Kohler Generator for Airport Beacon
Paul Douglas writes in about an article in the August/September 1989 GEM concerning the Kohler-powered light beacons employed at airfields across the country during and after World War II. Paul sent us an article about the restoration of such a tower located at the Brodhead Airport in Brodhead, Wisconsin. The tower includes the generator building, built to original plans. “I am writing on behalf of the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 431, located at the Brodhead Airport. To the best of my knowledge, we may be looking for the beacon and/or light and a generator set.” If anyone can help Paul locate the appropriate Kohler generator, please contact him at the address below.
P.O. Box 197
Brooklyn, WI 53521
Please send your questions and comments for Flywheel Forum to Gas Engine Magazine, 1503 S.W. 42nd St., Topeka, KS 66609-1265 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Origin of Curious Gear System
Familiar with gear systems? Check out this reader’s letter about a mysterious gear system from Bellville, Illinois, and dated 1892.
Governor Needed for Stover
Knowledgeable about where to purchase or obtain spare parts for mills? Check out this reader’s letter concerning his 16hp Stover sugarcane mill.
Parts and Info for a Friend Engine
Check out this reader’s letter about searching for parts and information for a 1910 engine, which is 1 of 10,000 made.