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Identification of a Drag Saw Engine

In the April/May 2016 issue, we ran photos sent in by reader Ron Sindorf of an unmarked, unidentified, single-cylinder horizontal engine sitting on skids and equipped with a spring-loaded chain gear on the outside of its single flywheel. Reader Mike Lundquist responded in the June/July issue, ...

Baker Monitor Engine Questions

Enclosed you’ll find pictures of my 7 hp Baker Monitor engine (serial number 16370) and saw on an original cart. I am looking for information and some parts. This engine has a two-compartment tank, and on the intake instead of a choke plate it has threads, as if there should be some kind of ...

Help Us Identify This Engine!

Reader Webb Marner in California sent us photographs of a machine found by a mutual friend that may or may not be an engine. The “unit” appears to be made up of two components; a 2-cylinder horizontally-opposed engine or compressor coupled to a 5- or 6-cylinder compressor. Close examination ...

Kohler Generator for Airport Beacon

Paul Douglas writes in about an article in the August/September 1989 GEM concerning the Kohler-powered light beacons employed at airfields across the country during and after World War II. Paul sent us an article about the restoration of such a tower located at the Brodhead Airport in Brodhead, ...

Help Identify This 1920s Engine

Reader Ivan DeVries in Montana sent us photographs of an engine he discovered while cleaning out his grandfather’s old farm shop. Based upon a 1924 Case stationary baler he also discovered, Ivan believes the engine dates to the same time. “It was in a corner covered with old horse tack and ...

Is This a Jacobsen Engine?

 I picked this engine up recently and can’t find too much information about it. Some people have told me it’s a Jacobsen 2-cylinder, 2-stroke engine off of a reel-type mower. Any input would be greatly appreciated, including when it was made, for how long and what it was used for. Is it a ...

Unknown Engine Cart and Baker Monitor VJ and Lindsay-Alamo Engines

I need help identifying this cart. The wheels are 2-3/4 x 8-5/8 inch with “3C” marked on the inside. The cart is 28-1/2 inches wide. The rear axle is 3/4-inch x 1-3/4-inch flat bar with two 8-inch-long bolts. The front axle is the same, but with wood yoke and a 3/4-inch bolt. Does anyone ...

Are There Any Exisiting Monovalve Diesel Engines?

 Reader Brain Barber in Benoni, South Africa, sent us a letter asking about a monovalve, sidevalve diesel engine he remembers once being made in the U.S. He didn’t have a name, and was curious if any of these engines had survived. The engine Brian is referring to is undoubtedly the American ...

Identifying Newest Old Engine

I’m fairly new to collecting old engines. I’m quite diversified in brand names. I have a John Deere, Fairbanks-Morse, Jaeger, Fuller & Johnson and a Stover. I need some help identifying my newest engine, which I fell heir to. I’m enclosing some photos of this engine. Any help is ...

Jaeger Model 3E Cement Mixer

 Over the summer, I was able to acquire my grandpa’s Jaeger cement mixer. I believe it is all original. Looking into the hopper, I do not believe any cement was ever mixed in it. My grandpa bought it from a close friend who had a nursery, and I think it was used to mix compost, but I ...

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