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Sawing Wood with a Pontiac

It looks to me like there is a small wheel that is being turned by friction on the car wheel that drives the flat belt to the buzz saw as shown in David Babcock's photo in Flywheel Forum, in the December/January 2016 issue.My grandfather used his cut-down Pontiac sedan to cut stove wood for ...

Unknown Lawn Mower Engine Identified

The engine on Page 6 of the February/March 2016 issue, “Unknown single-cylinder,” is a Fuller & Johnson lawn mower engine. This engine was used by Coldwell in the mid-1920s and Fuller & Johnson on their own mowers from the late teens on. These were NOT the same mower. There should ...

Unknown Coldwell Lawnmower Engine Identified

 I have an engine that is identical to the one shown in the February/March 2016 issue of GEM in Flywheel Forum. It was manufactured by Fuller & Johnson for the Coldwell Lawnmower of the mid-1920s. This engine was a single application engine that was manufactured for that mower only. I ...

What Was Mounted to This Empire Engine’s Studs?

I’m new to collecting. I have purchased a 1 hp Empire engine, serial number 52576. It has studs on the back side of the water hopper. I have looked at other Empire and Alamo engines [Alamo made engines for Empire – Ed.] and have yet to see another one with theses studs. Do any GEM readers ...

2 hp Temple Inverted Pumping Engine

As promised a few issues back, regular contributor Stiles Bradley sent in photos of his most recent project, a 2 hp Temple Pace Maker inverted pumping engine of the type introduced in 1908 by The Temple Pump Co., Chicago, Illinois. The pumping engine came with a single flywheel while ...

Hercules Engine Inquiry

I have a Hercules 3 hp, serial number 135780 and need to know the year engine was made. Also, what color of paint should this 3 hp be? I would need the DuPont paint numbers.Lonnie Root P.O. Box 156 Atkinson, NE 68713Lonnie, your engine is a 1918 Model E. The Model E was introduced in 1914 and ...

Unknown Single-Cylinder Gas Engine

 I recently purchased a headless single-cylinder gas engine that I am having trouble identifying. Enclosed are two photos. I have been looking online and in the gas engine encyclopedia to no avail. Can you help identify it?John Matalis Lombard, ILEmailYour engine looks like a marine engine of ...

Fairbanks-Morse Model Z

 This 1923 Fairbanks-Morse Model Z open crank 3 hp engine was on my grandmother’s farm for many years. It sat down on the creek and was used to pump water from the creek up to the cows. In 1989, I brought it to my place in Wichita and started restoring it. It was by this time just a pile of ...

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 ...

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