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, August 4, 2016

John Deere General Catalog 5 - 1912

The New Way Motor Company obviously had a strong relationship with John Deere which extended over some years. John Deere strongly promoted the New Way Engines and Associated Power Plants as is amply illustrated and promoted in it's 1912 general catalog. John Deere's great centers of PORTLAND, SPOKAINE, SEATTLE and BOISE form the promotional backbone of the catalog.

Of significance in this developmental relationship was evidenced in the mid-teens of the 20th century when the Deere  enterprise was involved in tractor development with "New Way" utilizing their twin Cylinder Air cooled engine.

We have added an extract of the John Deere General catalog 5 to the "New Way" library. It is a 36 page document provided compliments of Heritage Acres Museum, Victoria BC, Canada, who are also the proud owners of a New Way Horizontal Twin Cylinder Engine.


  • John Deere introduction highlights including the world first "Steel Plow" of 1837.
  • "New Way Air Cooled Verticals - 2½, 3½ and 6 Hp engines.
  • Twin Cylinder enclosed crankcase "Splash Lube" illustration
  • 8 and 12 Hp Twin Cylinder illustration and description with force fed oiler (Hancock) and Bosch HT magneto
  • Pully and Friction Clutch Pully options.
  • New Way Jewel - single cylinder horizontal engines of 1½ and 2½ Hp
  • New Way Rapid Power Sprayers No 2 and No 4 with detailed pump descriptive illustrations showing detailed interconnection between  the physical pumps and engines.
  • John Deere Portable Saw outfit - a portable 4 wheel mounted outfit driving 26 or 28 inch saw optioned with a range of New Way single or 7 Hp twin engines.
  • "New Way Traction Saw" is excellently illustrated and a detailed description supplied as to it's workings. It is a self propelled wood sawing outfit in a genuine early tractor format.
  • Sled Mounted "Rapid" Gas Engine Drag Saw utilising either the 3½ and 4½ Hp. vertical engines is well illustrated and described in detail.
  • Eveready primary cell illustration as may have been used to replace factory fitted "New Way" cells use on "New Way" Buzz coils.
  • Vertical Type "C" color plate
  • Horizontal Jewel Color plate
  • "New Way Motor Company" Factory B/W plate.
You can download yourself a free copy for your private use from our library at this address. It is a great document of with good illustrations and very informative descriptive material.

Extract John Deere Catalog 5, 1912

For further "New Way" documents simply choose from those in the library on the registry site.

Library Link

There are currently about 90 documents to choose from.


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