New Way Stationary Engines

Aim - To serve and support the New Way Stationary Engine restoration community.
There was a New Way Stationary Motor inclined to Hit and Miss. It was designed that way but intermittently it would missfire and this in the confines of the beekeepers shed fired my imagination, grabbing my senses. I just loved the sound of the New Way 3.5Hp working - likely fuelled by a too rich mixture.
With each missfire came the tell tale puff of blue smoke and via the old sawbench, the beekeeping manufacturing business was underway, alive and well. Alf was in his element. Romance, nah, hard work but Hoots the New Way went a long way in firing the imagination of times past running in the present. The present, after all, that's where life is, it's not in the past, but romancing the past, that's the present if you're living it.
The priveledge of life. Present and past is now!!! - alive.

Ye Olde Sawbench & New Way Motor kept company by Howard Rotary Hoes

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

New Way 7 Hp Horizontal Twin

AVAILABLE:
Finally today a watermarked copy of the New Way 7Hp Type "C" Twin Cylinder Engine is available in the library.

SIZE:
The Instruction is excellent with 36 pages loaded with information. Some is common to all New Way Air Cooled Engines but much of it is specific to the maintenance and management of the Horizontally Opposed twin cylinder engine. In particular there is much detail on the various ignition system options and starting procedures. Given their size these motors can be a real challenge to start if good procedure is not followed.

FORMAT:
The Instruction came with a colored / textured front and back cover which we have tried to maintain. Simply print your copy double sided if possible. (not essential) Assemble and trim all pages to the coloured cover pages allowing about extra 1/4 inch room (white) to staple along the left hand long edge. Once done use some book binding tape wrapped around the stapled edge to finish the job. A copy of the front page is shown here.

DOWNLOAD:
Simply click 7Hp Twin Instruction or later select it for download from the library.

We feel sure many New Way Enthusiasts will really enjoy this early model twin instruction. 

We are still hoping to eventually find a copy of the Throttle Governed 8 and 12 Hp Horizontal Twin to make it available watermarked for free download. At this point though it still evades us. 

PERSISTANCE:

Aussies can be a persistent breed and great hunters. 

If you have a copy of or can help up get our hands on one of the instructions that covers the Throttle Governed 8 / 12 Hp Horizontal we would be really grateful. All we ask is a photocopy of it or even photograph each page and send us the files. We will do the rest, clean-up and watermark etc to protect the original precious document.
Our email is:
geo.covey@gmail.com

Enjoy the 7Hp Twin Instruction
George



Wednesday, August 24, 2016

New Way Twin Instruction Manual - 7Hp

Birth of Air Cooled Commercial Engines.

THE EARLY YEARS - In the little dot pointed listing here we show the patterns of development of New Way Engines from Types to Models. A little "History in Brief".

Types used common design principles even if their format was quite different.
For example the same type applied to both Vertical or Horizontal, single or twin where the valve layout and actuation was similar.

Type classification changed for example, when the valve layout and actuation was redesigned as in the Type D  where a rocker was used and both inlet and exhaust valves operated via the TOP of the cylinder. 

 The Chronological Model thread did not flow across into the later light single cylinder "Jewel" engines.

BIRTHS:

  • 1905 - 1st January 1905 the New Way Motor Company was incorporated.
  • 1905 - Commercial production of the New Way Type "C" vertical engine - 3.5 Hp
    •  Called "Model A"
  • 1906 - Commercial production of the New Way Type "C" 7 Hp.Twin Cylinder.
    • Called "Model B"
  • 1907 - Commercial production of the New Way Type "C" vertical engine - 2.5 Hp
    • Called of course their "Model C"
  • 1907 - Commercial production of the New Way Type "D" vertical engine - 6 Hp
    • Called of course their "Model D"
  • 1911 - Commercial production of the New Way Type "C" vertical engine - 4.5 Hp
    • Called of course their "Model E"
 NOTE: This MODEL production thread does continue in later years but excludes the Jewel Series engines at least.

DEVELOPMENT:
It is readily seen from above that in the early stages of the New Way Motor Company production that the "TYPE" was specific to a particular development style whilst the "MODEL" crossed all the lines of development and was representative of the chronological order of initial production no matter what TYPE of motor it represented. 

Library News
There have been 2 Instruction manuals that have eluded us until recently. 
Not any more. 
We have recently procured in virtual pristine condition an original manual for the 7 Hp Model B Type C Twin. 
We will soon be making watermarked copies available for free download from the library. Keep your eyes peeled in the next few weeks.

WE ARE - Still desperately seeking - you probably guessed it  - the Instruction Manual for the 8 and 12 Hp Throttle Governed Horizontal Twins. We are aware that in mid production years it was included with the Hit Miss 8 and 12 Hp instructions.

If you have or know of someone with a Throttle Governed Horizontal Twin instruction manual we would love to hear and be able to make a watermarked copy available to enthusiasts. We watermark to protect to integrity of the original valuable document etc.

Enjoy
George

Thursday, August 4, 2016

John Deere General Catalog 5 - 1912

The New Way Motor Company obviously had a strong relationship with John Deere which extended over some years. John Deere strongly promoted the New Way Engines and Associated Power Plants as is amply illustrated and promoted in it's 1912 general catalog. John Deere's great centers of PORTLAND, SPOKAINE, SEATTLE and BOISE form the promotional backbone of the catalog.

Of significance in this developmental relationship was evidenced in the mid-teens of the 20th century when the Deere  enterprise was involved in tractor development with "New Way" utilizing their twin Cylinder Air cooled engine.

