WATERLOO BOY

P1080993

WATERLOO BOY

THIS STATIONARY MOTOR WOULD HAVE BEEN USwED TO DRIVE PUMPS, SAWS,GRISTERS,ETC.IN THE DAYS BEFORE ELECTRICITY.       THE MOTOR IS NOT RESTORED TO ORIGINAL CONDITION, HAVING THE WRONG CARBURETTOR AND IGNITION SYSTEM.

MANUFACTURED BEFORE THE DAYS OF MAGNETOS,THE IGNITION SYSTEM CONSISTED OF A SET OF “MAKE & BREAK”POINTS IN THE CYLINDER AND A SET OF STORAGE BATTERIES FOR THE CURRENT.

THE HISTORY OF THIS MOTOR IS NOT KNOWN OTHER THAN IT SPENT A LONG TIME IN KALGOORLIE.     I FOUND IT IN A BACK YARD IN ESPERANCE,DRIVING A SAW BENCH.   THE WATERLOO COMPANY WAS TAKEN OVER BY JOHN DEERE.      THIS LITTLE ENGINE IS 100 years OLD AND STILL GOING STRONG.

OWNER PETER BARR 2011