Welcome to our home site, now dedicated to the memory of my late husband, Ted.
We were blessed to have shared 22 wonderful years of marriage.
Ted died unexpectedly on 8/22/06, at age 57 after braving diabetes complications for several years, in a wheelchair.

He will be missed by many.

He was proud of his partner, Don Miller, who is carrying on the torch of the reproduction of ignitors and
magneto repair and who also shared the love of Old Iron, with Ted.

This site will remain but you may contact Don Miller directly at bjdeere1935@sbcglobal.net or by phone: 816-506-7920.

Ted would thank all of you, as do I, for your friendship and kindness shared with us over the years.

By the way, he looked good in his Bib Overalls and White T-Shirt, at his final viewing.
All that was missing was an ignitor in his hand!

Jennifer Brookover


Welcome to my obsession!!! I am Ted Brookover, AKA Ignitors, and I love Old Iron. This site is dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the machines that built this nation!

My wonderful wife of 17 years, Jennifer, and I live in Kansas City, Missouri. We have no children but enjoy spoiling our two nephews Raymond and Jason and going to engines shows. I am 52 years old and have been in the Old Iron Hobby for 27 years.

At the bottom of this page, you will find links to many more pages of pictures and information, If I can be of any assistance please feel free to contact me.

I was fortunate enough to be able to travel to Australia in September of 1998, Here are some thumbnails of my trip to Australia that I think you will enjoy.


 Locomotive under restoration at Cowra NSW

 Cactus on the Road near Wellington NSW

 11 HP. Austral at Bathurst NSW

 Hart-Parr Australian Special at Byron Bay NSW

 A Large Portable Marshall Steam Engine at Gunnedah NSW

 The Boiler Room at The Turon Tech. Museum

 The Pacific From Geoff Wadsworths Shed

 A Typical Australian Contry Hotel/Pub


 Ignitor Identification Page
 This page deals with the use of Ignitors, (that's with an "o", not igniters with an "e", if you want to know the difference, just "Trust Me") as a means of identifying the manufacturer of a particular engine. Some companies built and sold engines to many contractors who badged the engines and claimed to be the manufacture, however, they rarely went to the trouble to re-engineer the ignition system. So if you are trying to find parts for that extremely rare "Rollscanardly" that no one has ever heard of, it might help to find that it was built by Hercules, Nelson Bros. Waterloo or some other builder of fairly common engines.  This page does not deal with Magneto Brackets, Ignitor Plugs, Plugoscilators or any other contraption other than Low Tension Ignitors, Rule of Thumb, if a magneto is in it, on it or even close to it, it ain't on this page. One more thing, if your engine has a spark plug that is screwed into a plate that is in turn bolted to the head or the side of the cylinder, you are more than likely missing the original ignitor, it was a very common trick, back in the day, to throw away the ignitor and rig a "Wipe" timer on the engine and use a Model T buzz coil and a spark plug.






 Edd Paynes Page

 Edd Payne's Galloway

 North Kansas City BBQ Show

 A Visit AT Kenny Wolf's Collection

 Kinser's Ruff and Tumble 99

 Portland 1999

 First Mo-Kan Antique Power Asso. Meeting of 2000

 Pictures From Henty NSW, Australia

 Lathrop Small Farmers Reunion

 If you have comments or suggestions, email me at ignitors@sbcglobal.net

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