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

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

NEW WAY TWIN IGNITION - OPERATION MODES

OVERVIEW
New Way Horizontal twin cylinder engines were outfitted in essence with two variants in their ignition systems. Both buzz coil and H.V. magneto were used.
The engines were Boxer engines ie Horizontal and 180 degree apart. Ie when one piston is on the compression stroke the other piston is on the exhaust stroke. It is this fact that allowed a single spark coil configuration of Buzz coil to be used on a twin cylinder engine.
When LV dynamos were used for power this necessitated use of different spark coils to that required when powered just by cells (batteries).

Note:- Further detail is available in the Library in the 7HP Twin Cylinder Instructions (especially NOTE page 7)

MODES

  1. HV MAGNETO
    1. Uses standard methods of timing for combustion engines
    2. Magneto timed for 180 degree.
  2. SINGLE BUZZ COIL (1st drawing)
    1. Possible because timing is exactly 180 degree apart.
    2. Buzz coil MUST have 2 separate HV coil connections. (both fully isolated) (ie a 4 terminal coil box - 2 primary and 2 secondary)
      1. NOTE:- Very Common 3 terminal Buzz Coils with one HV lead internally commoned to the LV side of the buzz coil will not work. 
    3. The 2 Spark plugs connect in series to either side of the HV Buzz Coil output.
      1. Ie every time the Buzz coil is timed to spark, both spark plugs will fire in series
        1. One spark is wasted as the cylinder will be about to commence intake suction.
        2. Important that plug gap is not wide as the effective gap is 2x the single plug.
    4. New Way's use of the unique Speed Control lever sets spark timing with specific connection to account for double sparking to both cylinders.
      1. Motor connections are totally different to when the double coil is used (refer Diagrams) 
    5. Means the buzz coil is powered every 2nd stroke instead of every 4th stroke
  3. DOUBLE BUZZ COIL (2nd Drawing)
    1. Uses CAM timing associated with push rod actuated contacts to direct power to the correct coil, for timed spark to the correct cylinder.
      1. Coil 1 - Cylinder 1
      2. Coil 2 - Cylinder 2
      3. Refer 2nd Diagram showing 2 coils  mounted within 1 coil box. 
    2. Speed control lever alters timing for start /run
    3. Ignition is in essence a duplicated single cylinder ignition system with a manual advance control.

So if you want to set up your New Way Twin with a single coil Buzz coil the key point is to make sure that it is a 4 terminal not a 3 terminal Buzz box.
For example T Ford and KW Bus coils can be 3 terminal boxes. Even New Way supplied both 3 and 4 terminal units, since 3 terminal is all that is required on a single cylinder engine.

For general interest:-
Here in Fig 4 is the configuration for a single cylinder engine ignition system. Note, in this case a 4 terminal Buzz coil has been used with one side of the LV and HV commoned externally. (2 terminals around top left hand corner of spark coil box)

Had this coil been used on a twin, the common of course would be disconnected and the other spark plug connected to that HV terminal and also changed to incorporate  connection via the speed control lever. (compare 1st drawing)

ENJOY
George

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

REPRODUCTION NEW WAY SHROUD DECALS

DECALS
Reproduction Decals that are Professionally printed with clean lines and excellent clarity have just been reintroduced in the Reproduction Page of the registry site.

APPLICATION
The decals should suit a range of of the larger New Way Vertical and Horizontal engines. Suitability of course will depend on the model engine you are restoring.

Instructions for installation are given on the Reproduction Parts page.

EXAMPLE
DETAILS
Contact timbishop@centurytel.net for further detail re costs and delivery etc.

Monday, September 17, 2018

New Drawings in the New Way Library

NEW WAY LIBRARY EXPANSION.
Several new  DRAWING documents have recently been added to the library thanks in a large part to Neil H. of Victoria Australia. These I am sure will be greatly appreciated where enthusiasts find them selves with an engine just a little shy on some original parts.

