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Gas Engine Magazine August - September 2015

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
Éditeur:
Ogden Publications, Inc.
Fréquence:
Bimonthly
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2 min.
making connections

I’m constantly intrigued by how certain threads of thought and subject come together, with no apparent forethought. It seems to happen a lot in the vintage gas engine world, as some of the articles in this issue underscore. Some months back, I contacted collector and restorer Keith Kinney after stumbling across some photos of Keith’s fabulous 4 hp 1907 Atlas King Bee horizontal engine. I’d taken the photos way back in 2010, at the Badger Steam & Gas Engine Club show in Baraboo, Wisconsin, and I couldn’t believe I’d never shared Keith’s engine with GEM readers. A beautiful, finely crafted engine, it’s also important for formerly belonging to noted engine collector and Hercules Gas Engine Co. historian Glenn Karch, who passed away in 2009. One of the most unassuming and intelligent…

10 min.
olds engine, gib key puller and regan vapor engine co. history

50/5/1: Salesman sample Olds engine I’ve had this engine probably 30 years. My dad bought it at auction; he paid $125. He passed away and then I got it. The kids turned it backwards and then the governor was broken off. Bob Huxtable had some parts. Dad left it with him to get some parts made for his, but I can’t get a hold of him. The governor arm has a leaf spring, and when the kids turned it backwards it broke that spring off and bent the governor shaft. That’s okay now, but I still need that spring. It’s a cast iron governor housing and it looks like the spring has been silver soldered on there. The spark plug that was in it was an AC K12 with 1/4-inch pipe…

1 min.
from a to z

Bamford 4-1/2 hp Manufacturer: Bamfords Ltd., Uttoxeter, England Model: Z2 Year: Circa-1950 Serial number: JH15293 Horsepower: 4-1/2 hp @ 600 rpm Bore and stroke: 4-1/2in x 5in Weight: 812lb (engine only) Ignition: Direct-injection diesel Governing: Throttle Additional info: This 4-stroke diesel was restored by Butch Cherrington. Owner: Frank Chellino frankiejr@chellinocrane.com 2-1/2 hp Bates & Edmonds Manufacturer: Bates & Edmonds Motor Co., Lansing, Michigan Year: Circa-1907 Serial number: 9722 Horsepower: 2-1/2 hp Bore and stroke: 4-1/2in x 5in Weight: 450lb Flywheel diameter: 20in Ignition: Make-and-break Governing: Hit-and-miss Additional info: This Bates & Edmonds vertical is an A-frame, open crank engine. Purchase price new was $150. The cooling tank is made of cast iron and original to the engine. It runs like a top! The cart was built by the owners. Owners: Tom and Kay Latham, Homeworth, Ohio We are accepting submissions for all engine names. If you’d like to see your engine in A-Z, please send…

1 min.
coolspring spotlight

Circa-1908 6 hp Callahan Manufacturer W.P. Callahan & Co., Dayton, OH Serial number 3179 Horsepower 6 hp Bore & stroke 5-3/4in x 10in Ignition Make-and-break Governing Hit-and-miss Owner Coolspring Power Museum This is a circa-1908 6 hp Callahan cam-stopping engine built by the W.P. Callahan & Co. of Dayton, Ohio. The company, founded by William P. Callahan about 1896, produced high-grade gas engines in sizes from 4 hp to 100 hp. “Regardless of their size, they retained almost identical proportions and design features,” says Coolspring Power Museum president Clark Colby. Callahan engines were designed around patents issued to Peter T. Coffield (formerly associated with the Springfield (Ohio) Gas Engine Co.) and Edward E. Williams. Callahan engines remained in production until approximately 1915. Features This engine came with both hit-and-miss and throttle-style governors. If you ordered the hitand-miss governor, which this…

5 min.
portland memories

The year 1974 was my first visit to this Portland, Indiana, show. During a vacation in Ohio, I had visited shows at Georgetown and Dover. I called my cousin Bill Adams to see if he would like to attend the show at Portland. He was glad for the opportunity to spend some time together. We had both served in Vietnam from 1969-1971. He was in the Navy serving on a mine sweeper, I was in the Army, 1st Infantry Division 2/33 Artillery. Bill went back for a second tour. One year was enough for this transplanted Tar Heel who had grown up as a Buckeye. I finished my two-year hitch in Uncle Sam’s Army with the 267th Aviation, 75th Field Artillery located at Fort Stewart in Georgia in 1970. Early Friday…

2 min.
portland: the first years

In anticipation of the 50th Antique Engine & Tractor Show, to be held Aug. 26-30, 2015, by the Tri-State Gas Engine and Tractor Association in Portland, Indiana, we took a walk through the yellowing archives of Gas Engine Magazine to see if anything was said about the first event way back in 1966, which, by the way, was also the first year for Gas Engine Magazine. The formation of the Tri-State Gasoline Engine and Tractor Association was noted in the May/June 1966 issue. Dues were $2 for engine and tractor owners and $1 for nonowners interested in joining. The issue also included a notice for the first event, to be held July 9-10, 1966, at the Ft. Recovery Fairgrounds in Ft. Recovery, Ohio, about 12 miles west of Portland, Indiana. The…