For Immediate Release
April 21, 2009
Christian Williams, associate editor:, 785-274-4380
Brandy Ernzen, brand manager:, 785-274-4304

Inside the May issue of Gas Engine Magazine,
on newsstands April 28

GEM May09 cover 


The Tradition of Passing Down Engines  Mike Trotnic’s mentor passed down a 1906 2-1/2 HP hopper-cooled Foos and a 1900 2-1/2 HP tank-cooled Challenge, a tradition the Parsons, Kan., man plans to continue with his grandchildren. Page 20 

Making Sense of Briggs & Stratton Serial Numbers  Briggs & Stratton engines’ early records often don’t match the solid evidence, so Everett Hayden of Tucson, Ariz., asks collectors to contribute original serial numbers to a new database. Page 22 

A Bull Dog Gets Its Bark Back  In the final installment of a four-part series, Peter Rooke puts the finishing touches on his Bates & Edmonds Bull Dog, tests the engine and builds a cart to move it. Page 6

100 Years of Economy Engines  Economy engines, a line of simple machines for the common man, were produced by Sears, Roebuck & Co.’s gas engine division 100 years ago this year. It’s also been 95 years since the first Hercules-built Economy was produced. Page 14 

The World-Traveling Lister  Tom Jamboretz, St. Louis, Mo., tracks his 1929 2 HP Lister D’s travels from its assembly in England, through Asia, Canada and Michigan. Page 17

and more …

About Gas Engine Magazine  
Gas Engine Magazine ( is a bimonthly publication dedicated to the hobby of collecting antique stationary gas engines. Since 1966, collectors and restorers have turned to Gas Engine Magazine for information about specific models and companies, detailed restorations and event coverage, and to connect with other enthusiasts.

About Ogden Publications Inc.
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