AVAILABLE DRAWINGS

  1. IGNITION ADVANCE CONTROL - A concept drawing showing the principle of operation that New Way used on their Twin Cylinder engines.
    1. Essentially the control lever enabled the operator to vary the spark advance manually from an operationally retarded status at start to an advanced spark when running.
    2. Achieved by having a variable gap contact that fed the BUZZ coil. Manually changing the gap with the lever, which was connected to the push rod altered the time when the circuit was completed. In other words the circuit timed the power to the buzz coil depending on what was selected on advance control lever.
  2. VALVE CAGE DRAWING - 
    1. Drawing suits the New Way Standard Series Vertical - Model AC
  3. MIXER SETUP DRAWING - 
    1. Drawing suits the New Way Standard Series Vertical - Model AC
  4. BUTTERFLY CONTROL DRAWING -
    1. Drawing suits the New Way Standard Series Vertical - Model AC
  5. KEROSENE FUEL PUMP DRAWING -
    1. Drawing suits the Series M Kerosene engine in particular the 4 H.P. model
  6. SMALL FAN DRAWING
    1. Drawing suits the 1.5 H.P. New Way Jewel engine in particular. Suitability for other small Jewel not confirmed but it may also be suitable for up to the 2.5 H.P. horizontal Jewel models.
  7. COMPANY BUZZ COIL DRAWING -
    1. Company drawing for the New Way Buzz Coil manufactured by National Coil Company.
  8. SHROUD DRAWINGS -
    1. Drawing suiting the New Way Standard Series Vertical 3.5 H.P. - Model AC
    2. Drawing suiting the New Way Standard Series Vertical 4.5 H.P. - Model EC
    3. Drawing suiting the New Way Jewel Series Horizontal 1.5 H.P.  - Model NC
    4. Drawing suiting the New Way Jewel Series Horizontal 2.5 H.P.  - Model OC
    5. Drawing suiting the New Way Twin Horizontal Engine of 8 H.P. - Model JC
  9. GOVERNOR YOLK DRAWING -
    1. Fabrication Drawing for  non flywheel mounted governor yolk - Model CH
GENEROSITY
Thanks so much for all those who have contributed both here and in the past either with detailed drawings or of their precious original documents. By this generosity the scope and detail that we can provide is continually being upgraded to make the enthusiast both better informed and a times saving considerable time as some works being undertaken by New Way enthusiasts don't have to be done from the "Get Go". Drawings are a great practical example of this in action.

A quick look at the library and you will soon realize there are now 106 New Way related documents available for free download. 

Recent additions include some excellent quality Brochures. All new documents added are now notated in the far right column indicating the month they were added to the library so you as the user don't have to search if you are just looking for updates.

Have a browse. (CLICK)

Enjoy
George
  

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Marco Light and Power Plant - New Way Engine Powered

NEW WAY ENGINES
New Way Air Cooled Engines were utilized by several companies to provide power to drive their proprietary machines.
The Marmon Chicago Company Inc. was one such company. In the brochure just added to the library, Marmon used the New Way "F Series" hinged 4 HP. model engine to drive their Marco Light and Power Plant. 

Later Marmon plants used the New Way "CH" model engines.

LIBRARY UPDATE
The Marmon Chicago Company Inc. large format folded brochure for their "Marco Light and Power Plant" has just been added to the New Way library 

  • The document is an excellent testimony to the claims of reliability of the products represented backed up and supported by "Uncle Sam's" demand and use in military application in the US and France in WWI.
  • Multiple illustrations show details of the plant and engines to ensure the purchaser was aware that "Quality of Plant" was the genuine goal.
DOCUMENT FORMAT

  • Original intentions were to provide this in a multiple A4 page modified format for easy printing on a home printer. That proved not practical and the original large folded format has been retained with very high resolution for printing. 
  • Printing on a good resolution A4 printer is still possible because of the quality of the document but of course the print will be very small.
    • Printing to any format, either A4, A3, A2 or A1 should be done with the printer set to "Fit to page" so the print is expanded to maximum size for the format you choose.
    • Print the document "double sided" on "short side"
  • Once printed, 
    • Fold long side in half, with the address field outward
    • Fold again mid between borders near address field.
    • Finally fold again so address field forms the front and the back is the smallest bordered area headed with the statement "The War Developed and Perfected
    • Trim the folded document edges to suit.
    • Enjoy!!   
POWERED BY NEW WAY [Proprietary Outfits?]
New Way Motor Company established themselves with criteria that both set them apart but also established them in the market place. Part of this was a natural outcome of the design inherent in their engines.

  1. Simplicity and Reliability of design - Promotion "Goes and Goes Right"
  2. Progressive - Practiced an advancing development philosophy with up to minute technology - eg HT Magnetos, throttle governors
  3. Air Cooling provided weight and maneuverability advantages - Excellent portability achieved especially for applications such as Binders and multi-function farm use.
    1. Large and heavy water cooling tanks weren't required.
    2. Promoted in Marmon's application with their "Marco Light and Power Plant"
New Way Engines were utilised in :-
  • John Deere Tractor development
  • Hays Pumping Plants
  • Hoists - by OK Clutch and Machinery Company
  • Tractor Exports to Egypt
  • "Staley Tampers" by Lourie Manufacturing Co. Springfield, Illinois
  • Road Finishing Machines by Baker Finishing Machines of Detroit, Michigan.
  • Converse Steel Belt Conveyors - by F.S. Converse Co. Inc.
  • National Hoists - by National Hoisting Engine Company of New Jersey USA.
  • Centaur Tractors
  • Utilitor Tractors
  • Conveyors - by Portable Machinery Company Inc., Passaic, New Jersey
  • Dusters - by Niagara Sprayer Company, Middleport, New York
  • Bogue Electric Units - by Chas J. Bogue Electric Company, New York, NY 
  • Marco Light and Power Plants - by Marmon Chicago Company Inc. Chicago, Illinois
  • Conveyors, Diggers, Cultivators - by Geo. W. Ziegler Machinery Company, Pittsburgh, PA 
  • Milking Machines and Air Blast Cotton Pickers - W. A. Preston, Brisbane, Australia
  • Artesian Boring Rigs - J. H. Horwood and Company, Adelaide, Australia 
  • Others?
Download the Marco Light and Power document. CLICK

An unrestored Marmon plant is registered in the registry and can be viewed. CLICK or CLICK
In the second photo you can readily see the New Way Motor Company name cast into the perimeter of the flywheel. 

