Maryland man and Galloway engine collector puts together serial number registry of the Galloway Company
John Cullom of Westminster, Md., brought his great-grandfather's 1926 Galloway saw rig to the Mason Dixson Historical Society's annual gas and steam show at the Carroll County Farm Museum in Westminster.
A 1915 4 hp engine made only briefly by Galloway before it was re-rated to 5 hp; a "Barn fresh" 2-1/4 hp late style Galloway dating to 1916, featuring original paint, pinstriping and decal.
A 1912 1/4 hp "Old Style." The gear reduction pulley on the left enabled the engine to be used to power a butter churn.
John Cullom showing enlarged reproductions of Galloway posters from his advertising literature collection, including "Galloway's Sizzling 1911 Announcement Extraordinaire." William Galloway, who established the Galloway company at Waterloo, Iowa, in 1906, used a watermelon in his advertising to emphasize the benefit of buying straight from his company, eliminating the middle man. In one of the posters, the Galloway company is described as "The House That Divides the Melon with its Farmer Friends."