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, September 7, 2010

New Way Motor Company History in Brief

New Way Motor Company Concise History-
  • Born out of the Clarkemobile Company (Auto), the New Way Motor Company commencing operations in 1905. http://www.american-automobiles.com/Clarkmobile.html
  • William Newbrough as treasurer and Charles Way engineer, were the prime movers of the company with Charles Way as the prime ideas man for the Air Cooled Engines produced by the company.
  • Automobiles continued to be produced using New Way engines till 1907.
  • The New Way Motor Company main manufacturing facility was at 706 Sheridan with documentation generally referring to Lansing, Michigan.
    • Fire played an important part in the company early history. Production actually commenced in a combined facility little more than a simple shed 100 feet long.
    • By 1910 with product demand and expansion the company was operating from a massive well serviced factory. 
  • The Motor company was instrumental in the establishment of the New Way Mutual Benefit Association to see to the welfare of staff in times of sickness etc. 
    • Indicative of a company with a forward thinking social conscience
  • New Way manufactured 1 and 2 cylinder Air Cooled engines  up to 12 Hp in horizontal and vertical cylinder format
  • Vertical single cylinder 3.5 Hp and 6Hp horizontal twin cylinder Type C aircooled "Hit Miss" vertical engines were among the first productions. These were quickly followed by a 2.5Hp single cylinder version of the same Type C 
  • Engines were said to have good power to weight ratio for their time of production. Attributed mainly to the fact that no water tank for cooling was required.
  • Peak of production saw engines sent off by train in wagon loads. The New Way Motor Company manufacturing facility was well serviced by rail track right to factory dispatch.
  • Some of the last model innovations introduced in 1928 involved innovative cooling principles and methods still in use on modern day air cooled engines. 
    • Their Patents were ground breaking. Patents of today still refer back to the innovative early patents of the New Way Motor Company such was their importance in design and principle in combustion engines.
      • Heat radiation
      • Cooling
      • Air Ducting
      • Carburation
      • Mixed Carburation [petroleum start, kerosene/distillate run]
      • High Pressure pumps
      • Governors [Hit Miss]
      • Governors [Throttle Governed] - including adjustment while running similar to modern day air cooled engines
      • Enclosed bearing lubrication - grooved and "drilled" shaft for assured supply.
  • New Way motors continued to be produced to the 1930s when the company went into receivership, though another company New Way Engine and Machine Company continued until 1940. 
The following extract from The Engines of Lansing, by Dave Pfaff, copyright Feb. 2004 is used with permission. (Historian R.E. Olds Transportation Museum)

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