Enjoy
George Covey



Wednesday, August 1, 2018

LIBRARY UPDATE

Manufacturing Company Brochures
We have recently procured 2 brochures from company's that utilized New Way power plants to drive their equipment. The library is slowly growing with 94 documents now available for free download.

THIRD PARTY MACHINERY - POWERED BY NEW WAY

  • MARCO LIGHTING PLANTS
  • HAYS PUMPING PLANTS
New Way Motor Company engines are extolled for their virtues leaving the reader in no doubt as to the high standard of equipment represented in the brochure material.

DOCUMENTS
Added today (August 1st 2018) is the brochure HAYS PUMPING PLANTS, Direct Driven, by David S. Hays of New York USA. An 8 page document illustrating the "Direct Driven" pumping plant combinations with a range of New Way Engines. {if printing - double sided - long edge}

New Way ENGINES illustrated include excellent plates showing:
  • Horizontal Jewel Engines
  • Vertical Standard engines including both the non-hinged 2.5 Hp engine and hinged crankcase versions.
  • Early Horizontal Standard Twin engine of 8 Hp. (Hit Miss) [later engines of this size were Throttle Governed]
The MARCO LIGHTING PLANTS document in its original "A1" format is a double sided folded document. We are in the process of re-configuring the document into an A4 format to allow it to be readily printed. The intention is to leave all information intact as represented so the essence of the document remains intact.
  • We hope to have this document available in the near future. 
We are always looking for documents to add to the library. (Click) Please feel free to contact us if you feel you have a document not already represented in the library.
One document we still desperately seek is the Engine Instruction Manual that includes the Horizontal Double Cylinder 8 and 12 HP Throttle Governed engines.

Read and Enjoy the day.
George

Thursday, May 3, 2018

New Way Machinery - LIBRARY NEWS

New Way Motor Company Documentation

LIBRARY GROWTH
Recently we have added another 3 documents to the library. These are all in excellent condition and cover various aspects of the "New Way Motor Company" range of engines and their application. It brings the total available for download to 90.

Obviously the library continues to grow, but the throttle governed instruction for the 8 and 12 Hp twins continues to evade us. We trust that one day we will be able to make it available in watermarked version to enthusiasts.

COMPANY OPERATIONS RECORDS
On the matter of documentation we have recently contacted the Michigan Libraries in the hope they had received updated material on the company operations etc. Often this occurs when estate material is bequeathed to public institutions. Unfortunately " New Way" company records are very scarce with nothing further available.
We would love to find some more exhaustive actual company records especially related to the specifics of their factories and plant development.

ADDED

  1. Bulletin No12
    1. A Brochure Covering the New Way roller bearing engines (BH, EH, GH) in the H.P. range of 3 to 10.
  2. Catalog C-24
    1. A well illustrated document showing photographs of the New Way engines fitted as standard to various manufacturers equipment types.
    2. Limited to New Way Motor Company "Five engines in One" classification. (Model CH) 
  3. Testimonial (F.L. 9)
    1. Part of the "Did it ever occur to You" series of documents
    2. An official Farmers Promotional booklet espousing the traits, reliability and ease of use of New Way engines, even for the females on the land.
Have a LOOK. (Click)

Enjoy
George


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

NEW WAY ENGINE COOLING inc. SHROUD [COWL] PLANS

New Way Motor Company being pioneers in the commercial production air cooled engines were faced with a dilemma of how to limit the metal required to ensure sufficient heat radiation away from the engines cylinders.

