4/22/2013 2:08:10 PM
Solomon Rees has been collecting gas engines for years and has a special interest in Briggs & Stratton engines.
10/22/2012 2:46:16 PM
Emily Kline is an uncommon hit-and-miss engine collector with a garage full of Hercules engines
11/16/2010 1:47:49 PM
Young Iron profile of Andrew Evans.
9/28/2010 3:20:34 PM
"Young Iron" profile of antique gas engine collector Spenser Rynne, Kennebunk, ME.
8/31/2010 3:10:41 PM
When it comes to antique farm tools it's not surprising that many remain stubbornly unidentifiable. Do you know what any of these 24 mystery tools were used for?
5/26/2010 2:39:15 PM
"Has anyone heard of an extant horse power in which the horse(s) do NOT walk in a full circle? I have some limited century-old information about horse powers used on hay presses where the horse apparently walked backward and forward. ..."
5/26/2010 2:35:44 PM
"My friend has this homemade tool. It’s about 15 inches long and as thick as a 2-by-4. It has a wooden pulley on one end and a hole on the other end. Does anybody know what it was used for?"
5/20/2010 2:25:31 PM
John Bower bought this horse-drawn 2-row corn planter. "Flying Dutchman No. 2 variable drop" is printed on the seed cans. He is looking for information about it.
5/4/2010 11:50:57 AM
Information request for an unidentified car engine.
5/4/2010 11:46:57 AM
Information request for Briggs and Stratton powered train.
5/4/2010 11:42:15 AM
Information request for a 4-1/2 HP United gas engine.
5/4/2010 11:28:46 AM
Information request for a Witte gas engine in the U.K.
4/30/2010 2:43:21 PM
Young Iron profile of Nate Smith, Brookville, Pa.
4/26/2010 12:28:33 PM
"Here is a photo of my Terratrac GT-30. I have been receiving Farm Collector for two years and haven’t seen one of these tractors. It makes me wonder if there aren’t many around or they’re just not worth collecting. ..."
4/26/2010 12:24:22 PM
"Some suggestions and a question. In the April 2010 Farm Collector, Ron Konen wondered how he might fix his cracked Sattley block. Here are a few things I’ve done or seen done that might work, provided it isn’t cracked through into the cylinder (where the piston works). ..."
4/26/2010 12:07:01 PM
"This piece is 6-1/2 inches high, has a base diameter of 3-1/2 inches and has a very sharp 3/4-inch blade with three adjustments. There are no names or markings on it. I would really like to know what it is. ..."
4/26/2010 11:58:47 AM
"When an old farmhouse near my home was demolished and the area was cleared, the contractor found an unusual grinder. When he showed it to me, I expressed such interest that he gave me the rusted treasure. The manufacturer’s name was F.W. Mann Co., Milford, Mass. ... Does anyone know what this might be and if there are parts available?"
4/26/2010 11:25:39 AM
"I have a Texas terrace maker. There is limited information on these unique machines. ... I need the main driveshaft for mine and also hope to learn something about the original paint scheme."
4/8/2010 3:16:47 PM
"I am trying to figure out the manufacturer of a scythe I found at a farm sale. ..."
4/8/2010 2:51:22 PM
"The Shafer Historical Museum, Winthrop, Wash., has an old horse-drawn corn planter with no identification on it except for the name 'Roved' on the metal seed canisters. ... We have looked high and low and can’t find any information about this company or model. Any ideas?"
3/9/2010 9:38:35 AM
Seeking information on a 2-1/2 HP Surplex engine bought at auction.
3/9/2010 9:00:32 AM
Difficulty identifying the make and model of an old Briggs & Stratton powered motor scooter.
3/9/2010 8:47:17 AM
Stiles Bradley's unidentified aircraft engine.
2/22/2010 10:29:39 AM
"I have a Sattley engine block that has a good crack on the bottom of the cylinder. What would be a good fix without welding the crack?"
2/22/2010 9:49:54 AM
The letter from M.F. Moulzolf-Heinen in the February 2010 issue of Farm Collector (“Could this be a spreader?”) generated a large response from readers who unanimously answered “no” to that question. The piece in question is in fact a bluegrass stripper. Many readers have vivid memories of personal experience with just such a piece.
1/20/2010 10:09:42 AM
“… I need to know what color it was painted, if anyone has an owner’s or operator’s manual they would see, and any information on how the terrace maker was used.”
1/20/2010 10:04:45 AM
“This wooden corn planter has wooden drums for wheels that measure 8 by 28 inches. … I am looking for information and pictures to guide me in restoring it.”
