By the time august witte retired in 1886. August witte organized the witte iron works at kansas city in 1870.
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Witte engine works history. This image comes from a copy of a proof made for the 1923 catalog which featured 40 pages of witte engines and specifications plus a detailed examination of the companys manufacturing process. 1 box 28 a atkins ia 52206. Municipalities such as the town of newburgh and marlborough in the hudson valley of new york and printers such as the pulaski ny democrat publishing company the wesleyan methodist publishing association of syracuse ny and the thousand island sun of alexandria bay ny purchased advance engines.
1920s brochure witte engine works gas engines drag saws saw rigs witte engine works brochure ca 1920 11282010 1927 witte engine works price list witte price list no. 102 april 10 1927. Engine building part 3 installing and degreeing the cam 350 chevy small block duration.
This is the only known 30 hp witte to survive world war ii scrap metal drives. Engine production began in about 1894. In 1920 they madeor at least solda small circular sawmill.
The small bowl idle jet was stuck and the knob was missing but i freed it up and replaced the knob. Petes garage 159431 views. I started by salvaging the wooden skid frame and cleaning up the head and magneto.
The engine here a throttling governor type b of probably 5 hp was featured in a witte engine works catalog. A 1904 campaign button featuring presidential candidate alton b. If you have information to add to this entry please contact the site historian.
Here is the old witte as found in a disassembled condition. Parker and the witte company. This firm in 1870 by august witte.
As announced in the last issue of gem ownership of the witte engine records has now been transferred to midwest old threshers mt. August witte organized witte iron works at kansas city in 1870. Currently they are in the care and custody of ch.
Rare witte engine saved from a salvage yard. His son ed witte served his apprenticeship in the foundry as a brass moulder iron moulder machinist metallurgist and finally as a steam engine designer. A little bit about the history of the witte company.
His son ed witte served his apprenticeship in the foundry as a brass moulder iron moulder machinist metallurgist and finally as a steam engine designer. In its prime this circa 1915 witte 30 hp sideshaft portable gas engine was used to power a thresher. A brief history of the witte company.
Harrys old engine 1 witte 5 horsepower throttle governed farm engine.
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