We have added an extract of the John Deere General catalog 5 to the "New Way" library. It is a 36 page document provided compliments of Heritage Acres Museum, Victoria BC, Canada, who are also the proud owners of a New Way Horizontal Twin Cylinder Engine.

CONTENTS:-

  • John Deere introduction highlights including the world first "Steel Plow" of 1837.
  • "New Way Air Cooled Verticals - 2½, 3½ and 6 Hp engines.
  • Twin Cylinder enclosed crankcase "Splash Lube" illustration
  • 8 and 12 Hp Twin Cylinder illustration and description with force fed oiler (Hancock) and Bosch HT magneto
  • Pully and Friction Clutch Pully options.
  • New Way Jewel - single cylinder horizontal engines of 1½ and 2½ Hp
  • New Way Rapid Power Sprayers No 2 and No 4 with detailed pump descriptive illustrations showing detailed interconnection between  the physical pumps and engines.
  • John Deere Portable Saw outfit - a portable 4 wheel mounted outfit driving 26 or 28 inch saw optioned with a range of New Way single or 7 Hp twin engines.
  • "New Way Traction Saw" is excellently illustrated and a detailed description supplied as to it's workings. It is a self propelled wood sawing outfit in a genuine early tractor format.
  • Sled Mounted "Rapid" Gas Engine Drag Saw utilising either the 3½ and 4½ Hp. vertical engines is well illustrated and described in detail.
  • Eveready primary cell illustration as may have been used to replace factory fitted "New Way" cells use on "New Way" Buzz coils.
  • Vertical Type "C" color plate
  • Horizontal Jewel Color plate
  • "New Way Motor Company" Factory B/W plate.
You can download yourself a free copy for your private use from our library at this address. It is a great document of with good illustrations and very informative descriptive material.

Extract John Deere Catalog 5, 1912

For further "New Way" documents simply choose from those in the library on the registry site.

Library Link


There are currently about 90 documents to choose from.

Enjoy
George


John Deere General Catalog 5 - 1912

The New Way Motor Company obviously had a strong relationship with John Deere which extended over some years. John Deere strongly promoted the New Way Engines and Associated Power Plants as is amply illustrated and promoted in it's 1912 general catalog. John Deere's great centers of PORTLAND, SPOKAINE, SEATTLE and BOISE form the promotional backbone of the catalog.

Of significance in this developmental relationship was evidenced in the mid-teens of the 20th century when the Deere  enterprise was involved in tractor development with "New Way" utilizing their twin Cylinder Air cooled engine.

We have added an extract of the John Deere General catalog 5 to the "New Way" library. It is a 36 page document provided compliments of Heritage Acres Museum, Victoria BC, Canada, who are also the proud owners of a New Way Horizontal Twin Cylinder Engine.

CONTENTS:-

  • John Deere introduction highlights including the world first "Steel Plow" of 1837.
  • "New Way Air Cooled Verticals - 2½, 3½ and 6 Hp engines.
  • Twin Cylinder enclosed crankcase "Splash Lube" illustration
  • 8 and 12 Hp Twin Cylinder illustration and description with force fed oiler (Hancock) and Bosch HT magneto
  • Pully and Friction Clutch Pully options.
  • New Way Jewel - single cylinder horizontal engines of 1½ and 2½ Hp
  • New Way Rapid Power Sprayers No 2 and No 4 with detailed pump descriptive illustrations showing detailed interconnection between  the physical pumps and engines.
  • John Deere Portable Saw outfit - a portable 4 wheel mounted outfit driving 26 or 28 inch saw optioned with a range of New Way single or 7 Hp twin engines.
  • "New Way Traction Saw" is excellently illustrated and a detailed description supplied as to it's workings. It is a self propelled wood sawing outfit in a genuine early tractor format.
  • Sled Mounted "Rapid" Gas Engine Drag Saw utilising either the 3½ and 4½ Hp. vertical engines is well illustrated and described in detail.
  • Eveready primary cell illustration as may have been used to replace factory fitted "New Way" cells use on "New Way" Buzz coils.
  • Vertical Type "C" color plate
  • Horizontal Jewel Color plate
  • "New Way Motor Company" Factory B/W plate.
You can download yourself a free copy for your private use from our library at this address. It is a great document of with good illustrations and very informative descriptive material.

Extract John Deere Catalog 5, 1912

For further "New Way" documents simply choose from those in the library on the registry site.

Library Link


There are currently about 90 documents to choose from.

Enjoy
George


John Deere General Catalog 5 - 1912

The New Way Motor Company obviously had a strong relationship with John Deere which extended over some years. John Deere strongly promoted the New Way Engines and Associated Power Plants as is amply illustrated and promoted in it's 1912 general catalog. John Deere's great centers of PORTLAND, SPOKAINE, SEATTLE and BOISE form the promotional backbone of the catalog.

Of significance in this developmental relationship was evidenced in the mid-teens of the 20th century when the Deere  enterprise was involved in tractor development with "New Way" utilizing their twin Cylinder Air cooled engine.

We have added an extract of the John Deere General catalog 5 to the "New Way" library. It is a 36 page document provided compliments of Heritage Acres Museum, Victoria BC, Canada, who are also the proud owners of a New Way Horizontal Twin Cylinder Engine.