COOLING DESIGN:
  1. Cylinder design incorporated externally a complex casting with an intricate web of holes and fins surrounding the cylinder bore to readily radiate the heat away from the explosion.
    1. Design principle along the cylinder walls remained consistent across all models and types involving quite wide ribs cast at regular intervals. In addition these ribs were cast with holes to facilitate air movement for cooling.
      1. Smaller models - the ribs only extended to cover the part of the cylinder exposed to combustion   
      2. Larger Models - some of these had the ribs extending virtually the full length of the cylinder. Obviously to allow greater heat dissipation.
      3. Apparently the casting process [SAND CASTING] used a one off sand type molding method individual to just one casting mated together as halves to form one complete cylinder. Evidence of the halved process can often be seen by inspection of an engine's cylinder fin casting, where the fin alignment of each half is slightly offset without detriment to the pour and machining of the cylinder bore.
        1. Refer https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sand_casting
    2. New Way used a headless design for all of their engines up till the late 1920s. This meant that there was no barrier (gasket) for heat dissipation ensuring heat was readily extracted away from the engine both via the cylinder wall and the cylinder top.
      1. Fin Design for the literal top of the cylinders changed with the models and whether used in horizontal or vertical orientation. Examples include:
        1. Radial Finned 
        2. Cross Flow fins
        3. No specific change of fins as in the case of some larger engine models where the cylinder wall fins continued all the way to the top of the cylinder.
          1. Applied to vertical 6 Hp Model D and some horizontal twin engines. 
  2. FORCED AIR FAN - A forced air system to allow air to flow past the radiating cylinder wall and cylinder top to provide sufficient cooling for all weathers and temperature conditions.
    1. Early Engine Models in both Horizontal and Vertical formats utilized a belt driven fan powered off a flywheel. 
      1. Fan was shaft mounted, screwed into the cylinder wall cooling casting.
      2. Lubrication was via a splash fed oil line from the crank case using a ball valve setup for fairly reliable supply.
        1. Owner was expected to check its supply operation to ensure reliability by a cap at the end of the oil line.
        2. Brass bush provided the bearing surface between shaft and fan housing.
      3. Very early fans were driven with a round belt from a grooved flywheel and grooved fan pully
      4. Later Fans of this style were driven by flat belt in a similar fashion from a flat faced flywheel.
      5. A Shroud [Cowl] only encompassed the cooling casting and so was compact and confined to the cooling task.
    2. Later Engine Models in the vertical format utilized a turbine fan structure (Squirrel Cage) mounted within the flywheel. A bulkier set up as it involving ducting the air from the flywheel up and over the cast cylinder cooling fin array.
      1. Provided a much simpler operating process with no oil lines, valves or belts.
        1. Less prone to breakdown.
        2. Minimal maintenance
          1. Required monitoring because the fan was very low and could become blocked with rubbish. Eg on binder engines prone to being partially choked with stalks etc.
SHROUD [COWL] PLANS

Available from the NEW WAY LIBRARY. These plans are supplied for user aware that they are supplied as an aid and a close match for some of the models specified. It is suggested that a thin cardboard template be made first to ensure that the plans suit your particular engine. Changes occurred within models, so beware.

You may find that some measurements need to be altered dependent on the thickness of material used to construct your shroud and how sharp you can make your bends. Sharp bends of course will make for greater accuracy in overall length especially where 2 x 90 degree bends are involved.

If you have an accurate shroud plan that is not listed that you want to share please email us a copy to geo.covey@gmail.com

Plans available in library or for download here:

All the Best
George



Friday, May 26, 2017

PATENTS for or by NEW WAY MOTOR COMPANY

The New Way Motor Company was by it's very nature, as pioneer in the commercial production of air cooled engines also responsible for having a multitude of patents issued both in USA and Canada.

WHY PATENT:
Behind the production of a quality product there is obviously going to be a myriad of aspects and avenues of production that need to be researched. This is especially highlighted when you keep in mind that the company made high minded claims of "Goes and Goes Right". Their target was without a doubt a quality product that would be accepted and utilized across the world.

RESEARCH :
Pioneering for success called for exhaustive research, mechanical genius and application of understanding of principles of heating and cooling as applicable to internal combustion engines. The early days of the 1900s would have been heady days for the small motor company based in a 100 Ft shed before it burst on the scene and expanded to the massive factory complex that represented the company by 1910. Generations later allied patents still refer back to the patents issued to the New Way Motor Company for reference and principles.

PROTECTION:
Patents provided some form of protection for the fledgling, innovation rich as it introduced it's Air Cooled Engines for commerce, farming, drilling, industry and the like to the world. If you are going to invest and send engines out by the train wagon load you don't want some other enterprise stealing and implementing the very ideas that set you apart.

PATENTED:


