GAS ENGINES AND TRACTORS


| September/October 1975

  • Engine is now 65 years old

    G. R. Conner
  • Tractor and binder
    Pictured is a tractor and binder and Mr. and Mrs. Otto Peterson, Benton, Minnesota- taken July 1917. 8 x 6 Happy Farmer, 7ft. right hand cut binder, McCormick. Courtesy of Henry Sanny, Le Mars, Iowa 51031
    Henry Sanny
  • Cultivator with a Maytag motor
    This is my Oliver Hart Parr tractor and cultivator with a Maytag motor on the cultivator. This tractor was bought new in the Spring of 1935, by my Father. It is in good running order. Courtesy of Elmer Pletsch, R.R.I, Box 76, McNabb, Illinois 61335
    Elmer Pletsch
  • John Deere GP wide tread
    My restored tractor. I have owned it since 1958 and recently showed it at our Early Day Engine and Tractor Show at Sussex Wisconsin. It is a John Deere GP wide tread, built in 1932. Some day I would like to put steel wheels on it. Courtesy of Carl L. Borg
    Carl L. Borgstrom
  • It was used to run the elevator
    Pictured is my Sattley 5 HP gas engine. It was bought new in 1920 by my Father. It was used to run the elevator in the corn crib for twenty years. Each year it elevated about 4000 bushels corn and 3000 bushels of oats. It also was used to pump water from
    Elmer Pletsch
  • John Deere GP wide tread
    My restored tractor. I have owned it since 1958 and recently showed it at our Early Day Engine and Tractor Show at Sussex Wisconsin. It is a John Deere GP wide tread, built in 1932. Some day I would like to put steel wheels on it. Courtesy of Carl L. Borg
    Carl L. Borgstrom
  • Roy Fine and his 25 HP Twin City
    Roy Fine and his 25 HP Twin City. Roy finally got it to running after about twenty years of setting idle. The old gas really plugged the fuel system. This tractor was owned by his late father, Clem Fine. Courtesy of Roger L. Eshelman, Box 63, College Spri
    Roger L. Eshelman
  • This tractor is always a big attraction
    Eshelman's Titan 45. This tractor is always a big attraction. Courtesy of Roger L. Eshelman, Box 63, College Springs, Iowa 51637
    Roger L. Eshelman
  • Waterloo Boy brought to the show by Ben Wilson
    Waterloo Boy brought to the show by Ben Wilson of Hastings, Iowa. Ben has a very nice collection of engines and tractors and brings one or two different ones each year. What will 1975 bring Ben? Courtesy of Roger L. Eshelman, Box 63, College Springs, Iowa
    Roger L. Eshelman
  • Huber was restored by Cliff
    A newly restored Huber tractor belonging to A.C. Eshelman. Models are Linda Helm and Barb Vetter, both 'regulars' at the show. This Huber was restored by Cliff and Les Embree of Grant, Iowa. Courtesy of Roger L. Eshelman, Box 63, College Springs
    Roger L. Eshelman
  • Fuller & Johnson, made in Madison'
    Early in 1974 I wrote to G.E.M. asking for help on restoring our Fuller and Johnson engine. I now have it cleaned up, painted and in running condition. Some statistics are: Fuller & Johnson, made in Madison, Wisconsin in 1921, Serial Number 74801, Type N.
    Jay A. Hoekstra

  • Engine is now 65 years old
  • Tractor and binder
  • Cultivator with a Maytag motor
  • John Deere GP wide tread
  • It was used to run the elevator
  • John Deere GP wide tread
  • Roy Fine and his 25 HP Twin City
  • This tractor is always a big attraction
  • Waterloo Boy brought to the show by Ben Wilson
  • Huber was restored by Cliff
  • Fuller & Johnson, made in Madison'

The engine is a 35 H.P. Bessemer, 180 RPM, Type O.C., built at Grove City, Pa. It was installed at Gasaway, W. Va. in 1910 to pump water for the city. I removed it from its original foundation in 1970 and mounted it on the sub-base and skids as shown in the picture. This engine is now 65 years old and still in good running condition. I ran this engine on two weekends last Fall at Charleston, W. Va. and many people stopped to look at it and ask questions. I plan to run it several times this summer along with a 10 H.P. Ohio engine and a 10 H.P. McCormick-Deering engine which I rebuilt this winter. The picture was taken by G. R. Conner, 706 Crestview Dr., Charleston, W. Va. 25302. Courtesy of Okey Moffatt, Box 388, Summersville, West Virginia 26651

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