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A. The engine was made in 1926. The color is
Adirondack Green, comparable to DuPont 84155 or Ditzler 40496
34/12/13 Unidentified Engine
Wilfred Ronellenfitch, 53070 Bell Ave., Kenai, AK 99611 sends
several photos of an unidentified engine. It has no nameplate and
no casting numbers. It appears to have been painted blue, and is
not in American Gas Engines. Can anyone be of help in identifying
34/12/14 Hot Weather Beverages
In response to a query about old-fashioned summer refreshers
(October GEM) Coles Roberts, New Jersey Museum of Agriculture, PO
Box 7788, N. Brunswick, NJ 08902-7788 writes that there was one
called 'Switchell' and it consisted of one third each of
vinegar, molasses (or honey) and water.
34/12/15 R & V engine
Steven R. Dawes, 1031 Division Road E., Fort Shaw, MT 59443
needs information on an R & V Type D Triumph Line engine, s/n
CL43734, 4 HP, 400 rpm. It has a 4? inch bore. Please contact him
if you can be of help.
34/12/16 Novo Engine Q. I have a Novo engine,
Model R U58A, s/n 14867- Would like to know when it was built,
rated horsepower, and correct paint color. Patrick Nyre, 45 Symonds
Rd./, Hillsboro, NH 03244.
A. Your engine was built in 1925; it was rated
at 7 to 9 horsepower. We are not sure of the correct color for this
model. Can anyone be of help?
A Closing Word
With this issue we close out 34 years of Gas Engine Magazine,
and beginning next month we open with our 35th Anniversary Issue.
Ye olde Reflector is one of those persons who has received every
single issue of GEM since the late Elmer Ritzman founded
the magazine. In fact, we would suppose it was at the constant
urging of people like myself, that GEM had its birth. In
the mid 1960s gas engine collecting was really in its infancy, and
there are many of us who must humbly confess that we stumbled over
those 1? HP John Deere engines for $5 or even a rare Maytag
model for a couple of dollars. It was fairly easy to buy a magneto
for five bucks or less . . . sometimes a whole box of magnetos
and/or parts would fetch $5 or less at an auction. This writer once
bought out the magneto department of a defunct repair shop; parts,
equipment, a heavy press, and all for $ 150. We sold NOS magneto
parts for five years! Things have changed since then!