  1.  Air Cooled Engine** - "C.H. Way Engine" - US 877023 - ENGINE PATENT with specifics re lubrication and design principles.
    1. Filed March 30 1905 - Patented January 21 1908
    2. Inventor - Charles H Way
    3. Assignor - New Way Motor Company
  2. Governor For Explosion Engines ** - US877204 - GOVERNOR PATENT [specific to a flywheen mounted governor weighted with spring tension adjustment to alter engine RPM by interacting with the exhaust valve lifter. A Hit Miss governor designed for economy of fuel and economy of battery electricity on very early engines before HT magnetos were fitted. Detailed operational description on the interaction of various parts in the design is given.] 
    1. Filed May 22 1905 - Patented January 21 1908
    2. Inventor - Charles H Way
    3. Assignor - New Way Motor Company
  3. Carbureter for Explosion-Engines** -US 878824 - CARBURETER PATENT - [very early engines straight pipe style of carbureter/mixer. The carburetor is little more than a pipe with a centered and metered venturi setup. Fuel feeds from tank via an incorporated basic ball valve and simple brass jetting idea. This meters fuel into the basic but functional venturi bar course drilled to allow fuel atomization in accordance with air velocity determined by governor setting / RPM.]  
    1. Filed September 12 1907 - Patented Febuary 11 1908
    2. Inventor - William H. Newbrough
    3. Assignor - New Way Motor Company
  4. Sparker Mechanism For Engines** -US 918286 - SPARKER PATENT [contactor design for timing of spark using buzz coil / dry cell setup.]
    1. Filed April 20 1908 - Patented April 13 1909
    2. Inventor H.M. Cramer.
    3. Assignor - New Way Motor Company
  5. Explosion Engine - US 924640 - ENGINE PATENT [ Lubrication upgrade to original engine of by C.H. Way]
    1. Filed 20 April 1908 - Patented June 15 1909
    2. Inventor - Harry M. Cramer
    3. Assignor - New Way Motor Company
  6. Heat Radiating Device  - US945881 - HEAT RADIATING PATENT [ principles of cooling of cylinder by means of fins and holes cast on and around the engine cylinder wall. In particular this is applicable to the cylinders with radiating top fins as used on the very early New Way engines.]
    1. Filed October 8 1904 - Patented January 11 1910
    2. Inventor - Charles H. Way
    3. Assignor - New Way Motor Company
  7. Valve - US 1044623 - PRESSURE VALVE PATENT [ designed for the likes of high pressure spraying Machines]
    1. Filed November 18 1911 - Patented November 19 1912
    2. Inventor - Curtis L. Bailey
    3. Assignor -  New Way Motor Company
  8. Governor for Explosion Engines -US924639 - TWIN CYLINDER GOVERNOR PATENT [ giving the description and operation of a Hit Miss governor operation for a twin cylinder combustion engine. The governor was used for their early 6-7Hp twin cylinder engine]
    1. Filed April 12 1907 - Patented June 15 1909
    2. Inventor - Harry M. Cramer
    3. Assignor -  New Way Motor Company
  9. Lubricator for Explosion Engines - US1037239 - TWIN CYLINDER LUBRICATOR PATENT  [designed especially to overcome over lubrication of the second cylinder in a twin setup by limiting oil splash access to the cylinder and piston area.] 
    1. Filed December 6 1911 - Patented September 3 1912
    2. Inventor - Earl W. Goodnow
    3. Assignor -  New Way Motor Company
  10. Motor Pump - US 913701 - MOTORISED PUMP PATENT [combined compact engine and pump setup]
    1. Filed June 28 1907 - Patented March 2 1909
    2. Inventor - Harry M. Cramer
    3. Assignor -  New Way Motor Company
  11. Multiple Cylinder Pump - US 1037297 - MULTIPLE CYLINDER PUMP PATENT [high pressure pump design for orchard equipment etc.]
    1. Filed January 29 1912 - Patented September 3 1912
    2. Inventor - William H. Newbrough
    3. Assignor - New Way Motor Company
  12. Sprayer - US 918512 - SPRAYER PATENT [ utilising a compact outfit designed comprising engine, pump and spray tank]
    1. Filed March 24 1908 - Patented April 20 1909
    2. Inventor - Harry M. Cramer
    3. Assignor - New Way Motor Company
  13. Engine Mounting - US 1188242 - FARMING ENGINE MOUNT PATENT [Harvester, grain binder and potato digger engine mount]
    1. Filed November 6 1915 - Patented June 20 1916
    2. Inventor - Robert H. Branfield
    3. Assignor - New Way Motor Company 
  14. Cooling Shroud (squirrel cage) - US1247819 - COOLING DEVICE FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES [ describes the functional operation of the cooling arangement using the turbine fan mounted on the actual flywheel in a squirrell cage arrangement. Air was ducted up and over the air cooling fins on the cylinder. This style of arrangement was used engines from the late teens, for example CH model engines.] 
    1. Filed January 29 1917 - patented November 27 1917
    2. Inventor - Earl W. Goodnow
    3. Assignor - New Way Motor Company
  15. Turbine Fan - US1687541 - TURBINE FAN STRUCTURE [provides great detail just of the turbine fan structure used on New Way later model engines.] 
    1. Filed October 22 1925 - Patented October 22 1928
    2. Inventor - William F. Carmichael
    3. Assignee - New Way Motor Company
  16. Carbureter - US 1287380 - CHARGE FORMING DEVICE FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES  [provides operational principles and description of carburetet designed specifically for kerosene and heavy fuels]
    1. Filed April 17 1917 - Patented December 10 1918
    2. Inventor - Henry Manthey
    3. Assignee - New Way Motor Company
  17. Crank Shaft Lubrication - US1556970 - LUBRICATOR MEANS FOR CRANK SHAFTS IN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES [utilising drillings, passages, splash and the like to ensure good bearing lube to overcome the shortcomings of a simple splash setup.]
    1. Filed May 20 1922 - Patented October 13 1925
    2. Inventor - Harry J. Sproat
    3. Assignee - New Way Motor Company
  18. Carbureter - US 1303703 - CHARGE FORMING DEVICE FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES [Improved version of kerosene carbureter, light fuel start with kerosene running]
    1. Filed January 12 1918 - Patented May 13 1919
    2. Inventor - Henry Manthey
    3. Assignee - New Way Motor Company
  19. Adjustment Device - US 10177916A - ADJUSTING DEVICE FOR HARVESTING-MACHINES AND THE LIKE - [ Improved design facilitating easy machine adjustment for operation height and auxiliary engine's equipment weight.]
    1. Filed June 5 1916 - Patented June 4 1918
    2. Inventor - William Drummond
    3. Assignee - New Way Motor Company 
  20. Clutch - US 1192793 - CLUTCH - [Clutches design for harvester mounted engines and the like.]
    1. Filed Feburary 8 1916 - Patented July 25 1916
    2. Inventor Henry Manthey
    3. Assignee - New Way Motor Company
  21. Centrifugal Governor - US 1567101 - CENTRIFUGAL GOVERNOR FOR GASOLINE ENGINES [allowing in service adjustment of engine revs while engine is running.]
    1. Filed May 20 1922 - Patented December 29 1925
    2. Inventor - Curtis L. Bailey
    3. Assignee - New Way Motor Company
Enjoy
George


