Yankee Engine-uity Show

2004 Featured Tractor

The Panzer Garden Tractor

    This original condition 1954 Panzer is owned by Jim and Ellen Haynes, of Monson, Mass. And, YES... The early tractors were red. The more familiar light blue came later.

The Panzers were made from 1954 to 1970 in College Park, Maryland, which explains the "COPAR" lettering at the top of the "grill".

2004 Featured Engine

The Brownwall Engine

This Brownwall engine is owned by Dana Hill of Leominster, Mass. It is a 1-1/2 hp air cooled engine, built between 1911 and 1913.

    These engines were built by the Brownwall Engine & Pulley Company which was established around 1911 in Lansing Michigan. The company also made governor pulleys for cream separators as well as 1 hp and 1-1/2 hp aircooled engines and 1-1/2, 2, 2-1/2, 3, 5, and 10 hp water cooled engines. In 1914 the Company moved to Holland, Michigan, and at that time the 1 hp aircooled engine was discontinued. All of the engines made in Lansing have lettering of the name and town cast into the flywheels, as you can see on Dana's engine. Most of the engines made in Holland used a brass plate or a decal instead, but at least one has been found with "Holland, Mich." cast into the flywheels

    The Brownwall Engine & Pulley Company went bankrupt in 1924 and was taken over by the Holland Furnace which continued to make engines under the "Holland Engine Co." name. These engines would be even more rare than the Brownwall engines.