12/28/2009 12:43:24 PM
A profile of 16-year-old gas engine collector Greg Acklery of Schuylerville, NY.
12/28/2009 11:09:33 AM
"While my husband, Jon, and I went on a trip to Oleola, S.D., from Gilman, Minn., Jon’s nephew, Ryan Heinen (an assistant manager on a bison preserve), asked us what these two pieces were for since we both grew up on farms. We don’t know!"
12/28/2009 10:17:48 AM
"... I have no idea what the car could possibly be, but it appears to be a unique chassis and parts of a motor that I assume are the same vehicle. Can anyone identify the car and possible year(s)?"
12/24/2009 11:24:10 AM
Wondering what would be the cheapest way to go with the ignition on a 1-1/2 HP Hercules.
12/24/2009 11:12:37 AM
Information request for a Ford engine.
12/24/2009 11:04:52 AM
Information request for Alpha De Laval gas engine.
12/24/2009 11:00:06 AM
Questions about a Delco and an unknown engine
12/2/2009 4:22:21 PM
“Does anyone have any information about who built the engine in this Sageng thresher?”
12/2/2009 4:17:39 PM
“I inherited this rototiller and haven’t been able to locate the manufacturer’s nametag. I’ve been trying to determine the machine’s manufacturer and age.”
12/2/2009 4:07:38 PM
“I am trying to find out more about this tool. It is some kind of hoe, but what is it used for?”
12/2/2009 4:00:41 PM
“I bought this aluminum sign for Dr. Simonsen’s dog food at an auction about 10 years ago. ... Can anyone tell me more about the product or company?”
12/2/2009 3:57:33 PM
“I recently was given a 2-wheel garden tractor. ... I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has information on this piece or restoration tips.”
12/2/2009 3:44:04 PM
Looking for information on reel lawn mowers.
11/19/2009 3:23:41 PM
"Does anyone know the manufacturer of this harrow?"
11/19/2009 3:13:19 PM
"Regarding Paul Short’s letter in the October 2009 issue of Farm Collector, the wrench looks like one we used to turn the adjusting nut on tracks of D7 and D8 Caterpillars. ..."
11/19/2009 3:05:59 PM
"I bought a sulky plow recently and am unable to find a brand or name on it. It has a broken part that I need to replace or repair. It would help if I could find out the brand. ..."
10/28/2009 12:31:45 PM
Meet 15-year-old Christopher Underwood, Glen Aubrey, NY.
10/28/2009 9:56:52 AM
Looking for information on a 15 HP Domestic.
10/27/2009 9:48:56 AM
"I purchased this grain mill head at a yard sale. The seller didn’t know anything about it. ... Any information would be helpful."
10/27/2009 9:10:22 AM
"In my youth I remember seeing a small tractor used in gardens and truck patches called Mighty Mite. ..."
10/27/2009 9:06:47 AM
"I think I have the answer for Kevin and Sarah Banks ... GE didn’t make farm equipment, but they did make large portable generators on 4-wheel trailers."
9/22/2009 4:20:53 PM
“How did they rate the horsepower of steam engines compared to internal combustion engines?”
8/26/2009 9:43:15 AM
Eddie Romick found this item stored with mowing implements. Does anyone know what it is?
8/26/2009 9:03:58 AM
“I am trying for find three lamp sockets for my IH tractor panel lamps.”
8/26/2009 8:59:11 AM
What was this wrench used for?
8/6/2009 11:54:35 AM
"We need help figuring out how this horse-powered, sweep-type unit for a hay press/baler works."
8/6/2009 11:48:06 AM
Is there a link between General Equipment and General Electric?
8/6/2009 11:35:03 AM
"I have some paper collectibles showing a Hickman wagon made in Hickman, Ky., by Hertweck, Baltzer & Co. ... How might one identify a Hickman wagon?"
7/28/2009 5:02:45 PM
It is about 3 feet long, weighs about 100 pounds and is driven by a 3-inch flat belt. What is it?
7/28/2009 4:58:32 PM
Background on a Fairbanks-Morse Model Z with compressor.
6/24/2009 1:33:45 PM
Dwight Brown found this hay baler in a fence row in northeastern Arkansas, but knows very little about it.
6/24/2009 11:36:21 AM
"Does anyone know what this is?"
6/24/2009 11:26:18 AM
“... the picture shows an Allis-Chalmers semi-mounted PTO-driven side-delivery rake.”
