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Gas Engine Magazine February - March 2018

Gas Engine Magazine is a bimonthly publication dedicated to the hobby of collecting antique stationary gas engines. Since 1966, collectors and restorers have turned to Gas Engine Magazine for information about specific models and companies, detailed restorations and event coverage, and to connect with other enthusiasts.

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United States
Langue:
English
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Ogden Publications, Inc.
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Bimonthly
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2 min.
hit-and-miss

Golden roll 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 cancer, Dave’s passing wasn’t altogether unexpected, but Bob’s came unexpectedly, apparently suffering a heart attack while doing yardwork, a favorite pastime of his. Of the hundreds of fine people I’ve had the pleasure to meet and get to know in my time at GEM, Dave and Bob stand out in particular. In 2001, when I took over the helm at GEM, Dave and Bob were the first to personally call and congratulate me on my…

7 min.
flywheel forum

53/2/1: Bates & Edmonds air compressor? Reader Jim Brown writes in about an early vertical Bates & Edmonds engine that’s been converted for air compressor duty. Jim writes: “John Barrong recently acquired what may be a Bates & Edmonds factory-built air compressor. The flywheels are 20 inches in diameter. You can see where the igniter was supposed to be and the rocker arm is gone. Both flywheels show the same sets of numbers, with the number 10 stamped on the outside edge of the flywheel (a separate number 0 is stamped above and sideways) and the number 88 on the inside edge.” Ted also has a “standard” vertical Bates & Edmonds, and says that engine features the number 59 stamped on the inside edge and the number 1 on the outside…

6 min.
elevator engine

Dierre Smith of Fredericksburg, Texas, in the Texas Hill Country west of Austin, is a collector of vintage engines. One of his more recent acquisitions is a Ruston & Hornsby Ltd. Mark CR diesel engine. The engine was originally imported and sold by Mumford, Medland Machinery, Ltd. in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canadian agents for Ruston & Hornsby Ltd. of Lincoln, England. J. R. Smith (no relation to Dierre) of Tatum, Texas, purchased the engine from a man in Indiana and Dierre acquired it from him in 2012. In Canada, this model engine was popular as a source of power for large grain elevators. Its tag is stamped “Canadian Elevator Engine.” It was most likely installed in a pit or a separate room to isolate it from dust, and was likely connected…

3 min.
boonville bounty

The Boonville Antique Steam & Gas Engine Club summer show, held July 28-30, 2017, at Thresherman Park in Boonville, Indiana, was blessed with a bounty of Massey-Harris tractors. The club hosted the Massey chapter for its summer show, with planning for this in conjunction with the annual Thresherman Park Show starting many months ahead. Massey members and Thresherman Park members worked together mapping out the show schedule, display areas, tents, advertisement and other items to make the event a success. And successful it was. From some of the earliest to the last Masseys produced. From some of the smallest garden tractors to some of the largest. From gas to diesel, some still in their original work clothes, some restored to pristine beauties. The club was honored to have numerous Massey owners…

3 min.
ihc invades iowa in 2017

Labor Day Weekend in northeast Iowa brings forth a nice little antique power show put on by the Cedar Valley Engine Club that packs a lot into a small area, and for 2017 there was a particular buzz around the International Harvester Corp. line of equipment. This was the state show for the Iowa Chapter 5 International Harvester Collectors Club, and along with the normal assortment of “red” tractors and equipment there was a great selection of IHC engines around the grounds. Some of the engines displayed have been around the Cedar Valley family of collectors for a couple of generations, while others were on the grounds for the first time. The IHC feature was a good opportunity for the descendents of Eldon Hungerford to bring many of his engines together.…

2 min.
coolspring spotlight

This engine was built by the National Transit division of the huge Standard Oil monopoly. Transit controlled all the crude oil pipelines, and also produced all the equipment needed to operate them. It made heavy, dependable engines and pumps, and did not offer them for sale on the market. John Klein was the “genius” chief engineer for Transit and designed a line of engines for them. However, he passed away in 1902, and this engine was likely designed after his untimely passing. Features All the earlier Transit engines had long frames with a crosshead connecting the piston to the crankshaft. This is absent on this engine, which saved some money in production. It has typical Transit lines and flywheels, giving a pleasant appearance. Unlike the earlier engines, this one runs hit-and-miss controlled…