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1937 Caterpillar 22

 

 

Caterpillar 22 #1J 529 SP , gasoline version. Built 1937. There were 5,098 Caterpillar 22 “1J” tractors built in 1937, total production of the “1J” tractors 1937-1939 was only 5,157 tractors. Upon arrival in 2008, the engine ran good, had antifreeze in it, oil pressure was excellent, started easily, steering clutches and brakes and transmission all worked fine. I started the restoration 6 years ago by removing the clutch to replace the throw out bearing, machined the flywheel and added a starter ring gear, and replaced the clutch linings. Over the next 5 years I continued the restoration on this tractor. Today the engine, radiator assembly, and transmission final drive assembly are the only things that are still together with paint not removed.

This tractors working life was “Out West” possibly in Oklahoma. It has always been kept inside when not in use. The tractor was never used in rock or for timber work. There is no damage to the radiator guard. The paint remaining on the hood has Caterpillar stenciled on it. The leather starting crank strap is in excellent shape and the leather on the ends of the equalizer spring covers is still present. All parts are dent free and rust pitting is almost non existent. I found only slight rust in between areas where sheet metal overlapped. The bottom exterior of the fuel tank was pitted due to moisture being trapped in the felt which cushioned the tank. I glass beaded, filled the pitting, primed and re painted the tank. The interior of the main tank is clean and rust free. The interior of the small tank is not clean, it was never used.

The hood, fenders, toolbox, still have the original paint on them. The tracks are not pitted, have 10” shoes and the grousers are 1 1/2” high with no repairs. The sprockets are excellent with the flats on the teeth being a full 1/4”. The idler assemblies, and 2 track roller assemblies were like new and required only grease removal. The other 6 track roller assemblies (includes the shafts) were sent out for rebuilding back to like new. The Eismann model CM-4 magneto is like new and required no repairs. The carburetor is rebuilt and painted black. I ordered many new gaskets and have some new engine gaskets, for use when the restoration is completed. The main air cleaner assembly has been stripped of its paint and is totally rust free. The Donaldson pre cleaner has its original paint and decal on it. This tractor has the correct original ignition switch, gas caps, and radiator cap. All in like new condition. The Caterpillar hitch pin was still in the tool box. There is an original Cat 22 Operator’s Instruction Book, form 4313 dated 6-37and has 38 pages – soiled , and a TWENTY – TWO TRACTOR PARTS Catalog form 8629, revision published 1957 has 170 pages. This is also an original and is in excellent condition. The 1/16 scale die cast model is included with this sale.

I have sand blasted and primed the following parts: track frames, guards and shields, draw bar. I glass beaded primed and painted the following parts: gas tank, tank cradle, dash, seat assembly, throttle assembly, long and short equalizer spring. All paint used is RUST-OLEUM. The back seat cushion appears original, and the bottom cushion and arm rests were replaced at some time- all need recovered.

All bolts washers spacers etc are dived into different containers, and are in excellent condition. I have invested countless hours into this project. I have spent a lot of money to insure that this Caterpillar 22 would be, as always Scholl Engine Shop Quality. I have other priorities that are now ahead of this project and will sell this tractor- as is and located at Sugar Grove NC for the sum of $6,500.00. Loading of the entire tractor is not a problem. The tractors weight is close to 6,000 #.

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Rumely-Falk Dynamo

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Falk 3 HP volume governed sideshaft engine 1910-1912 or there after. This Falk engine tag reads: The Falk Co. Milwaukee Licensed under SECOR-HIGGINS System of Oil Combustion Kerosene Engines 1907  Engine # A 987 3 HP 560 RPM. Rumley started building Falk engines in 1912 and at some point before 1915 the engines were re named  Rumley / Falk. The engine is igniter fired, has a fuel pump, both valves are driven from cams on the side shaft, the governor is also on the sideshaft, cooled from the cooling tank and sitting on its original wood skid.

     The Dynamo is belt driven from the engines flywheel. It is also high quality with the bearings being lubricated by the oil contained in reservoirs located below the bearings.

      The original switch board is mounted on the sidewall of the trailer, beside this is an up to date fully fused electrical panel. The original panel reads: Rumely Automatic Switchboard   Pats. pending by the W. L. Co.  Size 1,500 / Volts 110 (DC)  Plant #150   Serial #2067  Rumely Products Co. Laporte Ind.

This Falk engine, cooling tank, dynamo, Rumely  switchboard and wooden skid were installed near the Chattahoochee river for home electrical power on an Omaha Georgia Cotton Plantation, some time around 1910.

 I had this Falk / Dynamo project ongoing at my shop for several years before completion in 2008. The decision was made to use up to date control equipment to make sure this power plant could be operated safely. The engine was restored  using a new fuel tank which is mounted in the engines base. Most of the lubricators are  Lunkenheimer. The original cooling tower was restored and a lid added. The cooling water does not have to be drained when traveling to and from shows during the summer months.

