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, June 19, 2013

NEW WAY OUTFIT WOODWORK - Assembled in Portland Oregon

We have just found documentation DATED 1911 quoting an executive of the New Way Motor Company stating that metal products were sent from Lansing Michigan (east) to the west for assembly with/on timber products.  Timber was sourced locally and since Portland is near the Oregon border, this likely meant from Washington State or Oregon.
Presently we are trying to find out if the installation and timber work was done by a contract company in Portland or by a woodworking outpost of New Way along with actual location and duration of operation.

We know that New Way produced many different types of outfits. These included ranges of Pressure Sprayers, Pumps, Portable Trucks and sleds etc. The fact that they sent the metal to the timber likely indicates a high timber volume requirement and an expertise located in the west coast.

The closeness to the coast and export facitities likely made Portland an ideal location with plentiful quality timber in the hinterlands. With Australia being a high volume export destination for New Way Equipment the West Coast presented an ideal international freighting opportunity.

A New Way Fan

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