| November/December 1982

  • Crank portable engine

    Calvin Whitaker

  • Crank portable engine

Worcester, New York 12197

Here is 'Old Abe' keeping a watchful eye over his old work warriors a Case 6 HP center crank portable engine and a Case 12 HP return flue center crank engine. Photo courtesy of Calvin Whitaker, R.R. #1, Box 14, Pendleton, Indiana.

A couple of years ago, in the deep, dark center of Pennsylvania, I spied a tractor that I needed, in the far back corner of a quonset hut.

Now, the tractor just happened to belong to a man named Aaron Heisey, and he was infected with the same strain of 'ol' Iron Mania' as I am. Needless to say, acquiring that machine would be no easy task.

For the next couple of years, I enjoyed seeing the tractor at Penns Cave. Finally, Aaron and I came to terms, and I became the owner of his International Titan 10-20. Well, it proved out that ownership does not necessarily mean possession. You see, Aaron lives in Centre Hall, Pennsylvania, and I live in Worcester, New York. The distance between the two is about 400 hours on the Titan and several traffic tickets for scratching up the road, holding up traffic, and frightening the children.

For several weeks, I sat up here in the parsonage dreaming of a big handsome TITAN in the church barn and Aaron sat in Centre Hall, with my Titan.


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