CONTENTS:-

  • John Deere introduction highlights including the world first "Steel Plow" of 1837.
  • "New Way Air Cooled Verticals - 2½, 3½ and 6 Hp engines.
  • Twin Cylinder enclosed crankcase "Splash Lube" illustration
  • 8 and 12 Hp Twin Cylinder illustration and description with force fed oiler (Hancock) and Bosch HT magneto
  • Pully and Friction Clutch Pully options.
  • New Way Jewel - single cylinder horizontal engines of 1½ and 2½ Hp
  • New Way Rapid Power Sprayers No 2 and No 4 with detailed pump descriptive illustrations showing detailed interconnection between  the physical pumps and engines.
  • John Deere Portable Saw outfit - a portable 4 wheel mounted outfit driving 26 or 28 inch saw optioned with a range of New Way single or 7 Hp twin engines.
  • "New Way Traction Saw" is excellently illustrated and a detailed description supplied as to it's workings. It is a self propelled wood sawing outfit in a genuine early tractor format.
  • Sled Mounted "Rapid" Gas Engine Drag Saw utilising either the 3½ and 4½ Hp. vertical engines is well illustrated and described in detail.
  • Eveready primary cell illustration as may have been used to replace factory fitted "New Way" cells use on "New Way" Buzz coils.
  • Vertical Type "C" color plate
  • Horizontal Jewel Color plate
  • "New Way Motor Company" Factory B/W plate.
You can download yourself a free copy for your private use from our library at this address. It is a great document of with good illustrations and very informative descriptive material.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B67R2nhqIcx5M2ZzTXlld2N5TG8

For further "New Way" documents simply choose from those in the library on the registry site.

http://newwaystation.blogspot.com.au/p/new-way-engine-library-free-downloads.html

There are currently about 90 documents to choose from.
Enjoy
George


Sunday, February 14, 2016

FACTS OF LIFE- A "NEW WAY" OF LIVING - orbituaries

Dynamos (with passion?)
Now, there is a word Dynamo! That may surely come to mind when thinking of the characters that formed the bones of the New Way Motor Company with it's persistent enterprise and innovation. They surely were at the cutting edge or engineering power for small industry and the farmer in the early 1900s.
We have recently procured some very interesting documentation to feed the New Way Enthusiast's thirst for knowledge about the company that manufactured their New Way Engine. A couple of these are displayed below.

There are about 5 more documents to come.

Characters
Who were they? There were really only two that seemed to fire the imagination, innovation and enterprise of the "NEW WAY MOTOR COMPANY", though if you investigate further there were many inventors that the New Way Motor Company credited in their early patents. Dozens of patents that paved the way, on a road of innovation and enterprise even if hampered and hindered by WWI and the Great Depression.

It is evidence of the fact that credit where credit was due was a matter of principle.

  • William (Bill). H. Newbrough
    • Left school at 17 to work in a hardware store.
    • At 26 he joiner the Clarke Automobile Company in 1903
    • In January 1905 he was instrumental in the establishment of the New Way Motor Company as both President and General Manager.
    • Severed connections with the New Way Motor Company in 1929.
    • Died in a car accident in 1938.
  • Charles Harvey Way
    • Died a "Victim of Death" as the obituary states
    • One or the incorporators of New Way Motor Company
    • Inventor of the New Way air cooled engine.
      • First commercially produced air cooled engine in world.
Birth of a Company Name
  • Take two characters and put them together. From Newbrough you have "New" and no inventiveness is required for the "Way" component.
LIBRARY SERVICES
Owing to the time and generosity of “Forest Parke Library and Archives, Capital Area District Libraries, Lansing, Michigan, USA” we have obituaries on the lives of both of these very influential men from the "New Way Motor Company. Should you wish to obtain direct copies they may be procured from the Lansing Library through the following address.

The copies below have been cleaned up considerably for ease of read and display. They will in the near future put together and available for download from the "New Way Station" library properly formatted and bordered for a display folder. 

Visionaries - Yes.
Enjoy the read!!!

Cheers
George (the Aussie)





Thursday, April 2, 2015

LIBRARY - New Way Engine and Machine Company

New Way Resurrection:
Hard times and Circumstance often propel events with little sanity or control and often leading to an apparent ordained outcome.
It's Easter, the time of the year where we celebrate it's happening in the life of Jesus Christ where those involved with and who deeply loved Jesus were powerless to stop his Crucifixion and were staggered at his resurrection. Jesus proclaimed a "New Way" and in just 30 years established a way of life that endures today.

New Way Engine and Machine Company:
Resurrected from the "New Way Motor Company" it continued to produce it's engines to the virtual end of the 1930 decade. Engines that again were of high standard and continuing to operate today.

The New Way Motor Company was incorporated on January 1, 1905 and had a virtual meteoric rise as it expanded in the early 1900s. Engines were at times sent in train wagon loads - glory days for sure. It was faced with and responded to the rapid advancements in industry and farming with inovation and well directed promotional material and dealer network. Sales expanded both nationally and internationally to the likes of Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Egypt.

Management changes and the turmoil of WW1 and the ensuing developing of the "Great Depression" brought terminal challenges to the company. On April 24 1930 the company was decreed dissolved and a permanent receiver appointed.
Reference - Supreme Court of Michigan Documents  http://mi.findacase.com/research/wfrmDocViewer.aspx/xq/fac.19310422_0001.MI.htm/qx

New Life Challenges:
What then ensued was protracted legal challenge and argument over values and desire of majority major creditors to reform the company. The result -  New Way Engine and Machine Company.

