1923 Case Engine Restored

Retiree, Harold Stark, helps restore Noel Ertel's 65 HP Case engine No. 35637.


| January/February 1986


3215 S. Meridian St. Indianapolis, Indiana 46217

The following story describes the restoration of the Case engine pictured on the lower half of the back cover. ED.

This Gaar-Scott 18 HP double cylinder engine #15110 was built in 1915 in Richmond, Indiana. Owner is Noel Ertel of R.R., Metamora, Indiana, who regularly shows it at Darke County (Greenville, Ohio) and Pioneer Engineers Club (Rushville, Indiana) shows.

Photo was submitted by Harold I. Stark, 3215 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis, Indiana 46217. Stark tells the story of the restoration of another of Mr. Ertel's engines.

Six steam engines taken at the 4th annual Platte Valley Machinery and Antique Association Show in Kearney, Nebraska last June. The photo was sent by Bob Matheny, who provided the description of engines in the lineup:

The Noel Ertel's 65 HP Case engine #35637, with Harold Stark aboard. See article in this issue for Stark's account of the restoration of this engine. Ertel lives in Metamora, Indiana.