'I have questions about three engines. 1) A Simplicity
gasoline engine made by the Turner Mfg. Co., Port Washington,
Wisconsin. It's a hopper-cooled 7 HP #C2534. Would like to know
the color striping and year.
'2) The Waterloo Gasoline Engine Co., Waterloo, Iowa, 2 HP,
#145952, last pat. date Aug. 6, 1907 sold by P. J. Downes Co.,
Minneapolis, Minnesota. What happened to the Downes Co.? What year
would this engine be? Would like to know the color and striping
also. Is there any difference between this engine and the ones sold
by Waterloo in Iowa of the same year?
'3) Same questions on a 1 HP hopper-cooled 1 cylinder
Dempster made in Beatrice, Nebraska, Class 1K #9525. The name
isn't cast on the side of the water hopper on this
KENNIS K. SCHLUCHTING, Rosalie, Nebraska 68055 writes: 'I
have recently purchased an engine on which the plate reads The
Rayner Field mfg. by The Field-Brundage Co. Jackson, Mich. USA HP 2
No. 3356 Speed 550 RPM. This engine is very unlike any
Field-Brundage engine I've ever seen. It has a long undermount
rocker arm for the exhaust valve like a New Holland. As this engine
is incomplete, I need to correspond with someone who has one or
literature so I know what I am looking for. Hope someone can help
'I am the owner of a 6 HP Alamo horizontal, hit and miss
engine and need the help of your Smoke Ring readers,' says
MARVIN E. RUEBUSH, RR 5, Box 187C, Staunton, Virginia 24401. Phone
'I am missing the carb and fuel pump for this engine. I
understand that the parts from a 3-7 HP Rock Island, Empire or
Alamo will fit. I have advertised several times for these parts in
the Want Ad section but so far have been unable to locate them.
Now, as a last resort I am requesting that some engine man out
there let me use his carb and fuel pump so that I can have parts
recast. I am willing to pay any reasonable price for this service
and hope that with your help I will be able to get this engine
Some short letters that need answers and a lot of help are
CHARLES FOLAND, RR3, Box 22, Grant City, Missouri 64456 needs
information on a vertical Maytag like the one shown on Nov-Dec
GEM page 29. He would also appreciate diagrams.-R.
GEIKEN, 209 W. 9th Street, Hastings, Minnesota 55033 is currently
working on an old spoked-wheel Sattley. S/N on each end of the
crankshaft 10653 and would like to know what year it is.TED SHULTZ,
4125 Cleveland, Lincoln, Nebraska 68504 would like to get
information on a water hopper type Root & Vandervoort engine.
He would like any infor. including history, color, striping if any.
He owns several but knows nothing about them.ROY WHITLEY, 3312
Ellis Road, Rockford, Illinois 61103 would like to know if someone
has a red E power cultivator Model 9300 made by Pioneer Mfg. Co
Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Also a red E Model 7953. Would like to know
the year made and any other data.RAY GRAGE, Route 1, Remsen, Iowa
51050 is a collector of Massey-Harris tractors. He can't find
anyone who makes decals for them and thought someone in
GEM family might know where he could find them.
Ray would appreciate hearing from other collectors of M-H
tractors.JAMES A. HERRMAN, RR2, Box 68, Manito, Illinois 61546
wants to thank everyone who answered his letter. The response was
overwhelming and offered encouragement and help. J. ROGER KILTON,
SR., Kilton Road, West Canaan, New Hampshire 03741 wants to know if
anyone knows of a Great Western gas engine mfg. by Smith Mfg. Co.
It is a 5 HP upright. He would appreciate hearing from you.