This Heartless Critter!!

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R.D.1, Box 642 Monisdale, Pennsylvania 16858

I recently restored an IHC Nonpareil, vertical 4 HP, serial
RK155, 450 speed. I purchased this engine from the wife of a friend
of mine, whose name was Charlie Kramer. He had purchased the engine
from his wife’s grandfather who had done some bartering with my
father over the years. a vertical IHC at one time. It’s
possible this may be same engine, but for lack of living proof, I
don’t know if it is engine.

During the restoration of this Insensitive, Heartless Critter, I
was dumped from the back of my garden tractor while trying to move
it on skids, and suffered back injuries from moving heavy
flywheels. Afterwards, I mounted it on wheels for easy

After about a year of scraping, sanding, machining, grinding,
and fitting, to painting and assembling, plus much doctoring and
many dollars later, I now have this beautiful hunk of red iron that
I call my ‘Non Peril Famous IHC.’

A big thanks to Bill Brown for hauling the engine home; to my
brother Darl for materials and for the knowledge and help he
willingly gave; and to my nephew Mike for helping with the first
start up.

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