|Richard D And All: Mystery 1905-08 70...
Post Number: 47
|Posted on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 01:49 pm: ||
Halvor Sageng invented(1905-8)a revolutionary farm Thresher, the first one self powered/propelled.
Too revolutionary, only 21 were built before bkptcy 1912. All long gone, the owners manual/brochure illus and desc the above mystery engine.
Pic and engine info is posted on the "Sageng Thresher Machine Engine" thread on the Lugs/Cleats/Tracks forum on smokstak--engine on post #3, engine desc on #12-14.
MY APOLOGIES FOR NEVER LEARNING TO LINK.
Additional comments, indicating this could've been a marine engine, are on the "1905-08 Tubular Con Rod, Adjustable" thread on the aaca general forum.
Could I impose upon you, and anyone curious, to eyeball the engine pic and engine info on the smokstak site to see if this was, in fact, an existing marine engine??
There is nothing--nothing--in Halvors bio's or the Threshing Machine Co's ads, trade paper articles, etc mentioning any kind of engine work, so it almost had to've been an existing engine. The brochure does state "our 70HP engine", but I doubt it was meant to imply Halvor or the Threhsing Machine Co design/built it.
It would seem extremely unlikely Halvor, already pushing a revolutionary design to conservative farmers, would power it with a new untried engine.
(Sigh) DYING OF CURIOUSITY!! Many thxx!! Bud
Post Number: 610
|Posted on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 10:26 am: ||
Allow me to assist. The thread is here:
Post Number: 48
|Posted on Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 02:03 pm: ||
I'm really disappointed--I was really hoping someone'd recognize this thing. It's some of the Sageng descendants who're trying to ID this.
When I read about the adjustable rod I thought it was a dream engine; then it appeared to have marine antecedents. Now it begins to look like a dream engine again.
It doesn't seem like there would've been that many m'f'r's capable of producing a 70HP gasoline inline 4cyl in 1905-08. Oh, well....