Accidental Hobbyist Acquires Antique Gas Engine Collection

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

Ice Cream
This sign at the Butterfield show invites show visitors to write “ice cream” in their native tongue. The muffler on the Hercules engine was replaced with a quieter one from a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. The stand came from David’s grandmother’s New Home sewing machine. 
Photo Courtesy David Harder