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TAG : The Cultivator

Inspiring New Engine Collectors

One of the biggest issues facing the future of the old iron hobby is the simple question, “Who is going to carry the torch?” In the earliest days of the hobby, almost everyone came from a rural or farm background. Further, almost everyone had a direct, personal connection to the machinery ...

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 ...

Gas Engines and Show Photos

We’re deep into the show season by now, and it looks like I’ll only make a few shows this year. With three magazines to oversee (I’m also responsible for sister publications Farm Collector and Motorcycle Classics) finding time to do everything I’d like to gets harder and harder.I’m ...

Stewards of Gas Engine History

Whether by intention or necessity, collectors regularly find themselves funneling their old engine energy into historical research, becoming stewards of history in more ways than “simply” restoring and keeping their old engines running.The point comes up thanks to two articles in this ...

Old Engines Are Still Out There

The quality of engines that continue to come out of the woodwork – quite literally in this case – continues to amaze me.The engine I’m referring to is a rare, circa-1915 15 hp Ohio, found in a long abandoned pump house next to an old inn on an island off the coast of Maine. And the ...

Remembering Dave and Bob

November 2017 was a bad month in the old iron community, witnessing the loss of two of the hobby’s – and GEM’s – staunchest supporters; Dave Rotigel, who passed away Nov. 10 at the age of 79, and Bob Crowell, who passed away the next day, Nov. 11, at the age of 76. Diagnosed with ...

Let Us Know About Your Antique Gas Engine Clubs

Since 1966, Gas Engine Magazine has been connecting with the antique gas engine enthusiast community. Whether getting answers to questions, identifying mystery engines, or sharing restoration tips and tricks, GEM has served as a catalyst for connecting old iron nuts for the last 47 ...

Safety First with Younger Antique Gas Engine Collectors

I’ve said it before, and I’m sure I’ll say it again: One of the best things about working at Gas Engine Magazine is the community. Always helpful, always friendly and always willing to chime in with their thoughts and opinions on how to make GEM better. Positive or negative, the ...

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Preserving the History of Internal Combustion Engines