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Waterloos Are Wunderbar!


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Old 11-21-2018, 10:11:34 PM
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Would you be able to take lots of pics of the tank mountings for the forward tanks?

Looking to install on my engine .

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Old 02-02-2019, 12:36:03 PM
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Here’s an early ad from 1864 for Mr Jacob Bricker’s steam engines, also an ad from the same gazette for Henry Brickers steam sawmill at nearby Roseville. I wonder if this was one of Jacob Brickers early Engines? ... It’s really something to know the results of this business is still involved in steam ... interesting note ( to me) Jacob Bricker was descended from the original Jacob Bricker that immigrated to Pennsylvania from Switzerland, this Jacob brought the Bricker name to North America. He left Switzerland with his friend Hans Huber who changed his name into Hoover once reaching North America helping to bring the Hoover name to America. History is cool...
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Thanks for posting that. Is this from a collection? It looks like a 65 Case and a 16 Aultman Taylor are up for bid from the same location.

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Old 02-03-2019, 01:30:54 AM
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Thanks for posting that. Is this from a collection? It looks like a 65 Case and a 16 Aultman Taylor are up for bid from the same location.

Will
This is from the Howard Grabhorn Collection of Beaverton, Oregon. There are 8 steam tractors and other steam and gas stuff. Almost all of the boilers are in great shape and the others don't need much. I have been involved in cleaning the engines out, thoroughly inspecting them, and preparing them for sale. We are also planning to fire up a few for demonstrations.

If the Mods don't mind, I can post more information but I don't want to cross any boundaries about advertising and such. Otherwise, everyone can feel free to contact me and I can answer questions or direct you to the appropriate source. It's an impressive collection that I have greatly enjoyed being able to dig through and tinker around with.
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Thanks for that info, Ryan. Looks like a great collection, it'll be interesting to see what they go for.

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Old 02-11-2019, 03:57:28 AM
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Just thought I'd let folks know that the auction with the Waterloo has been updated with more information. Basic UT scans have been done on all the tractors and reports have been attached to each engine's page. The Waterloo seems to be reasonably healthy. As like before, I can answer questions or clarify UT results for anyone that's curious. Hope that helps you guys!
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My anti-virus does not like the auction site. What are the details?
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My anti-virus does not like the auction site. What are the details?

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Old 03-01-2019, 04:11:14 PM
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Don't worry yourself. A friend sent me the results.
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Old 03-01-2019, 07:00:29 PM
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Wow, that engine sold for quite a high price! Looks like I made a good investment!
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Old 03-04-2019, 04:10:55 PM
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For Jeff Dudgeon,
From your post on the auction site, here are views of the gear oiler. I think one can see the oil tube going through the shielding above the bull pinion.
It also shows what looks like extended turn handles below the tank so the operator can reach.
Waterloo made two sizes of rear mounted ploughing engines but these big side-mounted 25s were well beefed up for ploughing.
Waterloo made a 30 horsepower side mount. If anyone has data on it, could they please post it here? Thanx.
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Old 03-05-2019, 02:15:07 PM
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That tank must have been a option on the 25hp Waterloo engine as others i have seen do not have that tank eg... Houston's,Andrew W's must have been used more in heavy soil and plowing jobs?.I cant see why you would want to do heavy plowing with a side mount engine in the first place even at 25 hp
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Some interesting discussion on this gear oiler. Always great to learn more! Now to add to this mess, it may not be very significant, but it just so happens that the 25hp with the oiler being discussed was never used as a plow engine. It was a belt engine for it's entire life. Bit of a twist isn't it? The cleats, gearing, and all the running gear have virtually no wear at all. The gears aren't even broken in. The oil tank must not have been an option, it must have been standard furnishing because I don't see why else this engine would have had it.
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Old 03-05-2019, 07:31:41 PM
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Ryan,
Is there a serial number for that 25 which just sold? Some of those were made fairly late, so probably missed the ploughing days. Did you buy it?
Many companies built side mount engines for ploughing. Sawyer & Massey, American-Abell, Robert Bell, and Waterloo among others. They beefed up the hitches to take some of the strain off the boiler plates, and used double plating. I don't know whether there was any feedback to suggest whether any damage was done to the boiler plates when ploughing. All the companies made rear mount engines, but may not have sold many. Prairie breaker ploughing did not last that long.
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Old 03-05-2019, 11:38:57 PM
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I'm not 100% sure it's the serial, but the boiler was stamped #1496. It would have been fun to buy it but I'm just a poor student. I tried egging a friend on into buying it but he called it ugly! Can't blame him there , it's a bit of a mutt...

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Ryan,
If that is the serial number, it suggests that engine was built in mid-1915.
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Thank you for the info on the tank. I guess that I have never noticed them in that location before. Great discussion on the subject, and the subject of breaking ground.
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If Mr Webb looks at the first picture in post 193 you will see how Waterloo hung the water tank bracket from the intermediate gear. If I recall, the 25 has part of the bracket there, and was torched off.
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