Testimonials From Happy
The excerpts below, were
taken from an R&V publication called "What a Gasolene Engine
will do for you on the Farm".
If anyone knows any of these people
or their descendants please contact me.
|Stonington, Illinois., October
Gentleman, We received your
engine yesterday, and it runs beautifully. We have it cleaned
and polished and it looks fine. The batteries and magneto are
all OK. In short, we are more than pleased with the engine.
Yours truly, E.F. Gebhardt
|Anthon, Iowa, January 21, 1910
Gentlemen, - Please send me by mail, if possible,
side bearing bushings for one of your make gasolene engines,
2 horsepower Vertical; also exhaust push-rod spring. I have
had this engine in constant use for more than seven years and
this is the first repair it has needed. It's the most obedient
piece of machinery I ever owned.
Yours truly G. F. Kane.
|Dawson, Minnesota, November 24, 1908
Gentlemen, - Replying to your letter
of recent date relative to the 18hp R&V Volume Governing
Portable Engine which I purchased from you last spring. I shipped
the engine with a 22 by 40 Large Cylinder Red River Special
(Nichols & Sheppard) Separator, to my farm at Buxton, ND,
where I un-loaded it and put it right to work with six double
teams, in wheat, oats and barley, and seven teams in flax. I
completed my threshing without stop, only for lack of bundles.
My gasolene bill for the six and one-half days' run was $29.00
- gasolene at 22 cents per gallon or about 21½ gallons per day
- about $4.75 per day for gasolene. One man ran the outfit.
Our best day's work was six hundred bushels of flax. I am thoroughly
convinced that this is the only way to thresh now, when help
is so scarce and wages so high.
Yours truly, P. J. Beltz.
|Rockford, Illinois, May 2, 1910
Gentlemen, - In regards to how the 12 hp Hit-and
Miss Portable Engine we received from you is working, must say
that we are well pleased with its work. The engine seems to
more than develop its rates horse-power and runs very smoothly.
Yours truly, Goe. C. Picken.
|Bushnell, Illinois, October 25, 1910.
Gentlemen, - I thought I would write
you a few lines in regards to a wood-sawing outfit, as I bought
a 6 horsepower three years ago through Jno. M. Brant Company.
It is an R&V engine, and has proved to be a success, and
I can recommend it very highly for sawing wood.
Yours truly, Ray Clupper.
|Milbank, South Dakota, March 2, 1909
Gentlemen, - In reply to yours of
February 10, would say that I am more than pleased with the
8hp engine I purchased from you. It has plenty of power and
runs as steady and noiseless as a steam engine. The Ideal Theatre
is showing the best picture in the Northwest. A better picture
could not be shown anywhere. There is something that makes this
possible. It is the steady light furnished by the R&V engines
and Minneapolis Electric machinery Co. dynamo.
Yours truly, W. C. Miller.
|Stonington, Illinois, November 14, 1910.
Dear Sirs, - The 6 hp Hopper Cooled
Hit-and-miss engine I purchased of you is giving excellent satisfaction.
It is pulling a Marseilles Corn Elevator having sixty-five feet
of drag and elevator. The machine is loaded to its utmost capacity,
but the engine seldom takes two consecutive impulses, which
shows that the engine pulls its load easily. The engine is rated
at 320 rpm, but I have decreased the speed to 250. This also
shows that the engine has power to spare. It does its work smoothly
Yours truly, J. H. Gebhart.
|Watertown, Wisconsin, October 8, 1910.
Gentlemen, - Your 2½ horsepower Vertical
"Easy Cooler" is the "Candy Boy" to run
the Wisconsin Sanitary Cow-milking Machines, as it has some
features very much needed with a milking machine outfit.
Yours truly, Bramer & Wolff, per L. N.
|Morrison, Illinois. August 2, 1910.
Gentlemen, - About a year ago I purchased
a 6 horsepower Vertical 'R&V" Engine of your agents,
Stone & McLaughlin, and find it perfect in every way. It
will develop at least 8 horsepower I have been comparing it
with other makes, and if I were to buy another engine today
it would be an R&V.
Yours truly, Henry Newendigh.
|Menomonie, Wisconsin, December 28, 1909.
Gentlemen, - About eight or ten years
ago I bought one of your 8 horsepower stationary engines and
have done all kinds of work with it. Two years ago this winter
I ran a large Kansas City Hay Press with it, which the year
before had been run by a 12 hp engine of a different make. On
figuring up the winter's work we found that we averaged one
and one-half tons of hay per day more than the previous winter,
when the 12hp engine was used. The amount of oil - gasolene
- used was six and one-half gallons per day, against 12 gallons
the year before. Since that time I have used the engine on a
boat, 8 by 46 which I built for hauling stone on the Red Cedar
River, and as there always were a number of people that wanted
to go up the river for picnics, I put seats on the boat and
began to run excursions. I bought a ferry boat from the city,
for which the city had no use after the bridge was built, and
was surprised that the engine(R&V 8hp) handled both of these
boats against a four-mile current up river and handled 136 passengers
to a load. Both boats are clumsy affairs, and the ferry boat
is 16 by 32, both of heavy plank. I am now building a passenger
boat 16 by 64, and ask if you build any marine double cylinder,
or four cylinder engines, and if so, please give me prices on
Yours truly, Carl Pieper.
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