Saturday, April 22, 2017

New Way Motor Company - Early Engine Colors

NEW WAY LIVERY - Yes it's uniform.

New Way Motor Company had 2 flagship colors for the main engine body and flywheels and shroud of it's early models of engine. These were a deep red and green. In addition the intricate Cylinder castings were painted silver and company promotional lettering such as around the perimeter of the flywheel/s was painted in a deep yellow to gold color.

DECORATIVE ARTWORK
Engines were shipped well decorated with the likes of flowers on the crankcase. This applied to both the vertical and Horizontal engines. Flowers were generally depicted with leaves and white petals set on greenish stems. On vertical engines this display could be seen on the lower crankcase as well as forming a decorative border around the brass ID plate on the upper half of the crankcase.

I expect the decorative flowers touch was an effort to appeal to the farmer's wife should she be using the engine to drive a washing machine or the like in the home.

MAIN ENGINE COLORS

  • GREEN - Original, Dupont/ Dulux Olive Green 93-29609H
    • Color matched in Australia Using Dulux Metalshield QD (Quick Dry) Enamel Clear base with their Industrial Tinters the following 1 Litre formulae is a good match.
      • LB - 14.75
      • MY - 118
      • PG - 18.25
      • TW - 16.5
      • YO - 5.5
      • BU - 2.5
  • RED - Original, Dupont / Dulux  Burgundy Red 93-30420H 
    • Color matched in Australia Using Dulux Metalshield QD (Quick Dry) Enamel Clear Base with their Industrial Tinters the following 1 Litre formulae is a good match.
      • QR - 74
      • QV - 13
      • RO - 19
      • TW - 3.5
NOTE: The same colors should also be able to be achieved with Dulux Metalshield Premium enamel also using the Clear base combined with the Industrial Tinters.

Both the QD and the Premium have very good color retention in sunlight etc.

Color My World
George

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

NEW WAY powered CENTAUR TRACTOR

PROJECT CENTAUR (power plant NEW WAY)
The following restoration story and most working details were supplied by John of Tennessee to highlight and pay tribute to the New Way powered Centaur Tractor. Many thanks to him for his time and effort in providing much of the finer important detail.

MACHINE RESTORATION:
It is likely almost universal that successful restoration of a broken down machine of any sort will be a labour of love with a good feed of enthusiasm and perseverance injected at regular intervals to ensure it doesn't die on the floor. This proved to be the case yet again in the restoration of the New Way Powered CENTAUR MODEL "A" Tractor of c1921 vintage, Engine Serial Number 11880.

COMPANY HISTORY SKETCHES:
Early Centaur tractor history is very sketchy with at least some of the early models (A - F) utilizing the New Way "CH" engine. The most significant power train departure came with the fitting of the LeRoy 10Hp. 2 cylinder engine in the Model G in 1926. New Way Motor Company initially produced their CH as a 5 Hp  Engine. Later engines of this same model (CH) were rated as 6 Hp engines.

CENTAUR "MACHINE STATURE":

The Centaur Model 'A' is powered by a New Way 5Hp air cooled engine. New Way Motor Company fitted Bosch high tension magneto ignition to their throttle governed engines. In many ways the Centaur could be described as an "Iron Horse" as it's function was just that, to replace the horse with a machine. Drive was achieved by chain drive through the large cleated/spiked front steel wheels that ensured good traction in the paddock.

Versions:
  • Walk behind
  • Sulky equipped - "Ride Behind" - to get the farmer off his feet and into the seat. 
The operator, steered using handles from a type of riding sulky from which the tilling attachments were hung so providing good all round visibility. Steering while simple, utilizing long control arms for leverage is similar in principle to a modern day rotary hoe or garden tractor. Maneuverability is achieved by mounting a differential in the drive sprocket of the left front wheel. The transmission gearing provided only for one speed forward and reverse. Two large levers are mounted on the steering control arms, one for forward / reverse and the other to actuate and release the clutch. The whole set up was obviously built rugged including the clutch mechanism which can be quite a challenge to repair and understand.

