Antique Engines and Old Iron
[Home] - [HELP] - [Forums] - [Articles] - [Photo Gallery] - [Groups] - [Chat] - [Classified Ads] - [Subscribe] - [Links] - [Books] - [Sponsors] - [eBay Tools]

Go Back   SmokStak > SmokStak® Antique Engine Community > Antique Gas Engine Discussion
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Notices

Antique Gas Engine Discussion Meet collectors of hit and miss engines, ask questions about collecting, restoring and showing antique flywheel engines.

Antique Gas Engine Discussion

Fairbanks Morris and Stover


this thread has 5 replies and has been viewed 2013 times

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-26-2005, 05:54:06 PM
Railroader Railroader is offline
Registered-I
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Millbury, Ohio USA
Posts: 15
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 1 Post
Default Fairbanks Morris and Stover

Hi,

I just bought these two hit and miss engines, today. I wonder if anyone can tell me how old they are, and any other information that would help me.

The serial number on the Fairbanks Z is 347493, stamped on top of the hopper; The serial number on the Stover is TD2417785R.

Thank you.

Allen
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 05-26-2005, 07:41:09 PM
Dick Hamilton Dick Hamilton is offline
Registered-III
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Hammondsport, New York USA
Posts: 244
Thanks: 309
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Default Re: Fairbanks Morris and Stover

Fairbanks-Morse - 1914 Stover - 1937 I got these dates from Wendel's Notebook. I hope they are right. Dick in the beautiful Finger Lake Region of NY.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-26-2005, 08:34:35 PM
Doug Kimball's Avatar
Doug Kimball Doug Kimball is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Kennebunk, Maine, USA
Posts: 3,337
Thanks: 1,524
Thanked 2,541 Times in 1,140 Posts
Images: 76
Default Re: Fairbanks Morris and Stover

My Wendel's notebook has Fairbanks-Morse as 1918 & it only goes to six digits on Stovers.... if first six digits are used 1937 is correct.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-26-2005, 10:21:16 PM
Jim Scott
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Fairbanks Morris and Stover

where can a person get one of these wendel notebooks?thanks jim
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-27-2005, 12:48:53 AM
Chuck Moss's Avatar
Chuck Moss Chuck Moss is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Hawaii USA
Posts: 196
Thanks: 27
Thanked 109 Times in 70 Posts
Default Re: Fairbanks Morris and Stover

On the Stover, I suggest that you take a good look at the last digit you have identified as a 5, but before the R. I'll take a guess that it is really a S, making a suffix of SR, which stood for Sears Roebuck, for which Stover made quite a few engines in the 30's. That would put it back into the six digit range & early 1937 as already posted to you.

Can you post some pictures, which will help ID the the model. Flywheel diameter?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-27-2005, 11:32:47 AM
BobRR BobRR is offline
Registered-III
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA
Posts: 3,081
Thanks: 8,171
Thanked 1,305 Times in 875 Posts
Default Re: Fairbanks Morris and Stover

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim Scott
where can a person get one of these wendel notebooks?thanks jim
If they are still printing? Harry used to have them in his book store. BobRR
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

F o r u m Jump

Similar Threads Chosen at Random
Thread Thread Starter F o r u m Replies Last Post
fairbanks morris mil gen lreamey Generators & Motors General Discussion 1 04-10-2007 09:24:14 PM
fairbanks morris generator Don Willis Generators & Motors General Discussion 1 07-04-2003 06:57:22 AM
100 YEARS OF FAIRBANKS MORRIS allen lapage Antique Engine Archives 2 05-28-2002 08:36:42 PM
Fairbanks-Morris (MORSE) Harry Antique Engine Archives 10 02-19-2001 03:57:00 AM


Use "Ctrl" mouse wheel to change screen size.
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:28:15 AM.

Smokstak and Enginads site search!


All use is subject to our TERMS OF SERVICE
SMOKSTAK® is a Registered Trade Mark - A Community of Antique Engine Enthusiasts
Copyright © 2000 - 2016 by Harry Matthews P.O. Box 5612 - Sarasota, FL 34277