like to hear from anyone that has experience with a Hercules
throttle-governed kerosene engine, 7 HP class. (Watch the mail
Carey, you’ll probably hear from one of our GEM family.)

A letter regarding the inquiry from H. L. Ritter in the
Sept.-Oct. issue recoils comes from ART STONE, New Port Richey,
Florida 33552. ‘I would say that the Master Vibrator was sold
as an accessory to Model T Ford owners. It was not an ignition
coil, but was connected to the 4 Ford coils whose vibrators were
put out of action. The idea was to secure more even running by
having only one vibrator to adjust.’

Next, this comes from CARL BLACKWELL, Route 2, Box 206C, Wynne,
Arkansas as he states: ‘I have a Maytag square tub cast
aluminum washer. It is painted a dark blue. I assume this was the
factory color because it still has the Maytag emblem on it. I would
like to know what color the machines were painted and what year it
was made, serial number 619499H.

I am restoring a Model L.A. John Deere. I know these were built
from 1941 to 1946. The serial number is missing. Is there any way
to tell what year it was made? Also need some parts-see want
ads.

I have an 8 HP engine built by Southern Engine and Boiler Works,
Jackson, Tennessee. What color was this engine?

Thank you very much and I really enjoy your Gas Engine
Magazine.’

REV. GEORGE GOODWIN, Box A, Worcester, New York 12197 would like
to correspond with anyone having a 10 HP Root and Vandervoort
engine. (Hey, good Buddy out there-let Rev. George hear from
you.)

Needing some answers – ROBERT C. SMITH, R.D. 1, Box 78,
Bainbridge, New York 13733 writes: ‘For the Smoke Rings
column-I have an engine and I cannot seem to find any information
on it. It is an Acme 1? HP Shop No. 5393 with a bore of
3?”. The plate says Acme Engine Company, Makers, Lansing,
Michigan. The head is missing (see Want Ads) along with valves,
springs, carburetor and apparently the igniter and mag bracket were
on the side of the head. I would like to know if some other company
made this engine and if some other head will fit. The mag was in
the water-hopper and is a Webster Tr-Polar. The engine appears to
be black or a very dark green. Also the gas tank is cast in the
base.’

This notice comes from DOUGLAS SATHER, 5200 San Paulo Street,
Orlando, Florida 32807: ‘Help! I am new in collecting old gas
engines. I have had this one engine since I was 15 years old. I am
now 23.I don’t really know what it is. It looks like a VI cyl.
engine. Some people I have talked to say it is a Maytag and some
say it is a Johnson. I haven’t found any numbers or a name on
it. It is a kick start and has a mixer on it. The camshaft runs on
a rod like a Kohler engine built today.

I also have a John Deere type E, 1? HP, 600 rpm, serial number
302951 and a Wisconsin AHH. I would like to know the age of each of
these engines-please help. I am crazy about John Deere
engines.’

R. G. JACOBY, Route 3, Marengo, Iowa 52301 says: ‘In GEM, 11
78, p. 13 Gordon Aebig wanted to know when the F-30 was made. I
have 37 model, painted red. It was the first 30 to come on rubber
here. Before 37 they were on steel and painted gray. I don’t
remember how long before 37 they were made. I think the M and H
came in 41 or 42 and that was the last of the 30s.

Harry C. Bell IMA 11-77 picture is not Minnesota. It looks like
a N & S in Floyd Clymer’s book, page 115. George W.
Procumer IMA 9 78-13 Case picture looks like it is printed in
reverse. Yours for more magazines.’

Another of our GEM family is seeking some help as ARNOLD
GRANRUD, 1547 HWY 51 N., Stoughton, Wisconsin 53589 writes: ‘I
have been collecting antique tractors for just a little over a year
and find the Gas Engine Magazine very good reading.

I have just purchased a Delco Light, serial number 199206 in
just like new condition, but I don’t know anything about the
unit. I hope one of the many readers of the Smoke Rings column who
has a Delco Light or anyone who knows anything about it would give
me some information. What would be the D.C. voltage? I appreciate
hearing from someone.’

RON DAY, Heuvelton, New York 13654 writes: ‘I have acquired
an Associated Motor, 2? HP, serial number 168227, bore 4′,
stroke 5’. I would like some help with the year of manufacture
and pin striping details. It was red with gold pin stripe and the
ignition set up. The magento is there but I don’t think it
works. I need help on the operating of the hit and miss igniter
that is there now. Thanks for the help in advance.

I also collect old Briggs & Stratton engines. I teach small
engine repair in high school and use the old engines to demonstrate
how engines have evolved to our engines of today.’

KERMIT SAVILLE, Box 204, Redding, Iowa 50860…….an engine we
have never heard about-I don’t think so anyhow, it certainly is
not a common name with me. He says: ‘I have about sixty engines
and I am still looking for a 2 HP Monark air-cooled engine and I
think it was made in Des Moines, Iowa. This name was spelled like
this MONARK on gas tank lid. The tank was cast iron in the base. I
have seen about 1500 different engines and talked to about that
number of friends and haven’t had any satisfaction. Also, my
first engine when I was 12 years old was a Woodmansee-the same as
those that make the windmills. I am 68 and wonder why my friends
get their magazines several weeks before me.’ (I’m sorry
Kermit, but we do hear this from quite a few people and the only
thing we can say is it has to be a problem of the postal
authorities. Perhaps you have a different zip code and it may be
routed differently.)

And that brings me to the end of our correspondence-but you know
by now we have moved into a nice brick rancher, not far from where
we did live-and we are enjoying it. We have an apple tree with
three kinds of apples-huge and delicious-and they’ll be better
next year as we are going to spray, etc. I made quite a few apple
pies which I haven’t done for too long and then it makes good
applesauce and applebutter-which I just couldn’t accomplish
this year, but one of our daughters used them up. We also have a
little pear tree and an English walnut tree. I never realized we
had English walnuts around-they have a funny dark coating on them
though after they come out of their green shell the squirrels beat
us in gathering them up-we are getting some though- now if I just
knew how to get that dark covering off??

As we look forward to the end of the year may I leave you with
‘The Beauty of a Smile-A smile costs nothing but its value is
priceless. It enriches the one who gives it, yet it impoverishes
him not. It happens in a flash but the memory may last for days. No
one is so rich that he can get along without it. No one is so poor
that he cannot affort to give it. A smile generates happiness in
the home and good will in business because it says, ‘I like
you. You pleasure me.’ If you meet an acquaintance or a friend
who is too busy to give you a smile-leave one of yours. No one
needs a smile so much as the person who has none to give. Submitted
by Esther Briner, Summerdale, Pennsylvania to the Church Cook
Book.

Bye Bye and keep smilin’.

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