LIBRARY:
We have recently added a collection of documents to the library all produced by the New Way Engine and Machine Company.
These cover the following Series "A" engines:

  • CH - 6 Hp     - Single Cyl Vertical
  • BH - 3 Hp     - Single Cyl Vertical
  • FH - 5 Hp     - Single Cyl Vertical
  • EH - 8 Hp     - Twin  Cyl Vertical
  • GH - 10 Hp   - Twin  Cyl Vertical
The CHA was in production continuously from 1919 and was developed and improved by the New Way Motor Company over the years to 1930. 
Production commenced as a 5 Hp engine and with advancement and development becomes a 6 Hp power plant.

Have a look, they are great documents and excellent quality. 

Life out of Easter
George




Monday, November 17, 2014

French Connection - Working the streets of paris

Got a New Way

Great Photo's From Paris

Great old notated photo's from C1915 at 79, boulevard de Magenta, 10e arrondissement Paris are now ready for download.

The Photos taken not far from the centre of Paris show a New Way horizontal doing it's bit (ramming) before the relaying of the cobble stones. These are great photos courtesy of  the library of France  Bibliothèque nationale de France.

These A4 sized photos have been provided on Newwaystation for personal use only (NO COMMERCIAL USE). If you want a direct copy of the originals without notation, these can be purchased from their Reproduction Department. Enquiries re any commercial use contact email to:
utilisation.commerciale@bnf.fr

We believe the engine in the photos is probably a 3.5 Hp Horizontal Series "J" New Way.
To see these great photos, have a look in the library. It is the second last in the Compilation grouping called "French Connection"

Enjoy George

Sunday, October 26, 2014

New Way Motor Company Documents

HELLO There!!

Here at "New Way Station" and Library we are always on the lookout for new facts and figures on the New Way Motor Company, factory, dealers and agents. There of course were spread around the globe.

Information is fairly widespread but often hard to find and even more so in good condition. Some documents are now over 100 years old and we find they may have been the target of one or more of the following:-

  • Mice
    • These love eating the edges and making heart shaped holes on the folds
  • Cockroaches - messy critters that don't know about the toilet
  • Flies with dirty feet
  • Rats
  • Mold or Mildew
  • Water, coffee, tea etc spills
  • Mechanics black greasy hands
  • Age - brittle and easily torn pages
  BUT - it need not be the end of the line for these documents. It is amazing what can be done to extract the information, copy and again show the document restored with the messy bits all cleaned up.

A LITTLE BIT OF POWDER and  LITTLE BIT OF PAINT sure makes a girl -

Before and Afters :- Some New Way engines used Holley Carbs.




So if you have a good document or a tatty, dirty, moth eaten one covered in grease smears and want to see it available in the "New Way Library" all you need do is get it scanned at 300 dpi to file and send it to us ( geo.covey@gmail.com ) to clean up and with watermark put it in the library. (we will even send you a non watermarked copy for your own)

So don't hesitate - Let it circulate !!

This 16 page document, soon to be in the library came all the way from Florida - Thanks

We also have a Rare Very large "New Way" poster coming Double Sided 2ft x 1ft 6in [460 x 610 mm] that we have had printed outside because of practicality in sheer size and will make available at nominal cost - it's a beauty.

George
geo.covey@gmail.com






Friday, October 10, 2014

Booleroo Rally Australia - "New Way" Feature

Booleroo Steam and Traction Preservation Society Annual Rally

ACTIVITY - MARCH 29 2015 
The Booleroo Steam and Traction Preservation Society Annual rally is fast approaching and is a great date claimer for Australian and New Zealand, New Way enthusiasts. 

FEATURED
New Way Motor Company equipment will be a special focus at the March 2015 rally. The invitation is out to make it the biggest and best gathering of  New Way Engines that has ever occurred anywhere from the many enthusiastic New Way Owners in ANZ. You can view the  Video Invite just a small preview of things to come.

NOTICE
See Andrew's letter below detailing the program, venue and facilities to be availed of, so you can attend. It should be a great rally and a great opportunity to be a tourist in South Australia.
Got a motor to rally, then go to it and give him a call.



Dear fellow New Way enthusiasts,
  On 29th March 2015 the Booleroo Steam and Traction Preservation Society will be holding their Annual Rally. This is a reminder of the event, giving details to do with the New Way feature we will be holding. Anybody is welcome to bring and run their New Way engines at the Rally, but they must have their own NHMA insurance or similar.
 
Camp sites are available for entrants, although basic there is shower facilities etc. If you want something more comfortable let me know and I will see what I can arrange, (not much accommodation is available as there is not a large town nearby). Power is available for caravans etc. We have ample shedding and swags in the sheds is another option. I can look something up for you with the local pubs etc, or arrange a member to give you a bed.

There is an airstrip next door if anyone wants to fly in, although it is not a commercial airstrip. Privately owned planes are ok.
A forklift is available for unloading etc, and a loading ramp is on the grounds.
The Rally starts at 10am Sunday, although we have a small swap meet at 8am. Members are around for about a week before the event if you want to set up the day before, or earlier.

The Society owns around 60 tractors, 60 Stationary engines including 3 New Ways, a dozen or so steam and traction engines and other items. Some tractors and engines are very rare. (Peterboro Lloyd and Glasgow tractors. Metters Illman Jelbart and multiple Bagshaw engines. A Fowler  traction engine with factory oil engine. 115 hp Blackstone, 375 hp Mirrilees, 125 hp Benz.)

As far as the New Way exhibit side of the rally goes, we have a dozen or more engines already as starters, including a 4 ½ hp  type f throttle governed, an Australian produced 4 ½ hp type c, a 6 hp type c, and multiple 4 ½ type c’s, a 3 ½ type c, multiple 1 ½ jewels etc.  Most of these belong to local members. 

