| September/October 1973

  • Lawn mower

  • Fairbanks & Morse
    Courtesy of Lewis J. Meachem, Route 3, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
    Lewis J. Meachem
  • Case Tractor
    Courtesy of Roger L. Eshelman, Box 63, College Springs, Iowa 51637
    Roger L. Eshelman
  • Deere Gas Engine
    Courtesy of Lewis J. Meachem, Route 3, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601.
    Lewis J. Meachem

  • Lawn mower
  • Fairbanks & Morse
  • Case Tractor
  • Deere Gas Engine

Funk, Nebraska 68940

Shown is a self-propelled lawn mower. It is a very small, one cylinder engine of 1/2 HP or less. It has an outside push rod and overhead rocker arm, somewhat like the old Briggs-Stratton. Has no flywheels, with a large steel or cast iron crankcase. I expect large counter balancers on the crankshaft inside the crankcase. It has the old style Model T spark plug and at one time had a rotary high tension magneto that ran off the back end of the crankshaft. Has a fan for cooling run by a small round belt and is cranked by rope from a shaft that comes out of the gear box that runs the sickle.

The nameplate on the mower reads 'Milwaukee Power Clipper Eng. No. 5045, Machine 545. For lubrication we recommend GarGoyle Mobiloil 'B' or high grade oil of similar body. Before starting transmission case and worm gear case. Milwaukee Power Lawn Mower Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A.'

I wonder if anyone would know the make of the engine or has any other information. Courtesy of Basil Amos, Russellville, Missouri 65074

DICK KRAAIKAMP, 23-years, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada was killed in an accident May 6, 1973. Dick was known by everyone and was a member of Pioneer Acres Plowman's and Threshers Club -Langdon, Alberta. He was a very enthusiastic collector of gas engines and had ambitions to own a steam tractor in the future. He will be missed by all who knew him. Submitted by Mrs. Bruce Winter, Indus, Alberta, Canada T2P 2G6

The Pioneer Harvesters of Ft. Scott, Kansas have lost two of their members. JOHN GOINS passed away in September of 1971. John restored several gas tractors and steam engines and loved to see them operate.

In May of 1972, S.E. SMITH of Girard, Kansas was killed by car-train wreck near his home. Mr. Smith was PA and Publicity man for the Harvesters. Friends and members of the Association have missed these two immensely.

Submitted by Mr. and Mrs. Francis Sevart, Girard, Kansas.

MILES LUSK of Butler, Pa., died April 26, 1973. Miles was at St. Francis Hospital in Pittsburgh for heart surgery. He attended many Steam and Gas Shows in the States and Canada.


I noted with interest the engine pictured in the latest May-June issue of G.E.M. It appeared in your 'What Is It? column and was sent in by George S. Clark.

The engine greatly resembled an engine that I recently acquired. The nameplate states that it is a Jumbo made by Nelson Bros. Mfg. Co. in Saginaw, Michigan.

It seems as though this must be a fairly rare engine as I have not seen another one like it around here.

I was just wondering how many of you other collectors might have something similar to this?

This is my 6 H.P. John Deere gas engine that I cut slab wood with. I have several gas engines from 1 H.P. to 15 H.P., all kinds of makes. I have 3 engines I don't know the names of. I have 1 3 H.P. F.M. with the radiator and fan in the flywheel.

This is my son, Jeff, in the picture. He sure likes to go and hunt engines with me and he goes to the steam and gas shows. He sure has a time.

This big engine is a 15 H.P. Fairbanks & Morse. It was used as a standby engine in the waterworks pump station at Bainbridge, Ohio. The boy is my son, Jeff.

This CC Case tractor was restored by the three Senior boys standing behind it. They are Jay Herzberg, Rich Rope and Jon Herzberg. We found steel for the rear, but haven't come up with the front as yet. These boys took turns driving it after it was finished and are looking forward to driving it again at our annual show this August.


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