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

Thursday, March 13, 2014


The Parent.

The New Way Motor Company exported their motors all over the world. Being based in Lansing Michigan the were in the USA industrial hub of innovation for virtually all things mechanical. Given their claims of innovation and quality is to be expected they would have alliances with other companies of like mind. One of these were "John Deere" and in this they were involved in tractor development with the  7.5 H.p. Horizontal Single Cylinder and later the New Way Horizontal Twin Engines.

International Expansion in Production.
Production of New Way Engines also occurred in Canada and Australia. New way had it's own factory in Canada while in Australia production was limited to agents etc with their own production facilities.

Development and Sales 
While The New Way Motor Company had all the skills in their own right for the production of Stationary engines they did call upon the likes of engineers from "John Deere" to be involved in development of their tractors namely those powered by their twin Cylinder Horizontal engines. John Deer engineers spent some time at New Way Facilities in the development of their tractor.

New Way Tractors were ordered internationally from the likes of Egypt from as early as 1910. While it cannot be said for certain it is quite likely that John Deere company was involved in early development stages for attachment design etc for connection to the Egyptian Ordered New Way tractors.
To Quote - "furnishing power for a number of machines used by farmers"

John Deere did not actually produce a prototype engine driven tractor until 1916. 

Editorial statements on company development and production is found in "Gas Engines" in 1910. These are very definitive and show New Way Motor Company enthusiasm in it's Tractor Production as related to the inventors.

Egyptian Connection - Egypt has it's pyramids but, do any New Way Tractors remain in Egypt. In a dry country there is every possibility that they could have survived and to this day some may lie along the edges of the Nile discarded unused and possibly no longer appreciated.

Enjoy the New Way

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