Gas Engines

The hobby of collecting antique engines, past and present.

The Colorful History of Oliver Tractors

By Robert N. Pripps

Launch of the Model 70 inspired contests where farmers “voted” for their favorite tractor color scheme.

Rare and Early: Casey Jones, Dazzle Patch and Downes' Special

By Bill Vossler

Wisconsin collector counts three rare engines at the heart of his collection.

How Diesel Changed Farming

By Robert N. Pripps

Check out how the invention of the diesel internal combustion engine irrevocably changed how we farm today.

Variety is the Spice of Life

Story by Bill Vossler


Minnesota collector’s happy farmer tractor and Emerson-Brantingham engine make unusual show displays.


Old Iron and Ice Cream

Story by Sara Jordan-Heintz

Follow along as the Wall’s detail and show off their one of a kind 1928 John Deere engine that’s been transformed into an ice cream freezer.

Brotherly Love for Antique Engines

Story by Bill Vossler

When Maynard Mau, became interested in antique stationary gas engines, it never occurred to him that his brother, Michael, might follow his lead.

Testing the Waters with Marine Engines

Story by Bill Vossler

With marine engines, farm equipment manufacturers made the leap from the moldboard to the outboard.

How Old is This Associated Engine?

Submitted by Harry Bartosch

A reader comes to us and the community for assistance in identifying the age of his Associated engine.


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