 To start the engine: see instructions in the photos. After the engine starts, the Dynamo is changed from starting to maintaining a proper charge level in the batteries and illuminates the ceiling lights in the trailer. The batteries are mounted in the floor with easy access from inside the trailer.

       The Homesteader “Hercules” trailer was last tagged in 2014 and was kept inside when not at shows. Interior measures 5′ 8″x 12′, overall length is 16′ and the trailer ball size is 2 5/16″. The doors are 6′, walls are paneled, tire size ST 205/75R15 with tandem torque flex axles, E-Z lube hubs and 4 wheel brakes + new spare tire and wheel. The estimated weight for this complete outfit is 2,280#. Weighed at our local quarry December, 2014.

SOLD

 

 

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Ashton Valve Company 8″ Chime Steam Whistle


Ashton Valve Company Boston, MASS.  #3942

8″ x 16 1/2″ with a 2″ Inlet 3 Chime Whistle

30″ Overall Height

Lever is 18 1/2″ Long

Weight is 85 Pounds

Bronze Construction w/ Steel Lever made by Scholl Engine Shop

This whistle is in very good original condition with most of the original patina.  This whistle with a built in valve could have been used in many applications: Steam Locomotives, Factories, and Steam Ships.

The bell has some pitting from use, and a repair that was most likely completed by Ashton at the time of casting.

The following things were done by Scholl Engine Shop:

-Serviced the Valve
-Made Steel Lever
-Repaired Short Cracks in Lower Partitions

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Recent Restorations in the Shop

 

Lunkenheimer 5″ “Mocking-Bird” 1912 Steam Whistle

 

Lunkenheimer 3″ Chime Pat. 1892 Bowtie Fulcrum Steam Whistle

Southern Railway 5 3/8″ Railroad Lantern w/ Clear Cast Globe

Cleveland Cincinnati Chicago & St. Louis Railroad (CCC & StL Ry) 5 3/8″ Clear Cast Safety First Globe

Lehigh & New England Railroad (L & NE RR) 5 3/8″ Cobalt Blue Globe


Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B & O RR) 5 3/8″ Clear Cast (Capitol Dome – Safety First) Globe

Philadelphia Baltimore & Washington Railroad (P B & W RR) 5 3/8″ Clear Cast Globe

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Crosby Steam Whistles

The 4″ Crosby is a hook and lever steam whistle, #470 pre 1880 whistle (Scholl Engine Shop – Personal Collection).

The 5″ Crosby, #8430, was repaired for a customer by Scholl Engine Shop in 2012.

The 8″ Crosby, #11957, was a full restoration project for a customer by Scholl Engine Shop in 2012.

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Newly Completed Shop Restoration Project

This very early cast iron School House Bell is a #2 COWINGS PATENT NOV 18-1862 SENECA FALLS NY. It is 16 1/4″ in diameter, and features an adjustable bell crank. The bell is in excellent original condition with the yoke and bell crank. The clapper is also cast iron, and is marked #2. The bell has a very nice ring, and resonates like a bronze bell.

There are no cracks or repairs on the bell or associated original parts.

The cradles were professionally blacksmith made. No modern welding methods were used when making the cradles.

This bell weight 78 lbs. with the blacksmith made cradles.

$500.00

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2011 Engine Restoration Projects

This De Laval 2 1/2 HP engine with Goulds 4″ Mudsucker Pump on original trucks has been restored for a customer.  This project began in September of 2010, and was completed December 1st, 2011.  This project included total disassembly and rebuild of the engine, gearbox, and pump.  Manufactured around 1929, this pump was used to pump water out of coffer-dams to aid in bridge construction.  Parts for the rebuild were sourced from all across the US and Canada (locating the parts played a major role in the length of time for complete restoration).

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Wanted:

We are looking for several items to complete current shop projects, or to locate parts for customers.  Please contact us if you have any of the following items:

Southern Railway 3 Chime “Steamboat” 6″ x 18″ x 2″ inlet Steam Whistle – We need any of the following new or used parts:  Fulcrum, Fulcrum Mount, Center Valve, and Lever.

Alpha De-Laval 2 1/2 HP Wico Magneto Style Engine – Need Cast Iron Crank Guard

Railroad Lantern – Pennsylvania RR 5 3/8″ Armspear Snap-on Bell Bottom w/ Fount – Note: we need only the base with the fount

Railroad Lantern – Hocking Valley 5 3/8″ Cast Globe (any color)

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2011 Whistle Restoration Projects

*SOLD*  Lonergan 6″ x 12″  *SOLD*

This whistle restoration was completed at the begining of November, and is currently for sale in our inventory.  Please contact us for pricing information.

*SOLD* Lunkenheimer Pre 1895 Flat Top Chime Whistle *SOLD*

  

This whistle was restored at our shop this summer.  The pictures show the condition of the whistle as recieved, the whistle disassembled prior to restoration, and the final restored piece.  This whistle is the predecessor of the Lunkenheimer Round Top whistles.

*SOLD*   Powell 3″ Chime Whistle   *SOLD*

    

This Powell 3″ Chime Steam Whistle was completely restored by our shop this past winter.

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