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, July 31, 2013


Australian New Way Engine
Word has it that New Way engines were also made in Lansing Michigan USA.
But as we all know those Yankees love a conspiracy so here is proof that they were actually made in Australia in large volumes. Were they ever made in US, it makes you wonder.

This is an excerpt from Australias newspaper archive (TROVE). The newspaper was located in Adelaide, Capital of South Australia but the article was essentially carried in 3 major city Newspapers around the time.

Chronicle (Adelaide) 24 September 1921
J. H. HORW00D and CO., LTD,

“New-Way” Engines have been offered
by this company continually for the last
15 years, and it is only of late that Messrs.
Horwood and Co., Ltd., have commenced
Manufacturing “New-Way” Engines in
Australia on a large scale. Only one size
is made at present, but with modern tools
and equipment, 4½ “New-Way” Engines
are now being produced in large quantities
at the company's up-to-date works in

It should be pointed out that Horwoods had been in Manufacturing and/or Foundry enterprise for around 80 years at that time so it is expected would easily tool up for their New Way production.

Interesting when you see it in Black and White. So now you've seen it, we know they made New Way engines in the following countries:
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Michigan USA
Everyone, Newspaper Archives are a great place to start in researching your old oily or Hit and Miss engine.

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