What Is It?

| March/April 1973

I have had this engine about four years and I don't know what it is, who built it or how big it is. I think it is about a 1 HP engine.

Alma-Alamo Blue-Almo 1? HP, 500 RPM, No. 110319. Has vacuum pump mounted on base. Used for milking. My neighbor sold these engines around 1925, but doesn't recall their proper name. Sold by Empire Milking Company or similar name.

Paul and Judy Blessing from near Cheraw limber our engines once a month. We need operators to rotate driving two Moline Universals and one Titan 10-20.

Paul will be Assistant to Gas Mgr. Jim Riley from Md. Judy came from the high hills of Va. and as an experienced Quilter, will organize a Quilting Bee, April 27-28-29-73. (Help her ladies).

The Hubers, Everette and Susan, Ken and Doris (Father & Son), Indiana, camped in the partially developed boon docks adjacent to our (JY). Everett and Ken rescued from our JY (junk yard) and put into operation a Moline Universal that had rested and rusted outdoors for 12 years.

Ohios' Darke Co. Steamers, Indianas's Tri-Staters, lowas' Threshermen and New Yorks' Fly Wheelers were limelighting all over this Carolina Valley last April. Gene and Faye Ary, assisted by Kin and Debbie Besecker sawed with a scale steam traction powered saw mill, lowas' Norvel and Lester demons took breathers from running our 8 HP Root and Vandervoot (top right) to observe techniques of Dick Lewis NY who operated our 8 HP IH. Doc, Ruth and Donna Ary, Carl, Joyce and Galen Risemiller ran gas engines. The Arys, Harold, Mildred and daughter Janet, pulled a publicity wagon with a Lambert tractor. Something 'odd and fishy' occurred; from certain angles, Mildreds Darke County sign would appear to read Tri-State-Portland, Ind. Wonder who shenanigled this illusion?


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