Associate Curator of Mechanical Science Los Angeles County Museum Exposition Park, Los Angeles 7, California
THE ARTICLE BY George Shepherd, curator of the Western Development Museum, on page 10 of the Nov.-Dec., 1955 ALBUM, was a real thrill. It certainly is gratifying to know that they are saving the old tractors and farm machinery and I hope they do not overlook the old internal combustion portable and stationary engines, which Rolland Buslaff pleads for on page 13 of the same number.
Between those in our museum collection and what I have saved myself over about 40 years, we have about 20 gas, gasoline and oil engines dating from before 1890 up to about 1920.
Enclosed is a picture of my Stickney Junior which is about the age of Mr. Buslaff's Fuller and Johnson. Unfortunately, most of the valve and governor gear is missing as is the hot tube ignition, though it also has make and break ignition. Perhaps some of your readers might be able to locate pictures, charts or a complete engine that would help in the research necessary for its restoration. Have been trying for many years to get the de-desired information.
Each new number of the ALBUM is always an added pleasure.