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Posted July 13, 2014 - 07:06 PM

Didnt know exactly where to post this topic on the site, but thought you guys could help me out on it. I picked up all this literature today at the flea market. I have a real big fold out poster of the majestic engine, a appleton engine sales brochure, a baur engine brochure, a witte order form that has never had the seal broke on it and other literature. If any of you guys know anything about these, please let me know. I never saw these before. Thanks

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Posted July 13, 2014 - 07:11 PM

Never heard of any of these, but good find!


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Posted July 13, 2014 - 07:24 PM

I'd say if they are all original, you have a good find. If you're just looking to flip them, list them on Ebay and then advertise them on Smokstak.


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Posted July 13, 2014 - 07:29 PM

I'd say if they are all original, you have a good find. If you're just looking to flip them, list them on Ebay and then advertise them on Smokstak.

They are definitely original. They are all in good shape, but show their age. Dont really want to sell them, I would love to find out things like age, rarity, and stuff like that on them though.

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Posted July 13, 2014 - 07:49 PM

They are definitely original. They are all in good shape, but show their age. Dont really want to sell them, I would love to find out things like age, rarity, and stuff like that on them though.

The Stak would be the place for the info, i don't know enough of the hit ~miss engine to tell you a whole lot but the pump jack is a rather nice find !


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Posted July 13, 2014 - 07:52 PM

The Majestic and Bauer were Waterloo contract engines. Appleton built their own and many other items. That catalog looks like it may show the whole line.  Those would be mid to late teens. Does the Witte piece show a picture of the engine? None of the engines are exceptionally rare.


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Posted July 13, 2014 - 07:56 PM

The Stak would be the place for the info, i don't know enough of the hit ~miss engine to tell you a whole lot but the pump jack is a rather nice find !

Thanks, I posted this on the smokstak but nobody has responded. Thats one thing I like about this site is all the people who gives helpfull feedback.
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Posted July 13, 2014 - 08:00 PM

The Majestic and Bauer were Waterloo contract engines. Appleton built their own and many other items. That catalog looks like it may show the whole line.  Those would be mid to late teens. Does the Witte piece show a picture of the engine? None of the engines are exceptionally rare.

The witte piece doesnt show any picture it does have a date of 1916 and its like a order form to fill out and mail in to purchase a engine. I wonder if old literature for these engines are common to find?

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Posted July 13, 2014 - 08:06 PM

Thanks, I posted this on the smokstak but nobody has responded. Thats one thing I like about this site is all the people who gives helpfull feedback.

That's part of the reason why i don't post over there any more, got tired of the fighting too.


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Posted July 13, 2014 - 08:11 PM

The literature is harder to find than the engines. There are literature dealers just like anything else in the antique hobby. They even have events called paper fairs that are a swap meet for old paper of all kinds. A lot of literature has been repopped over the years. Some even in color. I'm sure if you do a search by engine name over on the stak you will turn up several posts.


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Posted July 14, 2014 - 08:46 PM

I personally like the Appleton book.

Great Collection.


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Posted July 15, 2014 - 05:27 PM

I personally like the Appleton book.
Great Collection.

Thanks, its one of my favorite out of the bunch to. Its full of all sorts of pictures and info.
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Posted July 15, 2014 - 09:27 PM

Would be nice if you could find an engine to go with the literature. 

You sure have a nice find there. 


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Posted July 16, 2014 - 04:47 PM

Would be nice if you could find an engine to go with the literature. 
You sure have a nice find there.

Thank you. Until I found this literature I never have heard of a appleton engine before. Im going to keep my eyes open and see if one comes up for sale though




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