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Horsepower Correction

That’s a 6hp M in the photo, not a 1-1/2hp. The give- away is the “ring” on the skid, only the 6hp and 10hp skidded M had this ring. Craig Conner via email Thank you, Craig, for your correction. This photo was previously discussed on the Hit-and-Miss page of the April/May 2021 issue ...

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Show Stopper: 25hp Associated Engine

When David Raines purchased his Associated engine in Northwest Iowa from machinist Kip Maggert, one cylinder was stuck and the other was badly pitted. He took it to machinist Arnold Saathoff who bored and sleeved both cylinders. David faced some other challenges while restoring the ...

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The Amazing Abenaque

Most collectors know Abenaque engines for their unique water-cooling setup. Designed by John Ostenberg (who went on to found the Ostenberg Manufacturing Co. in San Jose, California) for Abenaque Machine Works, Westminster Station, Vermont, Abenaques featured a pair of thin cooling tanks ...

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Steinhoff’s Seven Engine Trailer

What better way to haul a collection of engines from show to show than having them mounted on a trailer? “It’s all pretty much self-storing, I just hook on the trailer, everything is on there, all the belts line up, all I have to do is pull them out and remember which belt goes where and ...

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Franklin Engine Modification

I bought an engine at 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 Construction by Henry V. A. Parsell, Jr. and Arthur J. Weed, dated 1900. It gives detailed instructions ...

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, ...

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Preserving the History of Internal Combustion Engines