CENTAUR CLUTCH OPERATION:

The CLUTCH is a double sided sliding plate design, engaged by a sliding conical device that spreads a pair of pawls, which in turn engage the first sliding plate, forcing all of the plates together, thus engaging the drive line. The plates slide on, and are kept in alignment by, an internal bushing that is attached to the transmission input shaft. Slots in the cone align with tabs on the pawls, so that when moved to the extreme position, the clutch remains engaged with out the operator having to hold the handle in the engaged position. Moving the handle to the disengaged position simply pops the pawls out of the slot and the discs move apart.

Removal of the clutch simply requires removal of either the engine or transmission, so that the two halves of the clutch can be slid apart. Disassembly is obtained by completely backing off the threaded core of the conical device from the internal bushing, which releases the sliding plates. This threaded arrangement is also the adjustment for the clutch. The plate farthest from the cone is fixed to the internal bushing and thus becomes the backing plate against which the pressure of the sliding plates is reacted. Removal of this plate requires backing off two set screws that retain the bushing to the shaft. Once removed, all of the components of the clutch are slid off the bushing.

CENTAUR REBUILD:
John's actual project:
The Centaur sulky tractor was acquired on Ebay in 2015. No information on its history was
available. It was in very poor condition, and the project called for a complete restoration. There was no data plate on the tractor, thus year of manufacture and tractor S/N is not known, however, based on the known information about the New-Way engine, is was likely manufactured in the early 1920’s.
Restoration included a complete disassembly, paint and rust removal, priming and repainting. The New Way motor was fully stripped and cleaned. 

Where possible, original fastener hardware was retained, but most had to be cut off for
disassembly, and thus was replaced with new. Major components, such as wheels,
transmission, drive gears and chain, etc. were in decent condition, owing to their sturdy design
and manufacture.

The fuel tank was rusted beyond repair, however I was fortunate to find a shop that custom
manufactured a new one, reusing the original fittings.
The New-Way engine was free and mostly in good condition, except for the deteriorated sheet
metal. With the help of George I was able to identify it as a Model CH 5HP with a 4 ½
inch bore, S/N 11880.

Initial attempts to run the engine were frustrating but all came down to using a process of elimination and finding the solution. It was determined that the valves were incorrectly timed, therefore the front cover plate was removed and the gears retimed, once again with the aid of George. At this time the cylinder was removed to inspect the bore and piston/rings,which turned out to be in excellent condition. However, once timed, it still would not run. It was time to look at the magneto - no spark!

The magneto was removed and sent to a local shop for repair, and now we had spark, but still
would not run. Carburetion was determined to be the issue and what an issue it was. 

The carburetor has a cast iron body so prone to rust and clogging of its fine passages when left idle for long periods. Many hours were spent trying to get the rust out of the cast iron carburetor. As a trouble shooting tool, an aftermarket carburetor was temporarily installed, and lo and behold, it RAN! So, back to the original carburetor. After much soaking in rust remover, boiling it, running it through the dishwasher,and poking at it endlessly with wire in the passages, it was, after multiple attempts at running finally cleared. Running on it's original carburetor - what a relief.

On the metal work side, one item that took time and patience was positioning the cooling shroud so that it didn’t interfere with the cooling fan. Bearing in mind clearance needs to be assured given the rigors of operating the tractor in a rough paddock.With it finally running smoothly, attention turned to the drive train so we could take it for a spin. It might be running, but of course that was only half the project. It needs to be operational, to work as a tractor. Everything was fine except for the clutch, which would not engage. 
Investigation revealed that the lining material was completely worn out, and that the rear disc had separated from the retaining sleeve, so, we moved back to dismantling just a little. To remove the clutch, the transmission had to be removed and the disc taken to a custom shop for renewal. The rear plate was reattached to the sleeve, which was a challenge, as the sleeve is cast iron and the plate made of steel. I was unable to find any information on the clutch, so repairing it was a trial and error learning curve. Once reassembled and adjusted, the tractor moved as it should, both forward and
reverse. 
Now I had a New Way powered Centaur Tractor that not only ran but it was also operational, likely much the same as it was when produced near 100 years ago.

Time for a new project, time to fulfill the passion of restoration once again on a new challenge.

WHERE TO:
The Centaur Tractor now has a new home. It has been acquired by the Yadkinville Museum in North Carolina. No doubt it will take pride of place with many other fine displays in the museum.

Check out the PHOTOS: (Click to view)
Stripped to Bones
Sulky
Rear End
Drive Train

Finally the photo here shows the Centaur near completely restored. Just a few trims to fit, like the shroud and fan cover pieces.


Thanks John.
Regards All.
George



Monday, March 13, 2017

NEW WAY ENGINES featured at Mt Barker Rally South Australia

"POWER OF THE PAST"
Mt Barker Machinery Restoration Club were the hosts of a great rally on both days of the first weekend of March in what they call "Power of the Past Rally".

