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TAG : Field Notes

Growing Up with an INGECO

 This is a 2-1/2 hp Model AK throttling-governor with serial number 6285 gas or kerosene engine. The serial number dates the engine to having been built in 1913 by the International Gas Engine Company of Cudahy, Wisconsin, or INGECO. The company was taken over by Worthington Pump and ...

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 ...

Restored Webster Inverted Engine

In the June/July 2014 issue, regular contributor Stiles Bradley sent in a photo of what little he had of a Webster inverted engine – just the vertical cylinder and the crankshaft and flywheels. At the time, Stiles asked the question, “When is an engine not worth fixing?” Apparently the ...

Stover Engine Restoration

I got into the engine hobby this year. I didn’t know anything about old engines, so I bought a beat up Stover that was in a cement mixer. I saw this engine on Craigslist in Ocala, Florida. I put in new bearings, rings and a few other parts. I didn't like the original paint so I changed it up. ...

Witte Engine and Vincent Sailboat Engine

I have attached pictures of my inherited Witte and Vincent sailboat engine. The Witte is a 2 hp, serial number B29531. This engine spent its entire life on my grandfather’s farm in Michigan, fortunately under cover. The Witte doesn’t have a push rod, has zero compression and I cannot find ...

Haas Tractor Engine

Longtime readers are possibly familiar with Haas tractors, if only because of the coverage they’ve received in Gas Engine Magazine thanks to the efforts of Bob Haas (no relation to the manufacturer), founder of the Haas Tractor Club. Haas tractors were manufactured in small numbers by Metal ...

6 hp Hercules Engine

I’m new to the hobby as of last fall at the Midwest Old Threshers Reunion, where I subscribed to Gas Engine Magazine and Farm Collector. Although I’ve admired them for years, I finally found some engines that I bought as a group. That group includes a Monitor, a Little Jumbo, a ...

Unknown Diesel Engine Information

In the April/May Gas Engine Magazine, Volume 50, No. 3 on page 3, was a picture of an unknown diesel engine. It was made in China or other Eastern country and was imported by Engine Master Power Products  in West Quincy, Missouri. The picture shows a model ZH1110 20 hp engine. I sold some of ...

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