Upright Maytag, Bates & Edmonds, Stickney, New Holland and Doak
Letters & Miscellanies
Enclosed is a photocopy of a postcard I obtained in a box of stuff from an auction. I'd like some help getting information on this equipment.
Harry Hansen 2661 180th St. Nemaha, IA 50567-7509
I am writing this letter on behalf of Frank King of Oklahoma City, Okla., who made the first upright Maytag I have seen. The enclosed photo, dated March 1992, shows that it looks almost original. The exhaust as shown, amplifies the noise and gets your attention. Note also it runs on the original mixer.
King showed his upright Maytag several times in the early 1990s. He said he showed the engine at the Bald Knob Show in Arkansas (year unknown), maybe Mr. Kelley saw King's Maytag at the show.
N.G. Wood 10300 E. State Highway 9 Norman, OK 73026
Bates & Edmonds to Lindsay
Re: The discussion on Bates & Edmonds versus Blakeslee: The photo of the Bates & Edmonds is fairly convincing, and other styles of Bates & Edmonds engines have been found near us. The nametag on the Blakeslee sticks out enough so it would be visible - if it were a Blakeslee. We do have another shot of the rig in the winter with the frame mounted on sleds, but the engine is not shown very clearly.
I was interested to see the Lindsay compressor in the September 2004 issue. For many years, I used a Lindsay compressor, which had a Wisconsin engine, as I recall. I bought it new from Truman's (TP in Camfield, Ohio). The engine and compressor had a common cast crankcase. It was manufactured in Deerfield, N.H. Lindsay's slogan was, 'Give 'em air.' A friend still uses an outfit made by Lindsay from a Ford V8 engine - four-cylinders for power and four for the compressor. (I don't like e-mail addresses - where does Bob Naske come from?)
Bob Weis Cricket Hill Farm P.O. Box 1032 Dublin, NH 03444
The Stickney collectors article in the GEM September 2004 was missing one model! Enclosed are photos of a Stickney Jr. The Charles Stickney Co. in St. Paul, Minn., built these in 1902 and 1903. This is the only engine designed with only one valve into the main cylinder with a 5-inch bore, 8-inch stroke and 3 HP. Sears, Roebuck & Co. sold these engines called Harvard.
I have accumulated information over the past years, and if you are interested, I would mail it to you.
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