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TAG : October/November 2018

Unknown Antique Marine Engine

 Photo courtesy of Charles WiseI was recently asked to help with the restoration of this antique marine engine that found its way down to the Chesapeake Bay from the Canadian Maritime Provinces. It appears to be a 2-stroke, three-port, dome-head monobloc jump-start engine. There are no ...

Smaller Babbit Pour Spout Sizes?

Photo courtesy of Ray FisherI have an old babbit bearing pour spout for engines. It is 30 inches long and 7 inches wide at the top. It is missing the stand. Have readers seen smaller sizes?Photo courtesy of Ray FisherRay Fisher (520) 861-0181 hammerblow55@gmail.comPlease send your questions ...

Wooden Aermotor Engine Base

 After reading the August/September 2018 issue, I have to comment about the "Patent Page" section. Aermotor did in fact produce an engine with the wooden base as in the patent that you highlighted. I've attached a picture from a 1911 ad. I don't think they built that engine for very long, ...

Several Questions About Unknown Engine

Photo courtesy of Dave LeesI bought this engine recently. I restored it and it runs beautifully. It has a 3-3/4-inch piston and battery ignition. The flywheel is 16 inches in diameter. I’d like to know if any readers know what make it is, where it was built, how old it is and about what ...

Seeking Sieverkropp Engine Information

Photo courtesy of Ellie Forgach.My father, Peter Forgach, has a 1910 Sieverkropp engine. He is hoping to connect with others who may be able to provide information such as how many were manufactured in 1910 and approximate value. My father does not use email but you can email me, and I will ...

Regarding Paint on Old Machinery

 Photo courtesy of John BurgoyneLike most engine or tractor rebuilders, there comes that inevitable time when that freshly rebuilt piece of old machinery has to be painted, a task few of us are qualified for and even fewer enjoy doing! Having rebuilt engines and machine tools for over 40 ...

Westman Engine Piston Ring Holes

 These piston rings are out of an early Westman manufactured by Enterprise Machine Co., Minneapolis, Minnesota. They are 4-1/4 inches in diameter and 7/16-inch wide. The subject of interest are the tiny holes through the ring steps; nobody can figure out the reason for their being there. They ...

Uncovering the Past and Obscure Engine Manufacturers

This issue shines a light on several obscure manufacturers from the past, including White Lily Washer Co. and Schmidt Bros. Co. Engine Works, both of Davenport, Iowa. Although the full story of the apparently intertwining interests of these two firms remains to be discovered, Glenn Thompson’s ...

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Preserving the History of Internal Combustion Engines