From 1878 through 1914, Gaar-Scott Offered an Impressive Array of Engines
The 1896 yearly catalog featured this beautiful colored illustration of a Class F engine on the cover.
Photo from the Reynolds Museum collection
A later Class E coal- and wood-burning engine threshing.
A Class E straw-burning engine threshing – this was Gaar-Scott's first class of straw-burning engines, introduced sometime in the 1880s.
From Gaar-Scott's 1905 yearly catalog, the caption on this photo reads, “One of the first traction engines from our works, and still in good operating condition.” Gaar-Scott prided themselves on the longevity of their engines and made various references in their catalogs to engines that had been running for 20 to 30 years. This engine was horse-guided and used wooden wheels on the front and back.
A Class G engine threshing.
A Class H engine illustration from a 1912 parts catalog – notice the cylinder mounted towards the front of the boiler and water tank on the operator's platform – both departures from Gaar-Scott's standard features.
A Class P, firebox-style return-flue engine at work on the belt.
By the early 1880s, Gaar-Scott engines had this appearance with steel wheels, hand-steering and large balloon smokestack. Though Gaar-Scott engines were hand steered by this time, they still furnished as late as 1885 a tongue for horse steering if the operator desired.
Photo from the Robert T. Rhode collection
A section view of Gaar-Scott's firebox-style return-flue boiler. (Photo from the Robert Holp collection.)
A section view of Gaar-Scott's Cornish return- flue engine used in Class E, K and L straw-burning engines. (Photo from the Reynolds Museum collection.)
Single Cylinder Coal and Wood Burning Engines
A Class S single-cylinder engine with standard gearing and threshing outfit ready to move to the next set.
An example of Gaar-Scott's Big 40 HP (rated 33 HP in Canada) engine threshing in Alberta, Canada, in the teens.
A genuine straw-burning engine. From the straw rack it is apparent what the engine's source of fuel was.
A colored postcard sent from Gaar-Scott advertising their new 25 HP double rear-mount engine. They called this particular size and style a “Montana Special."
This beautiful color illustration of the Class DY engine with plowing gear features was on the inside back cover of the 1911 catalog.
1912 catalog cut of Class SR single-cylinder rear-mount 20 HP engine. This is the last style of traction engine introduced by Gaar-Scott.
1911 Catalog cut of a Class S side gear engine with plowing attachments.