Young Iron: Christopher Underwood

Off to a good start

| December/January 2010

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    Christopher Underwood and his 1926 1-1/2 HP IHC M.

  • young iron christopher underwood

Take a quick glance at the exhibitors and attendees at gas engine shows, and it’s easy to think that this is an older person’s hobby. But take a closer look and you’ll find a growing number of younger enthusiasts. You’ll meet them in Young Iron.

Christopher Underwood
Location: Glen Aubrey, NY

Q: How long have you been collecting gas engines?
A: Since 2002.

Q: What attracted you to the hobby?
A: I got started in engine collecting after my cousin, Seth McKitrick, got me into the hobby. I really thought the engines were neat.

Q: How many engines do you have in your collection?
A: Five: 1926 1-1/2 HP IHC M, 1946 2-1/2 HP IHC LB, 1928 1-3/4 HP Hercules Model S, 1933 Stover CT3, and an air-cooled Nelson Bros. Sattley.

Q: What’s your favorite engine in your collection?
A: The 1926 1-1/2 HP IHC M because it is a reliable, easy starting and good running engine.