Sunday, December 23, 2007

Minnetonna Home Buttermaker

This is a butter churn from my collection. I hope to exhibit this at a show next summer. I may power it with a Maytag twin. I am not currently wanting to sell it. It is in very good condition, it just needs minor touching up. It is set up for a hand crank as well as engine power. But I think your arm would get tired before the butter was done. I like to have something for my engines to power to show people what the were used for.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Bedford gas engine

This is an engine from my collection. I bought it at Portland swap meet a few years ago. The tag reads Bedford Model 1500 Indiana Limestone Co. Bedford Indiana. It resembles a model 700 Clinton but there are a few differences. I have'nt had it running because the ignition points are missing. I am planning to keep this engine and would like more info.