We want to open this right up so Your exhibit would be very welcome.

Booleroo Centre is around 270 km North West of Adelaide. [AREA MAP]

Phone or Email me, Andrew, for more details or expressions of interest.
Andrew. 08 86332777

Friday, September 19, 2014

JOHN DEERE-HOOVER, NEW WAY Potato Digger

Men and Their Machines
We have just registered a New-Way powered Double Horse drawn John Deere-Hoover potato digger.
It is a wonderful looking machine in excellent original condition.

The John Deere - Hoover Potato Digger

  1. Complete machine in superb condition
  2. John Deere Signage is still clear
  3. Double Horse Drawn outfit
    1. Wooden and metal pole Horse to digger intact
    2. Swindle bars etc with ring / hook combination
    3. Signage on timber work still evident
    4. Operator seating for comfort and operational ease
  4. Shakers and Cleaners driven by New Way Engine
    1. Chain and sprocket drive
    2. 8 Hp. Twin Cylinder vertical Motor
    3. Flywheel Fan Air Cooled
    4. Engine Series "A" Model "E" Type "H" (AEH)
    5. Throttle Governed, updraft Carburetor
    6. Standard Drive Magneto Ignition
This an excellent example of farm equipment and is testimony to the long running alliance between the New Way Motor Company and various specialist equipment manufacturers requiring light and efficient engines.

There are some great photos so View it in the registry It's the third engine from the bottom.

Enjoy
George

Monday, September 8, 2014

Holley Throttle Governed New Way Engines

New Way Motor Company used specialist carburetor manufacturers for many of their throttle governed engines. Different Carburetor models were supplied to suit the engine HP sizes supplied by both Tillotson and Holley.

Library Addition:
Enthusiast generosity allows us to make available a very early Holley Brochure on the Model "K" brass carburetor of similar type and format used on New Way engines. [eg Series F and Series "C"]

Library Growth - With enthusiastic support, searching and research the library is really growing with a diverse range of documents now available for many New Way Engine Models and Series engines.[75 in Total ] If you've got a document you can help us with, then please scan it and send to geo.covey@gmail.com.

Here is the latest and yes it is a great addition for New - Way Owners.

HOLLEY Model "K" Brochure Content

  • Illustrated Cover showing excellent detail of the brass carburetor
  • Holley company introduction
  • Holley Carburetor guarantee
  • Detailed illustrated description of construction and operation
      • The centre fold pages are illustrated with indexed items in the description to enable easy identification of parts and functional understanding.
      • This Holley brochure gives good understanding of the workings of the little brass Holley carburetors with detail in both starting and normal operation.
  • Carburetor dimensions in illustrated diagram form
  • Rear cover illustrates factory facilities and machine shop.
Be Informed - Enjoy the read
It is at the end of the brochure list in the LIBRARY. [CLICK]
Regards
George
geo.covey@gmail.com



Friday, September 5, 2014

New Ways - Un-registered or Extinct

Hello from Down Under where we are just leaving behind a beautiful Winter.
The registry is slowly climbing in numbers with 260 registered worldwide.

New and Unusual fairly Recent Additions - one only of each 

  1. Australian New Way - Manufacturer Horwoods of SA - (see previous articles)
  2. Series "F" Model "C" Type "F" - a 4.5 Hp engine
    • Not the standard version Series "F" - a very early release
    • Radial top fins in lieu of parallel top fins
    • 1 piece cylinder and hinged crankcase like the 1907 release 2.5 Hp Type "C" vertical in leiu of the standard model that has a separate cylinder and crankcase
    • Different Oil filler design etc etc
    • It is in the registry with the series "F" group SN "C3070"
  3. Series "A" Model "C" Type "H" - a 6.0 Hp engine
    • The 6Hp is still identified as a CH like the 5 Hp of this series
This means that two engines have been taken off the possibly extinct list from last year. The list is down to about 6 as shown here.


Don't forget if you have any documents you think we could put in the library we would love to hear from you.We just need you to scan the originals and email or post them to us. We will then make them available in the library.

Enjoy
George
geo.covey@gmail.com

Sunday, July 27, 2014

"NEW WAY Motor Company" Mutual Benefit Association

NEW WAY LIBRARY UPDATE
With over 70 documents in the New Way Library we have just added an informative and enterprising social document of the "New-Way" Motor Company of Lansing Michigan.
The 12 page document is the "CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS OF THE NEW-WAY MUTUAL BENEFIT ASSOCIATION."

The 1913 Constitution expressly provided benefits for all workers of the New Way Motor Company as seen here. [Who wouldn't work for the progressive New Way Motor Company?]

  • Membership compulsory for all "New Way Motor Company employees for minimal contribution.
  • PRINCIPLE - To practice "charity" and brotherly consideration which tends to more closely bind the fraternal union between man and man.
  • OBJECT - The object of this association shall be to create a fund for the aid and relief of its members in case of disabling sickness.
  • Insurance was provided
  • Flowers sent to sick members.
  • Death benefits
  • One of the "orders of business" at regular meetings was:- Does any Member know of any sick member or any members family in want or distress.
Have a look in the library. Here is THE CONSTITUTION LINK.It's the last one in the table. The photo here shows a downloaded book stapled and bound.



If you want to help us and other enthusiasts with a document, we would love to hear from you. See if yours is listed in the library, and if not - over to you.
For example we are still looking for the instruction of the early 6/7 Hp Horizontal Twins. If you have an original you only need copy it and send it to us. We clean it up and add it to the library for all enthusiasts benefit.

