Spalding’s Corner

article image

Last issues’ mystery engine was a bit of head
scratcher, with only Mike Rohrer, Smithsburg, Md., taking a stab at
its identity. We don’t have any information on the engine, so we
can’t verify who made it, or when. Mike writes:

“It looks like an early Frick engine. It is a center crank and
has a side water tank. The wheels are the only thing that throw me.
They do look like wheels Frick used on early plowing engines, but
Geiser used wheels something like that, too. Is it a Frick?”

We’d still like to hear from anyone who can confirm the engine’s
identity, but for providing the first – and only – answer, Mike
Rohrer gets a free copy of Prof. P.S. Rose’s Steam Engine
Guide.

This month’s mystery engine comes, as usual, courtesy of John
Spalding, 112 Carriage Place, Hendersonville, TN 37075
(genesis645@aol.com).

The field hands clustered around the engine almost obscure it,
but we’re certain one of our readers will identify its maker. As
ever, the first person to correctly identify the engine, by mail,
gets a free copy of Prof. P.S. Rose’s Steam Engine
Guide
.

Good steaming!

Farm Collector Magazine
Farm Collector Magazine
Dedicated to the Preservation of Vintage Farm Equipment