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Old 04-30-2005, 06:34:55 PM
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I was going through a 1910 Gas Power Magazine and realized that there are many engines I've never heard of or seen at shows. Are these engines gone like the dinosaurs, or have I not been to enough shows? Some shown in the magazine.......

Michigan Engine, National Engineer Co., Saginaw, MI

Sherman & Smith Co., Independance, IA

The Havana, Havana, IL

Kalamazoo, Burtt, Mfg., Kalamazoo, MI

Heer Engine Co. (Double Cyl opposed) Portsmouth, OH

The Angola, Angola, IN

Steiner, Dayton, OH

Shelby, Shelbyville, IN

Beilfuss Motor (Double Cyl opposed)

Badger, Milwaukee, WI

Strang Engine Co., Harvey, IL

Moore Plow & Implement, Co., Greenville, MI

Photos of the Moore & Kalamazoo engines attached.
Anyone ever heard of these engines?
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Old 04-30-2005, 07:24:59 PM
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Default Re: Extinct Engines?

Sherman Smith is one of the companies absorbed to create the Associated Mfr's Co. in Waterloo, IA. There are a few of these enignes around. I have started a new page on my web site dedicated to the early history of the Associated company, which I already have to up date due to recently found info. Check it out here

http://www.oldengine.org/members/smi...atedpage16.htm
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Default Re: Extinct Engines?

I'm sure there are examples of almost all the engines you listed still around.
The only one I'm not sure of is the Strang, but there may be one or two of those still alive.
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Default Re: Extinct Engines?

I have heard of the havana and a badger...I thought some one here pulled out a havana engine a while ago...check the archives

Mac Leod--- like the picks you posted (post a few more maybe?)
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I sure would like to have one of the Kalamazoo's I wonder how the self draining feature worked? With my luck it would drain itself while running? BobRR
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Default Re: Extinct Engines?

I have seen and in some cases owned several of the engines you mention. While all are "rare", the Badger would be the most "common". Probably several hundred examples still around. The Strang is the only one that I haven't seen. But, if I saw a photo of one I may recognize it. Several of the labels the engines were sold under were jobber, supply house, etc. names.
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I'd always recommend checking out Don Siefker's website with the photos he has posted; some nice uncommon engines on there, including the Moore Sure-Cool & Havana engines you mentioned.
http://www.oldengine.org/members/sie...e-index-a.html

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There are Heer engines out there.
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Default Re: Extinct Engines?

I looked through my files and found pictures of all the mentioned engines except for the Beilfuss Motor and the Strang. Some I have lots of pictures of and others only one so there is a varying degree of rarity
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Andrew, Thanks for the link to Don Siefker's website. I added it to my
favorite list. Many neat engines there!
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There are Heer tractors out there too!
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The feature engine at the Rushville, IN show this year is going to be a 2hp National Engineering Co. pump engine.
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Okay, "Note to self: Go to more engine shows this summer to see these rare engines that are still out there!" P.S.- bring camera!
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Old 05-09-2005, 09:03:19 AM
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I have a SAMSCO type S 3 HP engine I want to get running.
I can find no information on this engine and would appreciate a photo of the governor on one of these engines. If anyone can help, please let me know.
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