Enjoy your read - smell the Flowers.
George 

Friday, April 4, 2014

Australian New Way Engine Models

New Way Motor Company of Lansing Michigan was an innovative company that had a vision and desire to produce a light weight engine that was fairly portable and readily used in industry and on the farm. Theirs was the honour of being first to commercially produce Air Cooled Engines. Today the production of Air Cooled engines is based on many of the ideas and principles utilised and invented and in some cases patented by the New Way Motor Company.

LANSING PLANT and PRODUCTION
New Way commenced production in 1905 after sale of patents and equipment of the Clarkemobile Motor Company. The New-Way Motor Company commenced production in a building that was barely 100 foot long and their commercial production in the first year to 18 months consisted of Vertical 3.5 Hp. and 6-7 Hp. Horizontal engines. They commenced exporting almost immediately and Australia was a ready market for their innovative, efficient yet simple engines.

AUSTRALIAN MARKET
From 1906  J. H. Horwood Ltd were already importing New-Way engines and by 1922 nearly 1500 were in use in South Australia, their home State. NEW-WAY Motor Company Agents were established in virtually every state of Australia in the early 1900s. (source TROVE)

Examples of key New-Way Motor Company  Agents
  • South Australia -J. H. Horwood - Largest Aust. Agri. Machine Manufacturer - Foundry (1906)
  • Western Australia - Messrs. Harris, Scarfe and Co.  (1910), W. R. Grigo and Co. (1918)
  • Queensland - W. A. Preston, Machinery Merchants, inventors (1910)
  • New South Wales - Moffatt Virtue Pty Ltd, Machinery Merchants, Sydney (1912
  • Victoria - James Alston, Melbourne (1914)
  • Tasmania -Dehle, Bennison, and Co. , Launceston (1908)

AUSTRALIAN BACKGROUND for PRODUCTION
Horwood's Iron Foundry (Est by 1852) as the first foundry in the Colony was crucial for Horwoods becoming the largest Agricultural Equipment manufacturers in Australia and probably the Southern Hemisphere. By 1918-19 well established production facilities would enable ready adaption to easily produce a range of New-Way Engines.

TIMELINES (Aust and U.S.)

HORWOODS

  • 1906 - HORWOODS established as New-Way Motor Company agents
      • HORWOODS sells 1000s of New-Way Engines in South Australia establishing the brand's reliability.
  • 1919 - Production established for a range of engines.
      • Ready availability of Local Parts for range.
      • Petrol engines only produced locally
      • Local Agencies established for local New Way Engines.
  • 1919 - Range of Petrol New-Way Engines produced locally
      • 1.5 Hp. Pump Engine
      • 2 Hp. Engine [exp. Horizontal]
      • 2.5 Hp. Engine [exp. Vertical]
      • 3 Hp. Engine [exp. Horizontal] 
      • 3.5 Hp. Engine [exp. Vertical]
      • 4.5Hp. Engine Vertical - This was the most popular engine sold by Horwoods
      • 6 Hp. Engine [exp. Vertical]
      • 6.5 Hp. Horizontal
  • 1921 - Horwoods manufacture only the 4.5Hp. engine.
      • Most popular in range - 4.5 Hp Vertical
      • Ceased production of all other engines
  • 1906 - 1921 - Horwoods import current Lansing New-Way Engines
New Way Lansing Michigan
  • 1905 - 1910 - Manufactured Series S engines
      • Vertical 2.5 and 3.5 Hp.
      • Horizontal Twin 6-7 Hp.
      • Horizontal 7 Hp.
  • 1910 - c 1917 - Manufactured Series S engines
      • Horizontal 7 Hp.
      • Horizontal 8 Hp. and 12 Hp. (Hit n Miss)
      • Vertical 6 Hp
      • Horizontal 6.5 Hp.
  • 1912 - c 1917 - Manufactured Series "J" Horizontal engines (Jewel), Series "M" fuel / kero and Series "F" fuel / kero
  • By release of 1918 Catalogs
      • Specialised and upgraded production with Kerosene and non-hinged engines of small range of Hp.
      • Series "M" kero range not petrol
      • Series " F" 4Hp Kero and 4, 4½, 6, 7½ Hp. Petrol.
  • So by 1919 New Way was specialising only in Series "F" for petroleum.
LOGIC 
By 1919 New Way Motor company had ceased production of the Series "S" and "J" engines. Manufacturing concentrated on series "M" and "F" engines - compact and lighter. 

      • Series "M" was a step into specific design for kerosene engines also with an option for fuel/petrol. 
        • Horwoods specifically state they were only manufacturing Petrol engines.
          •  It is incomprehensible Horwood with their expansive manufacturing facility would only manufacture the petrol version when the only practical difference was the carburetor. 
          • This indicates they did not manufacture the Series M engines.
      • New way Motor Company had ceased production of Series "S".
        • Casting materials which were out of production and could be used by Horwoods to continue production in Australia.
          • 2.5 Hp, 3.5 Hp, 4.5 Hp, 6 Hp
      • New way Motor Company had ceased production of horizontal Series "J".
        • Casting materials which were out of production and could be used by Horwoods to continue production in Australia.
          • 1.5 Hp, 2 Hp, 3 Hp, 6.5 Hp
  • Evidence points to Horwoods continuing production in Australia of some of the Series "S" and "J" engines. 
    • Recognize that New Way Motor Company was by then producing a very limited range of HP,  and nothing below 4Hp
    • Horwoods produce a wide range of engine Hp. as per the advertised range for the local engines.
The fact that New Way America was no longer producing their wide range of engine Hp. in either the vertical or horizontal petrol engines when Horwoods were advertising ready availability of local engines and locally produced parts means their facility was producing the full range of spares in their factory and foundary production facilities.

