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Old 01-17-2009, 12:01:44 AM
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Nice thread-keep it going. Here is another one buzzing fire wood. Not sure what the engine is but appears to be about 10 HP. Notice the wheels were removed and "skis" attached.
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This was scanned from a photocopy of an old newspaper, so the quality suffers a bit. It shows a Stickney Jr. / Sears Harvard powering a well drilling rig. The information I got with the photocopy said: "Ole Thompson's Well Drilling Rig, about 1910, Racine, Minnesota."
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Old 01-17-2009, 12:29:39 AM
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Well I failed to post the picture of the Rumley.

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Mike, I think your first picture is a Backus. Bottom page 42 BYB.
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Old 01-17-2009, 09:28:05 AM
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Preston, that Foos in the second photo is ONE BIG FOOS! 35 HP maybe?
It well may be a 35hp as that was the largest hopper cooled that Foos made. The picture was taken facing west at the equipment door of the Foos Factory Power House. The picture was taken before the high crane bay was built for the production of the vert series V engines. Photo was circa 1909.
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Old 01-17-2009, 09:30:06 AM
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Here are a couple from the family archives. They are of my great grandfathers "digger", A Buckeye traction dithcer, used to lay field drain tile, that worked the southwestern corner of New York back in the day.
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Old 01-17-2009, 09:58:40 AM
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Nice thread-keep it going. Here is another one buzzing fire wood. Not sure what the engine is but appears to be about 10 HP. Notice the wheels were removed and "skis" attached.
John, I believe that engine would be a C.P.& J. Lauson. Note the dry head.
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Old 01-17-2009, 10:03:44 AM
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Mike, I agree with Brian T. on your first picture. You can see the pendulum governor with the name on the side on it right in front of the flywheel.
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Great pic of the Alamo Shelby.Did you notice the engine is mounted backwards on the cart with the handle to the rear?Opposite of what you see today but much more practical.Easier to pull than to push into position.Thanks,Chip
The front of the engine is the business end; the flywheel end. The rear of an engine would be the head, mixer and ignition end.
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Old 01-17-2009, 10:56:49 AM
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Here are a couple from the family archives. They are of my great grandfathers "digger", A Buckeye traction dithcer, used to lay field drain tile, that worked the southwestern corner of New York back in the day.
There is a gentleman here in Washington state with a Buckeye digger like that one posted. His engine looks a little different then that one though.
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Sorry, not a gas engine but a great picture of a steam engine.
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Here are a couple from the family archives. They are of my great grandfathers "digger", A Buckeye traction dithcer, used to lay field drain tile, that worked the southwestern corner of New York back in the day.
Great picture Woody. Really like the cooling system. No idea what kind of engine.
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Mike,
"Unidentified engine. I bought this postcard several years ago just because it looked cool. I never noticed until tonight that it is signed by Harry Matthews. It might be worth a fortune now!!"
Looks like a Backus. Look at the pendelum govenor.
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Old 01-17-2009, 11:59:27 AM
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Brian, Don & Keith, thanks for the ID on the Backus. I knew it had enough unique features to distinguish it, but never sat down and tried to match it up in the BYB.

Since there's a pic of an Oil Pull in the thread, I suppose it's okay to post another tractor photo. This one is of a Froelich tractor powered by a Van Duzen gas engine. The photo was taken Sept. 1892 near Langford, S.D. The postcard I have is much more recent vintage.
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Don Worley has some great pictures from the Jacobson factory on his website.

Here are a couple of Mietz & Weiss pictures of working engines.
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Preston, Wow - An Electric Lighting 35 HP Hopper Cooled Foos ! Who da thunk they would ever make such a thing !!!
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Here are two 4000 Killowatt (5300 HP) Twin Tandem Snow engines installed in the Martin Station, San Mateo Power Co, California power house. At the time, about 1909 it was written in the Carpenter & Diederichs book on engines that these were the largest internal combustion engines in the world. 42" Bore x 60 " Stroke x 8 combustion cylinders - Total of 664,992 cubic inch displacement! This monster engine is almost 10 times the HP of the Snow engine currently being erected at the Coolspring Power museum grounds !!

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Really enjoying this thread! The first photo I post is an old postcard advertising Doak engines. The second is an old photo and I know what the engine is and I'll let you guess. The third is of an unknown engine. Its an original old photo and may have been made for catalog or advertising printing. Can you tell me what it is?
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Is the second photo a Springfield
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Tom, Yes it is a Springfield. I'd like to hear the story on that photo. It looks like they had the promotion - "buy a new Springfield & everyone in the family gets a new straw hat."

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