6/18/2009 4:45:51 PM
Looking for information on the D.M. Sechler CGE Co., Moline, Ill.
6/18/2009 4:42:46 PM
"I am trying to restore a No. 30 Syracuse walking plow to original condition. The handles are gone and I am baffled as to how they were anchored. ..."
6/18/2009 4:38:25 PM
"I’ve written to Jim Luke, who wrote a letter to the editor, to tell him that what he has is a seed potato cutter. ..."
6/17/2009 2:17:41 PM
Young Iron: Mark Mohney
6/16/2009 11:00:14 AM
“I have an engine that I can’t find the make of. ...”
6/16/2009 10:56:46 AM
Response to April 2009's letter about the identity of an old thresher found by members of the Washington-based Lewis-Clark Antique Power Club.
6/16/2009 10:47:25 AM
“Does anyone know who made this? It has a transmission, two forward and one reverse. ...”
6/16/2009 10:44:29 AM
“... I would like to know who made this machine or any information about it.”
6/9/2009 4:31:09 PM
What is the machine pictured in a 1909 photo of Brainerd, MN?
5/7/2009 2:41:59 PM
Young Iron profile of Brent Haldeman.
4/1/2009 4:05:35 PM
Sattley engine information request.
4/1/2009 3:51:20 PM
Information request for Edwards engine.
4/1/2009 10:38:00 AM
Faultless engine info requested
4/1/2009 10:35:41 AM
Detroit engine info request
3/30/2009 5:01:49 PM
Young Iron profile of John Ridings, Darlington, Pa.
2/24/2009 4:36:24 PM
Anyone have information on this circa-1950s or ’60s lawnmower?
2/24/2009 4:22:24 PM
"A group from our Lewis-Clark Antique Power Club has located some “bones” from an old stationary thresher, but can find no identifying marks. ..."
2/24/2009 4:13:37 PM
"My husband restored this tractor. My grandfather purchased it shortly after World War II in eastern Ohio or western Pennsylvania. ..."
2/24/2009 4:01:42 PM
Looking for information on a Massey Ferguson tractor that appeared in the January 2009 issue.
1/28/2009 3:28:59 PM
Looking for information on the International Harvester Co. Keystone Steel Pony corn sheller.
1/28/2009 2:56:36 PM
Curious about the saw in December 2008's The Memories of a Former Kid cartoon.
1/28/2009 2:37:04 PM
Does anyone have information on refrigerators made by International, Crosley, Allis-Chalmers or Kelvinator?
1/28/2009 2:25:37 PM
"At a tractor show in Brooks, Ore., this 1938 John Deere Model A had these offset wheels. Neither the owner nor anyone around knew anything about it. ..."
1/28/2009 1:33:12 PM
Curious porcelain sign generates questions.
1/23/2009 11:48:51 AM
Onan electric plant information request.
1/23/2009 11:45:22 AM
Does this motor have anything to do with the famous Indian Motor Cycle Co.?
1/23/2009 11:40:22 AM
Rowco manufacturing company information request.
1/23/2009 11:36:07 AM
Odd cylinderFebruary 2009Matthew Guy ClarkeThis is an odd cylinder I purchased at a sale, and I would like to see if anyone can identify it. It has two valves, a rocker arm and an exhaust port like a 2 stroke.
1/22/2009 12:31:59 PM
Young Iron profile of Jordan Friedrich.
11/21/2008 12:55:43 PM
Looking for information on a Fastpick Stonepicker Model C, serial number 839, manufactured by Coastal Machine Works, Bridgeport, Conn.
11/14/2008 4:24:42 PM
Lonergan lubricator info request.
11/14/2008 4:18:30 PM
Eureka drag saw engine info request.
11/14/2008 4:09:04 PM
Sterling diesel engine info request.
12/1/2004 12:00:00 AM
Caille outboard motor, Witte, Economy S, and unidentified engines
12/1/2004 12:00:00 AM
Online engine conversation from the Stationary Engine List
12/1/2004 12:00:00 AM
Online engine conversation from SmokStak.com
11/1/2004 12:00:00 AM
Fuller & Johnson, Witte diesels, Lauson and Northwestern
10/1/2004 12:00:00 AM
Rod and piston assembly, Sharpies, Maytag fuel mixture, spray cart and Easy Engine
10/1/2004 12:00:00 AM
Online conversations from SmokStak.com
10/1/2000 12:00:00 AM
The Stationary Engine Mailing List discusses alternatives to babbitt when repairing bearings.