Gas Engines

The hobby of collecting antique engines, past and present.

Why Screen-Cooled?

By Richard Backus

Comparing screen-cooling to hopper-cooling and tank-cooling in antique gas engines.

Hot Tube Engine Basics

By Andrew K. Mackey

Looking at ignition system basics, starting with the hot tube.

One Family’s Famous Engine

By Jeff Boyer

The history of the Allen family’s 1914 10 HP International Harvester Famous engine.

John W. Burkett's 4-Cycle Engine

By Gas Engine Magazine

John W. Burkett’s patent for a combined poppet/sleeve valve mechanism was his contribution to gas engine design.


1895 Dayton Engine

By Gas Engine Magazine

Coolspring Spotlight: 1895 8 HP Dayton engine on display at the Coolspring Power Museum, Coolspring, Pa.

Starting Up the 10 HP Schleicher-Schumm Slide-Valve

By Gas Engine Magazine

A recently restored 1884 Schleicher-Schumm 10 HP is running again thanks to Wayne Grenning.

Any Information on this LeRoi Model VF1?

By Gas Engine Magazine

Looking for information on a mystery LeRoi Model VF1.

Is This the Oldest Surviving 5 HP Fairbanks-Morse?

By Gas Engine Magazine

Reader Elmer Sega is looking for information on his very early 5 HP Fairbanks-Morse. Could it be the oldest survivor?