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80 HP Bessemer Air Plant at Coolspring Power Museum

Have something you'd like to share with your fellow Farm Collector or Gas Engine Magazine readers? Maybe it's a rescue/restoration story, antique tractor or gas engine review or helpful tip you've gleaned from experience. Whatever it is, we want you to write about it and send it in. Just email Online Editor Christian Williams with the subject line "Field Notes" and you might see ...

Paul Harvey

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An Appreciation for Aermotor

Steve Oswald of Wauzeka, Wisconsin, started working with gasoline engines at a tender age. “Being a farm boy, I was always around machinery, and I liked it,” he says. At age 8, he tore into a Briggs & Stratton 3hp engine, completely dismantling the engine and then reassembling it, returning it to running order. “I put it to good use on my bicycle,” he recalls. “I ...

Bill Vossler

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Who were Massey and Harris?

More than 200 years ago, a quiet revolution started to unfold. It began with the reaper replacing the man swinging a cradle scythe. Obed Hussey obtained the first patent for a reaping machine. Inventor Cyrus McCormick, who had not bothered with a patent up until that time, quickly filed his own, and the fight was on. As the original patents expired or could be circumvented, other ...


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