Tyler Rides Again, and Again!

| May/June 2000

  • 1HC Mogul engine

  • 1HC Mogul engine

2035 Black's Schoolhouse Road Taneytown, Maryland 21787

Tyler Harmon, age 3, is shown above with a 10 HP 1HC Mogul engine, which was owned by his great-great-grandfather.

The picture (Above) shows my grandson Tyler Harman, age three, with a 10 HP IHC Mogul engine. Tyler is the sixth generation in his family with this engine. The engine was owned by his great-great-great-grandfather and was sold new at the local IHC dealer about two miles away, so it never got very far away.

The engine is serial #FB799, which makes it a 1919. It is still in original condition, with some paint striping still visible. The engine was sold at public sale in 1970 for $550.00. At the time I had no idea what it even was. I bought it back a few years ago. The only difference was that now I knew what it was, and the price was quite higher. Fortunately, the engine was still in original condition.

Tyler seems to know what to do to try and start it. I think it will be a few years before he can start it for me, but he likes to try anyway. I think right now riding on the seat is his favorite thing to do.

I like to see the little ones take some interest in these engines. Tyler can practice on many engines, because we have about 60, of all sizes. I like the Moguls the best. I have a complete set of screen-cooled portables from 4 HP to 12 HP, and hopper-cooled portables from 4 HP to 10 HP, except for an 8 HP portable that we haven't found yet. Maybe Tyler will find one someday if I don't.