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6 hp Galloway Engine

I own a 1919 gasoline-fired 6 hp Galloway, serial no. 34960. They were made from 1916 to 1934. You could purchase it for $98.75, it was made for a saw rig. I refurbished this engine in 2015. It has its original truck.Richard G. Sipes, Marienville, Pennsylvania

A Better Gib Key Puller

I noticed in a recent issue of GEM where someone was attempting to pull out a gib key with a tapered wedge. This method is not too efficient, as the friction between the flywheel and the head of the key is likely as much or more than the wedging effect. The pullers in the picture (see above and ...

Keystone Vertical Engine

I acquired this engine some time ago. This is a Keystone 5 hp, 2-cycle vertical engine, serial no. 0100. The flywheels are 3 inches by 20-1/2 inches. The ignition system is an Atwater Kent timer, patent 1901. It took me five to six years to find a coil. This coil has five binding posts and has ...

The Regan Vapor Engine

In the early days, U.S. gas engine development was dominated by companies in the upper Midwest and the East. That has always been my impression, but after pouring through Jack Alexander’s impressive new self-published book, The Regan Vapor Engine: The Beginning of California’s Gas Engine ...

Salesman Sample Olds Engine

I’ve had this engine probably 30 years. My dad bought it at auction; he paid $125. He passed away and then I got it. The kids turned it backwards and then the governor was broken off. Bob Huxtable had some parts. Dad left it with him to get some parts made for his, but I can’t get a hold of ...

Flame Ignition: Internal Combustion Engines Before 1900

Editor’s note: Noted master engine builder, modeler and early engine historian Wayne S. Grenning has finished his book, Flame Ignition: A Historical Account of Flame Ignition in the Internal Combustion Engine. A history of early flame-ignition internal combustion engines built prior to 1900, ...

Gravely Model D Cultivator

I was lucky to acquire this Gravely Model D cultivator from our local power equipment dealer back in 2012. It was there for many months before I asked about it. It was rusted badly, but every nut and bolt came apart, some with a little more persuasion then others. It was shot at with a 38 or 44 ...

Unknown Diesel Engine Information

In response to Al Matheson’s request for information on his unknown diesel engine, I am submitting the following photographs and information on an engine that I own. The brand name is Yunnan Jinma Diesel Engine Works and was made in China. I purchased mine from well-known Texas collector Bill ...

Fairbanks-Morse Diesel Engine

Here’s a terrific photograph from the collection of the Miracle of America Museum in Polson, Montana. The photo shows what looks to be a 50 HP Fairbanks-Morse Type YV 2-stroke diesel of the type made in the mid-1920s. The truck carrying it is a GMC from that period. The truck looks awfully ...

1901 New Holland Machine Works Cob and Feed Mill Identified

Editor's note:This information was shared by Rick Shriver. To read more about the feed mill and see scans of documents in Rick's collection,visit his website at this link.For as long as I can remember, there have been various machines and antiquities in the barn on our family farm. There were ...

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Preserving the History of Internal Combustion Engines