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TAG : February/March 2018

Bates & Edmonds Air Compressor Questions

This early vertical Bates & Edmonds has been converted into an air-compressor, but was it done by the factory?Cylinder head has been unplugged.Numbers stamped on flywheel.Reader Jim Brown writes in about an early vertical Bates & Edmonds engine that’s been converted for air compressor ...

Remembering Dave and Bob

November 2017 was a bad month in the old iron community, witnessing the loss of two of the hobby’s – and GEM’s – staunchest supporters; Dave Rotigel, who passed away Nov. 10 at the age of 79, and Bob Crowell, who passed away the next day, Nov. 11, at the age of 76. Diagnosed with ...

Rough & Tumble Gas Engine School

Graduates of the 2017 class line up for a group photo.Readers of our sister publication Farm Collector are familiar with that magazine’s annual listing of steam schools held by clubs across the country. Now word comes of a new school teaching newcomers to the hobby how to operate vintage gas ...

Unidentified Walk-Behind Garden Tractor in Australia

 GEM reader Ted Domeney in Australia sends in a photo of a walk-behind garden tractor, with hopes someone might help identify the manufacturer. Ted writes: “The David Bradley machine, if indeed that is what it is, is not seen in Australia very often. Certainly, this is the only one we have ...

More Tiny Tim Generator Information

J.D. Schmidt sent photos published in the October/November 2017 issue of a Tiny Tim 12-volt, 300-watt generator powered by a 1/2 hp 4-stroke engine, asking if readers knew more about the units. We noted that small generators like the Tiny Tim were inspired by efforts to supply like-type units ...

Possible Identity for a Sears Briggs & Stratton Engine

Reader Carl Davis sent photos for the October/November 2017 issue, asking if anyone could positively identify a Sears-branded Briggs & Stratton engine he owns. Recently, we heard from reader Warren Landis, who writes: “It looks like a Briggs Model ZZ. I had one like it on a Shaw Du-All ...

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