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, July 27, 2014

"NEW WAY Motor Company" Mutual Benefit Association

With over 70 documents in the New Way Library we have just added an informative and enterprising social document of the "New-Way" Motor Company of Lansing Michigan.

The 1913 Constitution expressly provided benefits for all workers of the New Way Motor Company as seen here. [Who wouldn't work for the progressive New Way Motor Company?]

  • Membership compulsory for all "New Way Motor Company employees for minimal contribution.
  • PRINCIPLE - To practice "charity" and brotherly consideration which tends to more closely bind the fraternal union between man and man.
  • OBJECT - The object of this association shall be to create a fund for the aid and relief of its members in case of disabling sickness.
  • Insurance was provided
  • Flowers sent to sick members.
  • Death benefits
  • One of the "orders of business" at regular meetings was:- Does any Member know of any sick member or any members family in want or distress.
Have a look in the library. Here is THE CONSTITUTION LINK.It's the last one in the table. The photo here shows a downloaded book stapled and bound.

If you want to help us and other enthusiasts with a document, we would love to hear from you. See if yours is listed in the library, and if not - over to you.
For example we are still looking for the instruction of the early 6/7 Hp Horizontal Twins. If you have an original you only need copy it and send it to us. We clean it up and add it to the library for all enthusiasts benefit.

Enjoy your read - smell the Flowers.

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