Courtesy of Ansel Peterson, Route 1, Box 232, New Lisbon, Wisconsin 53950
I am enclosing a picture of a toy engine, that I believe to be a flamelicker. Some parts are missing such as the burner and the shield over the flame.
I would like information from anyone who can tell me--how it operates, when and where it was made, and how much it sold for. Also would like to know what fuel was used, and something about the shape of the flame shield as I would like to make the missing parts, and to get it running.
I enjoy reading the Gas Engine Magazine very much and look forward to each issue. Possibly some of your good readers can help with the question, and surely would appreciate any help given me. Thank You.
I have recently found an engine of which I need help in identifying. It runs very good and was made in Germany (guessing by what the German writing says on the only tag on it.) It is a side shaft engine and runs off a 'buzz box'. It has an aluminum connecting rod and all brass bearings. The dimensions of the engine are as follows:
239' Overall Length
14' Flywheel Height
The ivory tag on the engine reads:
Technical Classification Apprentice Workshop Section B
I would appreciate any help in identifying this engine.
Recently we purchased an oil engine with the fuel pump missing, one pressure valve, one suction valve and the fuel injection valves missing. Therefore, we would appreciate receiving any information as to how to start this engine. We are requesting that someone help us to locate the pump, valves and starting instruction.
Below is some information. concerning the engine, along with the above photo.
Mietz & Weiss Engine patented in U.S.A.
October 19, 1897
July 15, 1902
August 20, 1901
September 30, 1902
March 31, 1903
September 30, 1903
Patented also in Eruopean countries.
126- 136 Mott Street
New York, New York U.S.A.
Circumference of fly wheels - 14 feet and 11 inches
Width of fly wheels - 5 inches. Weight - about 4? tons.
Four (4) inch exhaust. Two (2) 4 inch intakes. Two (2) cycle engine.
Anyone that can help us on parts or starting, please write me, and I'm thanking you in advance for your cooperation.