Thank you for visiting www.sideshaft.com, this website was created to assist in search for antique gas engines. I am eager to find out about antique gas engines that need a new home.
I have been involved in the antique engine hobby for over 20 years. Over that time it has become a passion of mine to search out and purchase many different antique engines. The history, workmanship, and style of these engines fasinates me.
Whether you have one or many engines for sale I may be interested. Over the years I have travled many miles for just one engine and have also bought collections of over 100 at a time. I consider myself to be a collector and a true engine enthusiast but buying and selling old engines and parts is also my busisness. Based on my years of experiance and many contacts I can often afford to pay a higher price than others.
My primary interest is in old hit and miss style engines. These engine most often have a single cylinder, two flywheels, a magneto, and are water cooled but there are many varations. You mave have seen a John Deere hit and miss engine making ice cream at a fair or festival. That is a common hit and miss engine. Some other common hit and miss engine brand names would be; IHC, Fairbanks Morse, Stover, Nelson Bros, Field Brundage and more. Some of other and older engine names would be Otto, Springfield, Columbus, Callahan, the list can go on and on.
Although I think all engines are interesting and have value there are some I have no interest in buying. These would be more modern engines or power units such a Detriot Diesels, Continetals, tractor engines, automobile engines. I am also not looking for modern lawn mower engines although I am interested in the older ones (Pre 1930's). But it never hurts to call or email if you have any questions.
I try to always be easy to get ahold of. If you have and engine that you might want to sell please give me a call or email. You can even text me a picture from your phone to me at 419-789-1159
14316 State Route 281
Holgate Ohio 43527