The Piersen Gas Engine

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'The Piersen-which establishes a new standard in farm motor construction and efficiency-was designed by Mr. E. B. Cushman. And it is manufactured under his direct supervision.

1202 So. 211th St., Catoosa, OK 74015-5304

In the book American Gas Engines by Mr. C. H. Wendel, page 394,
is a write-up of the Piersen farm motor. A photograph of the engine
was not available at the time the book was published.

Recently, while attending an antique show, I was searching
through stacks of old magazines of one of the dealers. I especially
like old farm magazines and found some copies of the Country
Gentleman magazine, which was published in the early part of this
century. In the issue of July 19, 1919, page 25, I found a full
page advertisement of the Piersen farm motor, including a
photograph of the engine. This advertisement is shown in the
accompanying picture.

Since the printed material in a reproduced picture is oftentimes
not readable, I will quote it:

‘The Superior Piersen- an All-Around Farm Motor of a higher
type.

‘The superiority of the Piersen is acknowledged by those who
have seen it in operation-who have seen the high degree of skill
employed in its construction.

‘The Piersen is comparable in quality to the best known
automobile and airplane motors.

‘The Piersen appeals to the modern business farmer from the
definite standpoint of economy, efficiency, compactness, lightness
and correct engineering principles.

‘The company has prepared a little booklet giving facts you
want to know about the Piersen. If you are a probable buyer of an
All-Around Motor-or if you are a dealer in standard lines of farm
equipment-this information will be valuable and interesting to
you.

‘The Piersen Telegraph Transmitter Co., Motor Division,
Topeka, Kansas.’

I hope that this will add to the information about the Piersen
engine.

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