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John Smyth or Economy Engine?

My dad bought this engine sometime between 1915-1920. He used it in the 1940s for various chores around the farm. The last duty was to run the clothes washer. The washer sat on the porch and the engine sat out in the yard connected with a flat belt. Sometimes my mom had trouble starting it, so she would short out the batteries with the crank, and if she saw a spark, that eliminated ...

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