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

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 - }

 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

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


  1. George, I recently purchased a New Way Model EH vertical twin. It is now in running condition. How do I register this engine on your website? Please let me know.


    Mike Breen
    Chaplin, Ct 06235

    1. Sorry George, I meant a horizontal twin Model EH