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Gas Engine Magazine December 2015 - January 2016

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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Ogden Publications, Inc.
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2 min.
anniversaries

It seems 2015 was something of a banner year for books in the old engine category. New titles don’t come along all that often in our little corner of the world, but this year we’ve seen three books produced for old engine enthusiasts, all of them, notably, self-published. First up was Wayne Grenning’s fantastic tome on engines built before 1900, Flame Ignition. Written to help celebrate the Coolspring Power Museum’s 30th anniversary, it is a detailed examination of flame ignition engines, a seminal work covering an often overlooked chapter in the history of gas engine development. Next up was Jack Alexander’s The Regan Vapor Engine: The Beginnings of California’s Gas Engine Industry. An examination of the development of the West Coast gas engine industry, it traces the early industry through profiles of…

4 min.
little wonder, ihc la troublemaker, 1911 new york state fair

51/1/1: Correction The email address for Jason Haas at the Haas Tractor Club was incorrectly listed in the last issue. It should be jasonrhaas88@gmail.com – Our apologies to Jason and anyone who has tried to contact him. – GEM 51/1/2: Stewart Little Wonder 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 Carlson lu_Carlson@msn.com Myron, we looked in our file but couldn’t find a good photo of the decal for your engine. Looking online, we found several different presentations, but it was unclear which was correct; only one of them was…

3 min.
the rare and the beautiful from the coolspring power museum

This converted steam drilling engine demonstrates another variation of oil field ingenuity where an internal combustion cylinder replaced the original steam cylinder on an oil field steam engine that was originally used to pump an oil well. The frame The engine dates to 1885 and was made by Gibbs & Sterrett in Corry, Pennsylvania. “You can tell this was a fairly old drilling engine because of its box bed design where the frame of the engine is basically box shaped, flat on the top and the various components including the cylinder, the crosshead support and the two main bearing blocks are bolted to the flat surface rather than cast in with the base when it was manufactured,” says Coolspring’s Clark Colby. The connecting rod, crankshaft and near-side flywheel are all original Gibbs…

1 min.
readers’ engines

1-1/2 to 2-1/2 hp IHC Model LB Manufacturer: International Harvester Co., Chicago, Illinois Model: LB Year: Circa-1946 Serial number: LBA 115822 Horsepower: 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 hp Bore and stroke: 3-1/8in x 3-1/4in Ignition: Magneto and spark plug Governing: Throttle Additional info: The engine is equipped with International Harvester Model 30732 DB pump jack and the Gould pump no. 2 and cart water storage and check valve for continuous pumping display. Owner: Gregory Cooke Cortland, New York 3/4 hp Maytag 92 Manufacturer: Maytag Co., Newton, Iowa Model: 92 Year: 1937 Serial number: 791010 Horsepower: 3/4 hp Bore and stroke: 2-1/2in x 2in Ignition: Magneto Type FY-ED4 Additional info: Luke, age 9 at the time of submission, likes to work on old rusty iron with Grandpa. Owner: Luke Barbian, c/o Charlie Barbian Alexandria, KY 1-3/4 hp Gade Model M Manufacturer: Gade Manufacturing Co., Iowa Falls, Iowa Model: M – Series 166m Year: 1924 Horsepower: 1-3/4 hp Bore and…

10 min.
big engines

When Chris Kabele of Jackson, Minnesota, had an auction in 2004, the now-82-year-old sold off his excess engines. Three hundred of them. Why? “I didn’t have room to keep them in good condition,” he says. “I sold everything I didn’t want, and some I did.” By this time, he had taken a larger interest in the big engines anyway. “The big ones are more impressive to people. They like to hear the engines air-start, and run.” Chris still has 13 engines, all easily described as large. “I restored them at home,” he says, “adding new bearings and grinding the valves on all of them, and when our Butterfield group found out I had them, they asked if I would bring three of them here to the grounds. They decided to build…

5 min.
odd and interesting designs highlighted in new engine book

“Once upon a time, a very wise man taught me that any engine will run, if it has fuel, air and a source of ignition, it will run. How well it runs is what keeps alchemy fun. All engines are magic and I am not a magician. I am but a common man with common ideas, a layman with a passion for heat engines.” So writes author Ron Cairns in the foreword to his new book, Power Pioneers: The Art of the Engine – Pre 1956. We usually reserve Patent Page as a place to examine interesting patents issued to inventors set on improving existing gas engine designs or creating new ones from whole cloth. Over the years, we’ve looked at a number of engine patents, ranging from Rasmus Hvid’s design…