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Gas Engine Magazine October - November 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.
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Bimonthly
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2 min.
shows and engines

The summer show season will be just about over by the time you’re reading this. Chalk it up to too many irons in the fire and a general lack of time, but it’s frustrating to realize how many shows I missed this year. One show I didn’t miss was the 30th anniversary Coolspring Summer Expo, this year celebrating flame ignition engines. I’d been beating the drums for this show for some time, encouraging readers to attend what seemed certain to be one of the most important engine gatherings not only of the year, but possibly the decade. Now that the Expo has come and gone, I feel even stronger about that sentiment, as the event pulled together more than 60 flame ignition engines. Underscoring its importance, it also drew almost 100 foreign…

8 min.
flywheel forum

50/6/1: New to the hobby I’m new to the hobby as of last fall at the Midwest Old Threshers Reunion, where I subscribed to Gas Engine Magazine and Farm Collector. Although I’ve admired them for years, I finally found some engines that I bought as a group. That group includes a Monitor, a Little Jumbo, a Fairbanks-Morse and this big 6 hp unit, which I would love to have identified if possible. Any help is appreciated. DJ Stamp Austin, Texas designstamp@sbcglobal.net Welcome to the asylum, DJ! Looks like the old iron illness has taken root! You’ve found some nice engines already. Your “mystery” engine is a 6 hp Hercules XK kerosene model. According to records kept by Hercules historian Glenn Karch, they were built from 1928 to 1930 in 1-3/4 hp to 8 hp sizes,…

2 min.
new collector

Lisa Bliss Age: 35 Location: Fulton, OH Q: How long have you been collecting gas engines? A: I have been collecting them for two years. Q: What attracted you to the hobby? A: I was attracted to the hobby for its history, mechanics and the people. I enjoy talking with the longtime collectors and hearing their stories about their engines and the good old days. Q: Who else in your family collects engines? A: No one else in my family collects engines. Q: How many engines do you have in your collection? Any rare or unusual ones? A: Currently I have five engines in my collection. I have a 1-1/2 hp Fuller, Maytag 92, 5 hp Witte, Briggs Y and a small air-cooled Continental. Q: What is your favorite engine in your collection and why? A: The Fuller is my favorite…

2 min.
coolspring spotlight

This is an 1893 10 hp White & Middleton gas engine. Founded by Charles White and Arthur R. Middleton, the White & Middleton Gas Engine Co. introduced a line of high-grade engines in 1889. Available styles included horizontal and vertical stationary models up to 60 hp and 4-stroke cycle marine engines also up to 60 hp. Reorganized in 1911 as the Charles White Gas Engine Co., engine production continued until about 1915. “They were one of the early companies in that business and were very successful,” says Clark Colby. “They had a good, simple reliable design, had good castings, good workmanship and sold many engines.” 1893 10 hp White & Middleton Manufacturer White & Middleton Gas Engine Co., Baltimore, MD Serial number 146 Horsepower 10 hp Bore & stroke 6-1/2in x 16in Ignition Hot tube Governing Hit-and-miss Owner…

13 min.
hercules restoration

Cart and wheels Looking for information about the carts used on Economy engines, I found Glenn Karch’s article in the May/June 2003 issue of Gas Engine Magazine about the styles of carts fitted to these engines. This article mentioned that carts made from 1920 to 1928 had a frame 26 inches long, axles 18 inches wide and wheels 9 inches in diameter, with rims 2 inches wide front and rear. The front wheels do not turn under the cart frame. This information, together with photographs found online, enabled me to draw up plans for a cart that would be a fairly close replica to an original. The two rails of the cart were cut from angle iron 1.5 inches wide salvaged from a scrapped axle. These fit the bill after welding short…

6 min.
associated manufacturers co.

Despite a 1913 ad showing that Associated Manufacturers Co. of Waterloo, Iowa, had 11 branches across the United States, along with about a dozen distributors, surprisingly little is known about the history of the company. Established as the Iowa Dairy Separator Co. in 1898, the company added engines to its line in 1909 before reincorporating under the Associated name. For the next 20 years, Associated produced a wide variety of highly regarded gasoline engines including the Chore Boy, Mule Team, Iowa Oversize, (including the Twin Cylinder) as well as a few clunkers like the 3/4 hp Colt engines of the 1920s. As C.H. Wendel writes in American Gasoline Engines Since 1872, “The former Factory Superintendent of Associated’s Independence, Iowa, plant once told the author that ‘for every 100 we shipped it…