What Is It?

| January/February 1972

Flywheel Engine

Courtesy of Dale Nickerson, Glasgow Road, Cassadaga, New York14718.

Dale Nickerson

WHAT IS IT? Bore 3? and stroke 4?'. Flywheel diameter 16'. Weight 300 lbs. This engine uses a ratchet wheel to operate the exhaust valve and to provide ignition timing. Where was this engine made, by what company, and what year?Is this a rare engine?

I bought this engine some months ago, but so far no one seems to know what make it is. I was wondering if someone could name it for me. I cannot see any place on it that a nameplate was fastened. There is hardly any paint on it, except a little on the base that is a very dark green. It has a four inch piston, six inch stroke, one and a half inch crankshaft, twenty four inch flywheels with one and three quarter inch face, is an oval shape connecting rod with a bronze bearing cap. The governor is made on the cam gear. It had an igniter on it at one time. It was rigged up with a spark plug when I got it. It has a tin gas tank in the base. I made a mixing valve out of a piece of pipe and a shut off valve.

I would like to get this engine back in running order. It is a New Way 3? HP, Model A Type C, Serial Number 10528. Type of carburetor? Type of Magneto? How does the gas get to the carburetor? Anyone having parts or information, I would like to hear from them.

This picture, taken by the Newton News, is of Dale Hopkin's and Marvin Franklin's truck bed with a part of their stationary engine collection. The engines are left to right: an I.H.C. 6 Hp.; United 6 Hp.; Wolverine 5 Hp.; Unidentified 6 Hp.; Galloway 6 Hp.; Fairbanks 4 Hp. and Dan Patch 4 Hp. In the open space, was a Jumbo 4 Hp., taken off for adjustment at the time the picture was taken. These engines were at the Makoti Threshing Show in 1968 along with another flatbed owned by the same two men with about 16 more smaller engines. They also have a 15 Hp. Fairbanks Morse engine, purchased last fall. This engine was originally used to grind feed in a Makoti elevator.

A 15 Hp. Fairbanks Morse kerosene engine. Type N with serial number 130861. It runs at 250 rpm. The last patent date stamped on the plate is June 1, 1909. This engine was used to grind feed in a Plaza, North Dakota elevator. It was moved from the elevator by the late Clarence Schenfisch. His brother, Oswald, has it in his shop now, prior to being restored. The igniter is missing from this engine. I don't know if it will be possible to find one for this engine.