The Sprayer Engine


| November/December 1990



Sprayer Engine

23941 Strange Creek Dr. Diamond Bar, California 91765

I would like to share some comments with you about an engine I acquired last year.

I was running my Schultz Brothers 3 HP at a show at Marina Del Rey. A man and his wife stopped by and said he had an old upright gas engine he acquired from a friend, Bert Lee, at Plush Ranch at Lockwood Valley, California. He said he was moving from near Lancaster, California, to Sparks, Nevada and didn't want to move it that far.

I asked the directions to his home and wrote them down. I told him I would be there after the show tied up at 4 p.m. When I got there he took me to the side of the garage and there was an upright Novo, or so it looked at a glance.

The cylinder was removed to expose the piston and rod through the tap hole. The plastic that once covered the engine was almost gone due to the weather. This area does get cold and has a hard freeze in the winter. It is what we call the high desert. With a closer look when we loaded it in my truck I could barely make out what was on the tag.

After I got it home I made everything visible. The tag read: 'The Sprayer Engine, No. 6139,2? HP, 525 revs., Mfg. by the Bean Sprayer Pump Company, San Jose, California, U.S.A.' The second tag read: 'Ranchers Mfg. Company, Pomona, California.'