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TAG : February/March 2017

Drag Saw Engine Identified

Drag saw/log saw collector Chris Jerue contacted us in reference to an unidentified engine query submitted by Ron Sindorf in the April/May 2016 issue (51/3/8: “A surprise phone call”). “The drag saw engine that was in question by Ron Sindorf was built by The Beaver Motor Car Co. in ...

Bridge Engine Identified as a Double Efficiency

Longtime reader and vintage car and engine enthusiast David Kolzow sent in this very interesting period photograph of a bridge under construction near La Moille, Illinois, likely sometime in the 1905-1915 era. A belt can just be seen running from the rear of the engine, perhaps driving a mud ...

Getting Started in 2017

In a bid to stick to my stated New Year’s goals of last issue, namely finally getting my 1921 1-1/2 hp IHC Model M and/or my 1920 5 hp Piersen running – or at least on the road to running – I recently pulled both engines out from under cover. Taking the coward’s way out, I’ve decided ...

Getting a Bessemer Gas Engine to Original Specs

Reader Bill Gingerich writes in about a Bessemer he recently bought. He didn’t send a photo, but did supply the following information from the engine’s tag, which reads: The Bessemer Gas Engine Co., Grove City, PA, Gaso Kero Type, No. A626 R.P.M.650 H.P.2. “I bought this engine in ...

Search for a Renfrew Engine Manual

A Stover Type Y showing Stover green.I have just inherited a gas engine that has a tag from the Renfrew Machinery Co. It is 2 hp A with a speed of 500 rpm and a serial number of Y114917. This engine was running prior to it going in storage so it is complete. Is there someplace I can obtain a ...

Seeking More Hummer Gas Engine Information

Paul Luckman's Hummer gas engine follows conventional layout, with hit-and-miss governing, a spark plug and buzz coil, atmospheric intake valve and a single cast cylinder and water hopper. Photos by Paul Luckman.I am hoping someone can come up with some information on Hummer engines. My engine ...

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