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TAG : December/January 2016

Sawing Wood, Any Way You Can

Regular contributor David Babcock sent in two great photographs showing how wood was cut back in the day. The first photo shows a car (possibly a Dodge, judging by the shape of the rear fender where it meets the running board) powering a buzz saw, with the car on blocks and a belt running, it ...

IHC Model LA Excitement

 Normally, collecting gas engines is not real exciting unless you happen across a real rare engine or a really good deal. Recently, I bought two engines at a sale. One is a Pelton Marine Engine; I had never seen another like it. The second is a common 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 hp IHC Model LA.The Pelton ...

Chore Boy Engines at the 1911 New York State Fair

 I am sending you a couple pictures of Associated Engine Company Chore Boy engines shown in the Chore Boy display at the 1911 fair. When I prepare story boards to go with my engine displays at engine shows, I find period ads for them in early agricultural and farm magazines and then take them ...

Stewart Little Wonder Engine

 I am looking for information, decals and used or new parts for my Stewart Little Wonder engine. I have photos, but I don’t have anything on the decal. There is, however, a picture of one in C.H. Wendel’s American Gasoline Engines Since 1872. Thank you for any help you can give me.Myron ...

Celebrating 50 Years of Gas Engine Magazine and Other Old Engine Anniversaries

It seems 2015 was something of a banner year for books in the old engine category. New titles don’t come along all that often in our little corner of the world, but this year we’ve seen three books produced for old engine enthusiasts, all of them, notably, self-published.First up was Wayne ...

Gas Engine Magazine

Preserving the History of Internal Combustion Engines