William's Blog...with a smile!


He's got one and I am a bit jealous...

Yes, I am jealous.  I grew up using one of  these.

It was a staple for many a farmer in our small community.

My step-son found this nice intermediate gas/kerosene engine.

It was used back in the time to run various small equipment. 

What will he do with it now...Start it up and listen to the sweet music.

I am jealous!

Comment balloon 7 commentsWilliam Feela • August 30 2015 05:36PM


I can understand why you would be attached to that thing, William.  Several years ago, I was on my way to the California Coast, when I came across an old Steam Monkey used during prior eras in the lumbering industry.  I just stood and looked at that thing with fascination for the longest time.

Here's a picture of it in a blog I wrote back in May 2009: http://activerain.com/blogsview/1087885/what-is-it-huh-

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 5 years ago

William - wow, what seems to some a piece of rusty junk, holds sweet memories for others. And, probably, not that much memories of this engine, but memories of living back then...

It is looking back and feeling the smoke from the chimney of our days in the past

Posted by Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices (Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408) over 5 years ago


Your right everyone needs to have one.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 5 years ago

Early generator power, but where are the belts?

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 ) over 5 years ago

Do you think, he is going to fix it? It might be quite expensive. I'd clean it up and use  as a conversation piece.

Posted by Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA (Barcode Properties) over 5 years ago

Every once in a while I come across one of these old classics, next time I will give them your number.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) over 5 years ago

Bill, we had several sizes on the farm that we used a lot...from pumping water to elevators and more.

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 over 5 years ago