Accidental Hobbyist Acquires Antique Gas Engine Collection

David Harder’s antique gas engine collection evolved by chance.

David Harder's Hercules 3 HP Engine
This 1923 Hercules 3 hp engine was found burned beyond recognition in a California pasture. Now restored, it is used to power ice cream freezers at the Butterfield (Minn.) Steam & Gas Engine Show. The engine was manufactured by Hercules Gas Engine Co., Evansville, Ind. 
Photo Courtesy David Harder