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TAG : Gas Engines

Franklin Engine Modification

McClellan’s engine with a carburetor fabricated from an old soda-acid fire extinguisher. I bought an engine the end of April 2019. Cast on the base is “Franklin Gas Engine Patd.” Everyone knows these engines as Parsell & Weed engines. I have the vintage book Gas Engine ...

Young Iron: A Decade Down the Road

Chris Jerue and his 4-stroke hit-and-miss Vaughan drag saw.Age: 28Location:Cheney, WashE-mail:cjerue@hotmail.comWhat’s your favorite engine in your collection?My favorite engine in my collection is my 4-stroke hit-and-miss Vaughan drag saw. This is an odd and rare item that I had been ...

Jacobsen Engine ‘The Twin’ Found at Last

Jacobsen “4-Acre” reel type mower with 24-inch cut and 1-1/2hp engine. Aptly named, the “4-Acre” meant the user was able to mow four acres in an 8-hour day.This story actually starts 56 years ago, when I was 8 years old. My parents took us kids to many antique shops all over the East ...

Old World Charm: 1918 3-4hp Lorenz Engine

The left or sideshaft side of Rudy Adrian’s 1918 3-4hp Lorenz. (Photos by Bill Vossler). Manufacturer: Ignac-Lorenz Co., Kromeriz, Moravia, Czechoslovakia Year: 1918 Serial No.: 7130 Horsepower: 3-4hp (rpm not listed) Bore & stroke: 4in x 6in Flywheel: 23in x ...

California Rarity: 3hp Frisco Standard Stationary Engine

Earl Wacker’s circa-1901-1905 3hp Frisco Standard at the 2018 Old Threshers Reunion in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. (Photo by Richard Backus). Manufacturer: Standard Gas Engine Co., San Francisco, CA Year: Circa 1901-1905 Serial No.: 452 Horsepower: 3hp @ 400rpm Bore & stroke: ...

A Horse Tale or How I Acquired a Dan Patch Engine

You’d be happy too if you’d just traded for a Dan Patch engine! Barney Kedrowski couldn’t have cared less that it was raining as he loaded his newly prized possession for transport home. (Photo by Barney Kedrowski). Manufacturer: M.W. Savage Factories Co., Minneapolis, ...

The Kenny and Wendy Wolf Engine Collection

Fabulous 5hp Abenaque "pan-cooled" engine will be offered at the August 2020 auction. Nov. 6, 2019, kicked off the first of two auctions of the Kenny and Wendy Wolf engine collection. Kenny and Wendy, as many readers know, have been buying, selling and collecting engines for some 50 years, ...

Circa-1902 6 hp Fuel-Injected Goold, Shapely & Muir

Destined for the scrap heap, this circa-1902 6 hp fuel-injected Goold, Shapely & Muir, the earliest known engine of its type, has been rescued and restored by Canadian enthusiasts who now show it regularly. We caught up with it at the 2015 Coolspring Power Museum Summer Expo, where it was ...

1884 10 hp Schleicher, Schumm & Co. Slide-Valve Flame Ignition Engine

The Coolspring Power Museum’s 2015 Expo featured flame ignition engines, including this impressive 1885 10 hp Schleicher, Schumm & Co. engine, believed to be the last surviving engine of its type. We’ve posted video of this engine before, but this is one engine you just can’t get ...

Jack Branch Engine Club Members Show Off

In the June/July 2014 issue of Gas Engine Magazine, we introduce you to the Jack Branch Engine Club. The club got its start back in 1968 when Junior Henderson purchased a 1916 3 HP Fairbanks-Morse Model Z. Almost 50 years later, Junior's friends and family continue the old iron tradition by ...

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Preserving the History of Internal Combustion Engines