Davis Family Antique Engine Collection.

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Associated Chore Boy 1-3/4 hp air cooled hit & miss engine.



Aermotor Company Chicago, Illinois

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Used mostly to run a jack & pump to pump water out of the ground at the base of a wind mill when there was no wind.

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(Creators Popcorn Engine)                                        (Kingery Steam Engine)


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Detroit Engine Works 2-1/ 2 hp single cylinder 2 cycle fuel injection 1908-1916.

My father found this engine in Lake Alfred Florida. The City of Lake Alfred used the engine to run a pump that pumped water up to the Cities water tower. The engine was manufactured in Detroit Michigan sometime between 1908 & 1915.  One of the first fuel injection engines made.  Sold new for $147.00 in (1908). Restoration by Heller Davis.


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Detroit Engine Works  3 hp single cylinder 2 cycle fuel injection 1908-1916.

I purchased this engine from a fellow collector at the Florida Flywheelers show. The photo on the far left is what the engine looked like when I purchased it.  As you can see the engine was not restored and missing most all the governor parts with exception of the fly weight. The governor parts were replaced and the engine is completely restored now. This is one of the very first fuel injection type engines. Injection system pressurized from the crank case.  The photo below is a close up of the top cap for the Peterson fuel reservoir on this engine. Engine restoration by John Davis & Heller Davis.

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Eclipse # 3  two horse power hit & miss manufactured by Fairbanks, Morse & Co. Beloit, Wisconsin 1934 to 1941. This engine was originally designed to be used on a pump jack for pumping water when there was no wind for the wind mills.  Also was used on other farm equipment. Above photos show it being used on a mixer.  The mixer could be used for cement, mortar, plaster, mueller, etc.. 


Owner: (Heller Davis)
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2hp Sparta Economy model CA


(Manufactured by Fairbanks Morse & Co. Beloit, Wisconsin.)

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(Fairbanks Morse 2hp)        (Fairbanks Morse 10hp)      


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YouTube Video's below.


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(Fairbanks Morse Z 6hp)


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Galloway 5 hp,  manufactured by the William Galloway Co. Waterloo, Iowa.  This particular engine has a round connecting rod which I believe was used on the early model Galloway's.  Above are the before and after restoration photos. Restoration by Heller Davis.


Owner: John Davis
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(Gilson 1-1/2hp, Trade name Johnny on the Spot.)
(Manufactured by Gilson Manufacturing Co. Port Washington, Wisconsin.)



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1933 John Deere 1.5 hp model E,  Owner: Heller Davis.




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Nelson Brothers 1-3/4hp, Manufactured by Nelson Bros Co. Saginaw, Michigan. The engine was sold by a (Jobbing house) called United Factories Co.  Cleveland, Ohio.  "Unito" was their trade mark name. The engines were sold with Unito embossed brass name tags and Unito painted on the hoppers. The photos above are before and after restoration. Restoration by (John Davis).


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Early model "P" 1-3/4hp Nelson Bros. little Jumbo.
Last photo finished restoration.  Owner: (Heller Davis).



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1910 International Victor 2hp manufactured by International Harvester Chicago, Illinois. When my father got this engine it was a basket case, everything was apart. As you can tell it has been re-assembled and completely restored. You don't see as many of the International Victor engines like this one, most are the Famous or the Titan type engines. Restoration by Heller Davis.


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(Maytag model #72)                                (Maytag model # 92)

These two engines were manufactured by the Maytag Co. Newton, Iowa. The engines were used to run Maytag washing machines to wash clothes.


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Myric Eclipse Hot tube air cooled natural gas engine.


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1904 Old's Engine Model 2A, 2-hp Manufactured by Olds Gasoline Engine Works Lansing, Michigan. This engine came from the factory mounted to this Meyers double action water well pump with 5 inch bore. Olds claimed that the pump was capable of throwing a stream 85 feet under a pressure of 100 PSI.  Restoration by Heller Davis.


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Peerless 3hp manufactured by the Peerless Motor Co. Lansing, Michigan.  First produced in (1908) the engine was called the "Butcher Boy" used in some meat markets to run their saw's. The tank above the cylinder held water to keep the engine cool. That's my father  Heller Davis in the photo, he did the restoration on this engine.



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Petter Junior (Little Pet) 1.5 hp early series 1,  S/N 1063. I purchased this engine from a engine collector-seller at one of our shows here in Florida.   He acquired the engine from a farmer in Orms Town Quebec, Canada. According to the records from the Petter factory there were originally 300 of this style engine produced. Serial numbers 1000 through 1300.  Due to problems with the engine at least 70 were known to be returned to the factory by customers for refund. There are around 10 of these engine known to exist at this time most of them are located in England or Australia. Restoration is currently in progress, below are some update photo's. New white metal bronze bushings for the mains, Added seals to the mains, New piston rings, New wrist pin,  New Jet nozzle on the carburetor, New check ball & screw on carburetor, New inner return tube on carburetor  reservoir, New diaphragm for fuel pump.

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Finished Painting and most of the assembling June-3rd-2006. Still need to reproduce
pressure feed rectangular oiler that mounts on the side of the water hopper.
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2.875 Bore                                     Updated Dec-28-2009


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Witte 2hp manufactured by Witte Engine Works Kansas City, Missouri. Restoration by Heller Davis.

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  Witte 3hp manufactured by Witte Engine Works Kansas City, Missouri. Restoration by Heller Davis.

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Titan 1-hp manufactured by International Harvester Co.  Between 1911 and 1917.

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(Home Built Engines) These two engines were machined and manufactured by my father (Heller Davis).  (Left horizontal engine) The crank case & base were cast from aluminum using a furnace and sand molds. All the other pieces & parts of this engine were either machined from raw stock or came from other parts engines and modified to work.  (Right vertical engine) This engine was made from a vertical Air compressor and uses side shaft gears from a Voltswagon automobile distributor.


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Waterloo contract engine 1-1/2 or 2 hp hit & miss.

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