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Nelson Bros. Which model?

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Old 01-05-2005, 01:54:01 PM
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Hey Guys.

I stumbled across this engine picture from the NC "High Country Crank Up" page and am trying to identify it. The caption listed it as a Nelson Brothers engine, but I can't seem to find any other information on it other than that one picture. I really like this engine because it looks like a little Maytag but has little rocker arms and valves and other interesting moving parts that you can just sit and marvel at. Anybody know anything about these and/or where I might be able to find one? Thanks!

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Here is a picture of a tag on one...I don't have much other info. GEM did have an article on them in the past year or three.

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These came in HA,HB and XB models from what I have seen, and I have seen a number of them tagged as Sattleys with a model BW for sure and no doubt others.
They are pretty neat on the inside also with a fuel pump, oil pump, and both mechanicaly actuated valves with one lobe on the cam! and a flyweight govenor on the crank.
I have an HB and always bring a Maytag to show next to it because people always say "hey look at that wierd little Maytag" and then I can point out the differences.
The GEM article refered to is in June 2003 and that's where I got most of what I know.

Good Luck finding one and a Happy New Year
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