The advertisements below are exclusive in featuring Horwoods on this day. Simply same paper same day so it removes all doubt of intent and engine range and spares availibility. Both advertisements also feature the same "Local Agent" so closing the supply loop.


NOTES:-
Exhaustive research has now been done on New Way production in Australia. Where we recently thought there may have been another manufacturer of the Australian 1½ Hp. pump engine, we now believe this was actually produced by Horwoods as shown here. It should also be noted that by 1922 Horwoods was also only producing one New Way engine. This was the 4½ Hp., their most popular line of which they had apparently sold hundreds if not thousands. 
The 4½ Hp. New Way [Series "S", Model "E", Type "C"]  is the only model to fit the production volume criteria for a 4½ Hp.

Production of this magnitude is obviously not ramped up overnight. Given the advertising example is for JUNE 5 1919 it is clear that initial production of a fewer model range etc would have occurred much earlier. This is further reinforced by taking into account the ready availability of a full range of spares as declared in the advertisment.

Australian New Way Production Commencment - In order of c1917

That's New Way
Did it again.

Enjoy George






Monday, March 17, 2014

New Way Series M Parts Needed

New Way Kerosene engine
We have an enthusiast who needs some parts for a New Way Series M Kerosene Engine. These are the ones with the large squarish carburetor up at the top of the engine that the exhaust is fed through to heat the kerosene.
Key things needed are a Carburetor and Exhaust Valve lifter mechanism plus some minor pieces. These are hard to find parts but will enable another rare engine to be restored.

Parts 
If you have any parts you can help with please send an email to me at
geo.covey@gmail.com   and let me know what you have and we can take it from there re what is needed and payment.

Hope to hear soon as
George
geo.covey@gmail.com

Thursday, March 13, 2014

NEW WAY TRACTORS - EGYPTIAN ORDERS

The Parent.

The New Way Motor Company exported their motors all over the world. Being based in Lansing Michigan the were in the USA industrial hub of innovation for virtually all things mechanical. Given their claims of innovation and quality is to be expected they would have alliances with other companies of like mind. One of these were "John Deere" and in this they were involved in tractor development with the  7.5 H.p. Horizontal Single Cylinder and later the New Way Horizontal Twin Engines.

International Expansion in Production.
Production of New Way Engines also occurred in Canada and Australia. New way had it's own factory in Canada while in Australia production was limited to agents etc with their own production facilities.

Development and Sales 
While The New Way Motor Company had all the skills in their own right for the production of Stationary engines they did call upon the likes of engineers from "John Deere" to be involved in development of their tractors namely those powered by their twin Cylinder Horizontal engines. John Deer engineers spent some time at New Way Facilities in the development of their tractor.

New Way Tractors were ordered internationally from the likes of Egypt from as early as 1910. While it cannot be said for certain it is quite likely that John Deere company was involved in early development stages for attachment design etc for connection to the Egyptian Ordered New Way tractors.
To Quote - "furnishing power for a number of machines used by farmers"

John Deere did not actually produce a prototype engine driven tractor until 1916. 

Advertising
Editorial statements on company development and production is found in "Gas Engines" in 1910. These are very definitive and show New Way Motor Company enthusiasm in it's Tractor Production as related to the inventors.



Egyptian Connection - Egypt has it's pyramids but, do any New Way Tractors remain in Egypt. In a dry country there is every possibility that they could have survived and to this day some may lie along the edges of the Nile discarded unused and possibly no longer appreciated.

Enjoy the New Way
George

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Australian New Way Air Cooled Engine Agents

Further Australian Production and Distribution Update

Australian New Way Engine Production.
By 1922 Horwoods had been producing New Way 4.5 Hp engines in volume for some time. This company was located in Adelaide, capital, of South Australia. The company was recognised as one of the largest producers of Agricultural Equipment in Australia and probably in the Southern Hemisphere with very large Manufacturing plant and Foundary facilities.

AGENTS -
Mid 1922 the "Australian Made" New Way 4.5 Hp Engine was being advertised as far away as Sydney, capital of New South Wales. It is interesting to note that only the 4.5 Hp is advertised by the agents which complies with the Horwoods production claims of just the 4.5 Hp production at that time.

In the following extract from the Sydney Morning Herald Newspaper for the "Australian New Way" says it all.
For those of you not familiar with Australian terminology etc :-


  • "OUT BACK" is the sparsely populated inland areas of Australia, much of it desert.
  • Sydney is about 850 miles due east from Adelaide and in those times by to-days standards separated by appalling roads.
  • Armstrong - Holland were a heavy plant Manufacturer in Mascot, Sydney and built Australia's first Diesel Powered Drag line excavator of unit steel construction in 1930. That said they were obviously well suited as sole "Sydney" agents for the "Australian New Way"
  • Sydney Morning Herald - Current audience 4.8 mil.largest in Aust.

The puzzle is coming together. We have builder and agents promoted across Australia for the 4.5 h.p. vertical.
Now we need to find who made the 1.5 Australian New Way Pump Engine. The facts of this enterprise is certainly proving elusive.
Bare Facts are conclusive - a 1.5 h.p. Pump Engine built using Australian Materials and Workmanship.

