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TAG : Old Iron Questions

Seeking Information on Winch Engine

Ron Cairns, author of Power Pioneers: The Art of the Engine, a collection of interesting engine patents he’s found over the years and reviewed in the December/January 2016 issue of GEM, sends in photos of a winch engine he found at the North Pacific Cannery Historic Fishing Village in Prince ...

Square-Cylinder Engine is a Mystery

 Square-cylinder Quijada looks purpose built, but for what?  Al Matheson sends in photos of an engine he bought that features a square-shaped cylinder. The headless engine is clearly a 2-stroke design, the exhaust ported from the base of the cylinder and the mixer feeding the fuel/air through ...

An Original Lauson Engine?

 Reader Ron Stephens sends in photos of a little Lauson Model 55S engine that he’s had for some 30 years. Ron believes that, outside of a test run, the little Lauson has never been run, noting the original green paint on the rope starter and the muffler, the latter never having burned off. ...

Could Mystery Engine Be a Bourke Engine?

 In the June/July 2016 issue of GEM, Flywheel Forum featured an engine of unknown origin. Actually, the photos showed what appeared to be two engines; one a radial and the other an opposed twin that looked more like a compressor than an engine, yet had a carburetor/mixer attached to it. Reader ...

INGECO/Worthington, Venn-Severin and Drag Saw/Log Saw Info Wanted

I am a historian for INGECO/Worthington and Venn-Severin engines, and all drag saw/log saws brands. I have had a couple of articles in GEM about INGECOs and drag saw/log saws, and as I learn more, I will submit more. I’d like to write an article or two about Venn-Severin engines, as well as ...

Is This Really a Colbert American Boy Engine?

I purchased this engine to be a 1914 Colbert 3 hp American Boy. The identification tag is missing, so I relied on the seller’s information. The engine is free and complete. The only information I can find is in C.H. Wendel’s American Gasoline Engines Since 1872 (Volume 1), which says that ...

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, ...

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 ...

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