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30/1/15 Ruston Decals Q. I am restoring a
Ruston-Hornsby and a Fairbanks-Morse engine, both of which came out
of elevators here in Western Canada. J would like to find decals
for both. Can anyone provide this information? Also, would it be
possible to compile a listing of decal suppliers? Peter Kaake, Box
338, Cabri, SASK SON OJ0 Canada.
A. Ruston decals used to be available from Ray
Hooley in England, but we don't have his current address, or
whether he still has them. Can someone provide this information?
Also, the F-M engine didn't, at least to our knowledge, have
The supplies, decals, and equipment listing is an excellent
idea, and in fact, we're planning to incorporate this in
formation into the next edition of Wendel's Notebook.
30/1/16 Aluminum License Plates Q. Can anyone
tell me the company that made aluminum license plates with engines
on them? They advertised in GEM some years ago, and I would like to
order more of these. Any information will be appreciated. James
Caplinger, 493 Murray Hwy, Benton, KY 42025.
30/1/17 Lauson-Built Engine Q. I would like
some information on a Lauson-built engine that was sold by
Montgomery Ward. It is a Model 93LC5130E, s/n 83322, and Cat. No.
87-5130; 2300 rpm, and 5/8 HP. Can anyone provide the correct
color, when it was made, or other information? John M. Edgerton,
603 Loon Lake Rd., Bigfork, MT59911.
29/9/20 Woodin & Little In response, Woodin
& Little did not manufacture engines, but were jobbers who sold
engines which were manufactured by other companies and attached a
tag with their name and address on the base of the engine on the
magneto side. I have a Waterloo Boy engine (1911) and have had
several Hercules engine of the 1920s that had Woodin & Little
tags. Apparently Woodin & Little sold engines during that time
You state that your engine has a tag with 7EK and the s/n. This
is an engine made by Hercules Engine Co., Evansville, Indiana in
1921. The 'E' denotes the model (made from 1914 to 1921),
and the 'K' denotes that this is a kerosene engine and is
The proper color for your engine should be PPG 43822 green or
DuPont 7666 Green. The engine should have red pin striping. Carl
Mehr, 125513 Elnora Dr., Penn Valley, CA 95946.
A Closing Word
We didn't get a lot of mail this month, so we're
including some additional trademarks that might be of interest. No.
1 is for the famous Farm Implement News. This was the first journal
to gain real status among the farm implement dealers. Until they
sold out in the 1950s, this was the magazine to have, not to the
exclusion of all others, but certainly at the top of the heap.
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