Featured products included Howard Rotary Hoes, Ford Trucks, Volvo Cars and New Way Engines to name some key players. This of course was in addition to a massive array of all sorts of machinery from times past, with vintage cars, tractors, trucks etc.

With South Australia being a grain state, world first inventor example in grain equipment were also displayed. I was staggered at the complexity of early predominantly wooden construction grain processing machines.
The South Australian Police even had their Highway Patrol Cars represented with a fine example from the 50s.

Stationary Engines represented were from fractions of a Hp up to over 150Hp where the single flywheel alone weighed 4 tons.

NEW WAY ENGINE REPRESENTATION

New Way Engines being the feature engine were well represented with in the order of 15 engines displayed by the various Machinery Restoration Clubs from towns and cities of South Australia (apx 8) and private individuals.
Displayed and in many cases working were:

  • Jewel Model NC - 1.5 Hp - Horizontal Engines
  • Jewel Model FC - 3 Hp. - Horizontal Engine
  • Model AC - 3.5 Hp - Vertical Engines 
  • Model EC - 4.5 Hp - Vertical Engines
  • M Series Model SC - 1.5 Hp - Vertical Engine
  • F Series Model CF - 4.5 Hp - Vertical Engine
  • Model CH - 5Hp - Vertical Engine
  • Model D Type D - 6 Hp - Vertical Engine
    • Big Boy of the New Ways displayed - My favorite. It ran without missing a beat all weekend. It is a great example of a New Way in all it's finery. 
    • I watched the owner start it a couple of times on buzz coil. What a pleasure after seeing other brand engine owners start their big engines. A simple rock back against compression, it fires, you let go and it is away running. 
    • The engine was kitted out in it's original gear that included a switchable chain drive Bosch DA2 Magneto kit and the original valve lifter setup with apx 1½"fiber block housing battery save points for when Buzz coil is in operation. Both works of art in their own right. (click underline to view)

In closing, a really excellent rally and a credit to the Mt Barker organisers. It is on once more next year, again in the first weekend of March 2018.

PINNAROO MUSEUM
On our way home from the rally we called in on the Pinnaroo Museum at the Mallee Heritage Centre near the South Australian / Victorian border. What a surprise it turned out to be, with hundreds of vintage stationary engines and tractors on display including two New Way Engines -  Jewel Model FC 2.5 Hp horizontal and a 4.5 Hp Model EC vertical.
In addition there is a very large museum display of various vintage commercial  presses / printing machines. I think it is claimed to be one of the largest vintage printing press machine displays in the southern hemisphere. Well worth the visit if that is your thing.
Web address as follows:
http://community.history.sa.gov.au/mallee-tourist-and-heritage-centre

Enjoy
George

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

New Way Powered "ESTATE MOWER"

Mowing the field:- TODAY WE FEATURE A NEW WAY POWERED MOWER JUST  ADDED TO THE REGISTRY. 

In an effort to provide a little more information than in the registry we have provided basic specs in this article along with links to photos. 

New Way Power Plants
Engines built by the New Way motor Company were used on a multitude of commercial equipment as a very viable, economical, compact power source.

INCLUSIONS :-
  • Lighting and Electric Power Plants eg Marco
  • Pumping outfits (inc. complete New Way Outfits)
  • Saw Benches
  • Spraying Plants (complete New Way outfits)
  • Drilling Rig
  • Potato Diggers
  • Wood Splitter
  • Binders
  • Mowers
  • Tractors eg New Way and Centaur
  • Etc etc
The mower featured is a commercially built mower designed for the likes of  "Estate Use", gardens, links or greens. The mower is a "Cylinder" or "Reel" Mower. At this point no manufacturer of the plant has been identified.

SPECIFICATIONS :-
  • New Way Model C. H 
  • H.P. 5 SAE
  • Engine Serial No. C-5242
  • Regular (Squirrel Cage) Air Cooled
  • Speed Regular 800 RPM.
    • Range 400-900 RPM
  • Patent - Latest Dec. 10, 18
  • Dimensions:
    • Floor to top of motor = 45 in.
    • Width of mover blades (Cut) =  32 in.
    • Length front wheels to rear single roller = 47 in.
  • Power Transfer
    • Direct via Pully  to "Wide Flat Belt" for a combination belt and chain drive ensuring little power loss or slippage.
  • Cutters
    • 5 blades front mounting
AGE:-
Given the serial number of the engine it is expected that it is a mid 20s decade engine.

CONDITION:-
The motor has apparently been stored under cover since the 1930s. The condition of the whole outfit is quite remarkable given it's age. It remains in it's work clothes looking every bit the authentic "New Way" powered machine that it is. The apparent intention is that it remains "Authentic" with just a clean  and the likes of a lube and tune. 

Giving justice to a fine piece of early 20th century machinery.

PHOTOS:- (click dot point items below to view.)
Finally, if you have an "Original" New Way powered vintage outfit that we can feature then we invite you to email us details so we can do a feature on your New Way powered outfit.

Enjoy

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)