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TAG : Old Iron Questions

Help Identify This 1920s Engine

Reader Ivan DeVries in Montana sent us photographs of an engine he discovered while cleaning out his grandfather’s old farm shop. Based upon a 1924 Case stationary baler he also discovered, Ivan believes the engine dates to the same time. “It was in a corner covered with old horse tack and ...

Unknown Engine Cart and Baker Monitor VJ and Lindsay-Alamo Engines

I need help identifying this cart. The wheels are 2-3/4 x 8-5/8 inch with “3C” marked on the inside. The cart is 28-1/2 inches wide. The rear axle is 3/4-inch x 1-3/4-inch flat bar with two 8-inch-long bolts. The front axle is the same, but with wood yoke and a 3/4-inch bolt. Does anyone ...

Identifying Newest Old Engine

I’m fairly new to collecting old engines. I’m quite diversified in brand names. I have a John Deere, Fairbanks-Morse, Jaeger, Fuller & Johnson and a Stover. I need some help identifying my newest engine, which I fell heir to. I’m enclosing some photos of this engine. Any help is ...

Jaeger Model 3E Cement Mixer

 Over the summer, I was able to acquire my grandpa’s Jaeger cement mixer. I believe it is all original. Looking into the hopper, I do not believe any cement was ever mixed in it. My grandpa bought it from a close friend who had a nursery, and I think it was used to mix compost, but 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 ...

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 ...

Stewart Little Wonder Engine

 I am looking for information, decals and used or new parts for my Stewart Little Wonder engine. I have photos, but I don’t have anything on the decal. There is, however, a picture of one in C.H. Wendel’s American Gasoline Engines Since 1872. Thank you for any help you can give me.Myron ...

Westinghouse Welder

I’m looking for information on this portable Westinghouse welder. We think it was made between 1925 to 1940, but don't know for sure. It’s a 200-amp with a hand-crank, liquid-cooled 4-cylinder gas engine. It's in great condition and still runs, with no modifications done to it.John ...

Unknown Diesel Engine

I received the engine in the above photo from a friend. I can find no identification and no markings of any kind. It is a hopper-cooled engine with a detachable radiator and belt-driven fan. It is an enclosed diesel with an uncommon injection system. I am hoping someone can help me identify the ...

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