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Old 07-20-2005, 01:23:26 AM
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Hello, I am a new user and believe I have acquired an unusual engine. It is a White "Handy Andy" Gasoline Engine made by the Globe Iron Works Co. of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
It is a vertical engine with a tall water tank. I have read some of the archives and most postings indicate that the "Handy Andy" was made by Galloway and the White Iron Works was in Menomonee, Wisc.
Is this engine a completely different model or a cousin to these other companies models? Hope you can see the pics!
This engine has been restored and was running.

Dave Gustin
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Old 07-20-2005, 06:20:38 AM
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Dave,
You found a nice one! According to Wendel's yellow book, your engine was built prior to 1904. Globe moved to Menominee, Wisconsin in 1904 and your tag shows the company to be located in Minneapolis, Minnesota where they began engine production about in about 1900. There is no connection between your engine and the "Handy Andy" produced by Galloway in later years.

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Thanks Mike!
Thought this was the same company but was'nt sure if before or after Menominee.
We are not sure how this is operated as there is a wire running to a spark plug looking thing and it has a generator? that operates from the flywheel. Is this a "glow plug" type of action or is it really a spark plug?
I know I'm a "newbie" but hey if you do not ask you won't learn anything! The person who restored this engine and ran it at the Co. fairs passed away 5 years ago so now no one is sure how this engine operated.

Dave
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Thanks Mike!
Thought this was the same company but was'nt sure if before or after Menominee.
We are not sure how this is operated as there is a wire running to a spark plug looking thing and it has a generator? that operates from the flywheel. Is this a "glow plug" type of action or is it really a spark plug?
I know I'm a "newbie" but hey if you do not ask you won't learn anything! The person who restored this engine and ran it at the Co. fairs passed away 5 years ago so now no one is sure how this engine operated.

Dave
Dave:

My guess is that your ignition is a low-tension ignitor. I think that the "spark plug looking thing" is actually a spring loaded contact that strikes the head of the piston as it reaches top dead center. The contact with the piston (ground) shorts out the low voltage magneto or generator until the piston drops slightly off top dead center. At that time the circuit is un-shorted and a spark is produced.........Blam!

The thingy with the pointer on it is probably the fuel mixture adjustment. Counterclockwise richens the mixture and clockwise leans it out. Ease the adjustment toward counterclockwise to start the engine then turn it clockwise 'til it runs without smoking black.

Interesting engine! I like the way the exhaust goes through the cooling tank! If you get bored with it, I can send you my shipping address or come out to Montana to get it!

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Hi All.
I have bumped this post to coincide with Patrick Livingstone's post on the White Handy Andy recently re-discovered here in New Zealand. Please please please does anyone know of the whereabouts or current or past owners of this engine? Or any information pertaining to White engines of any and all types? Elden? Dave Gustin? or Junkologist?
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I am probably a bit late with this , i found it wile looking for some white engine info i had researched in the 80,s .
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Here's a video of a GLOBE built in Menomonie, Wi http://youtu.be/1DGOU1R34IU
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