We are going to add this to the previous post (click) so much of the related research detail is together.
Regards
George

Thursday, February 20, 2014

New Way Pump Engine Made in Australia

ESTABLISHING THE FACTS
In a recent article (click) we were able to provide the evidence that the 4.5 h.p New Way Engine was made in Australia by J. H. Horwood of Adelaide in large numbers. J. H. Horwood were only manufacturing the one size engine - 4.5 Hp.

NEW WAY 1 H.P. PUMP ENGINE
Pump engines in a desert continent was a means of striking at the core of the needs of the farmer and grazier. New Way Motor Company of Lansing, Michigan made their 1 hp pumper called the "Little Giant". Promotional material shows these were obviously designed with the "Rural Wife" in mind, for domestic applications around the farm house in particular.

NEW WAY 1.5 H.P. PUMP ENGINE - Made in Australia
We previously advised we were aware of this production and had hoped we could confirm which company was manufacturing them. We have been unable to confirm the manufacturer but can bring an article from 1920 that is very specific in showing credit to the extent of the manufacturing process:

  • Australian Made
  • Australian Workmanship
  • Australian Material
  • Equipment - 1.5 H.p. Farm Pump Engine. 
The following is the news paper article followed by the clear text of the same article to provide clear readability with relevant sections highlighted by New Way Station.

We are still searching to confirm the manufacturer. Given that J.H Horwood state they only manufactured the 4.5 H.p size it seems very apparent there is another manufacturer of New Way engines in Australia. WHO??  

Enjoy
George

Further Australian Production and Distribution Update 26 Feb 2014

Australian New Way Engine Production.
By 1922 Horwoods had been producing New Way 4.5 Hp engines in volume for some time. This company was located in Adelaide, capital, of South Australia. The company was recognised as one of the largest producers of Agricultural Equipment in Australia and probably in the Southern Hemisphere with very large Manufacturing plant and Foundary facilities.

AGENTS -
Mid 1922 the Australian made New Way 4.5 Hp Engine was being advertised as far away as Sydney, capital of New South Wales. It is interesting to note that only the 4.5 Hp is advertised by the agents which complies with the Horwoods production claims of just the 4.5 Hp production at that time.

In the following extract from the Sydney Morning Herald for the "Australian New Way" says it all.
For those of you not familiar with Australian terminology etc :-


  • "OUT BACK" is the sparsely populated inland areas of Australia, much of it desert.
  • Sydney is about 850 miles due east from Adelaide and in those times by to-days standards separated by appalling roads.
  • Armstrong - Holland were a heavy plant Manufacturer in Mascot, Sydney and built Australia's first Diesel Powered Drag line excavator of unit steel construction in 1930. That said they were obviously well suited as sole "Sydney" agents for the "Australian New Way"

  The puzzle is coming together. We have builder and agents promoted across Australia for the 4.5 h.p. vertical.
Now we need to find who made the 1.5 Australian New Way Pump Engine. The facts of this enterprise is certainly proving elusive.
Bare Facts are conclusive - a 1.5 h.p. Pump Engine built using Australian Materials and Workmanship.

Regards
George


Sunday, December 1, 2013

New Way Registry Birthday Celebrations

Happy Birthday !!!
We are 3 year old and Growing
New Way Enthusiasts the world over, we have just had the 3rd birthday of the New Way Registry.
It has been a time of enthusiasm from enthusiasts and ourselves as we have endeavored to promote all things " New Way ".

REGISTRY GROWTH :- We now have 244 New Way Engines registered but things have slowed down in the New Registry department and we are looking for some of the big guys to do some more digging and register all their "New Ways". We know they are there and we know it takes time so here's hoping. The growth is certainly helping us in the understanding of changes in the New Way productions.

NEW WAY STATION LIBRARY :- The library is really being well supported with lots of downloads and support from enthusiasts allowing us to put copies of their original documents into the library for free use. We now have instructions available for close to the majority of New Way Models and trust this will be expanded as people realize how easily they are able to contribute to the library service.
{ Got a document we can use - initially just send an email to - geo.covey@gmail.com }

 Currently over 50 documents are available.

STATE LIBRARIES :- We have received wonderful support from libraries in our quest for "New Way Motor Company" Trade Catalogs and Instructions. The Smithsonian, PENN University Libraries and California UC Davis Libraries have all been very helpful in supplying material. We have recently had the South Australian Library investigating "New Way" manufacture in that state.

NEWSPAPER ARCHIVES :- Newspapers are a great source of information when researching production dates, factory locations and export corridors etc. Research can be very time consuming but also very rewarding as in the case of identifying "New Way" engine production in Australia or the export of  "New Way" tractors to Egypt.
Likewise, newspaper confirmation of the dates in the very early 1930s when New Way Motor Company was officially and legally dissolved are great finds. Examples of these are "TROVE" in Australia, Fulton, Hiathy, Chronicling America and Cornell University to name just a few.

RESEARCH DOCUMENTS :- We recently received "4" research documents from Pennsylvanian University Libraries ( PENN Libraries ). These Engineering Research Papers [THESIS] investigate performance and characteristics of New Way Engines under different circumstances. Overall Performance, Economy testing, Relative Humidity effects etc. are all covered, some in extensive detail. One of these has already been added to the library. Have a LOOK - Humidity 30 pages

THE FUTURE:-
As more motors are registered and knowledge increases we trust we will bring updates of our findings and research results in a timely fashion.
We are always relying on the help of others and their expertise and guidance is invaluable. Please keep up the good work and we look forward to continued support with documents etc.

Thanks Again
George