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What is this engine going on the auction block at Cabin Fever?
« on: January 16, 2020, 10:16:19 pm »
Picture is one that Danny posted... I see a name, so I guess I have that, but what was the engine's original use?

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I guess the main reason for my interest in this engine is that I seen it "in the flesh" at a local threshing show in MN 11 1/2 years ago. When I first seen Danny's picture, I thought it was a sister engine, but looking at the paint chips, it is the exact same engine, with some added dust and fur  :D  I sat and talked with the owner for quite some time that day and found out that he bought it in the flea market just moments ahead of me.

Here it is in July of 2008... a little cleaner looking

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Appears it is a Ahaigh York , the current owner didn't keep care of it very well , it has noticeably deteriorated.
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Appears it is a Ahaigh York , the current owner didn't keep care of it very well , it has noticeably deteriorated.

The new owner in 2008 was quite old and not in the best looking health... I assume he has passed.
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Here is some low quality video I took of it back then

https://youtu.be/Eh5iqa425Hs
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Danny has let me know that the engine sold for $2400 without commission. And to think I missed out on it by minutes at a flea market where the guy hinted that it sold very low, as in $100 or so.
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I was the under bidder on this one, very well built machine

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I was the under bidder on this one, very well built machine
Any information on the engine?
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As Bruce mentioned, the plaque says Ahaigh York. (Could be York USA or York England) Looks like a real working engine, heavily built, similar to Bishoff. The oilers’ style are not German, English, or American; just unique, but to me is not worth more than $2500 including the 20% commission & tax. Someone got a very good machine though

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A very complete engine. I agree with Mike that it brought all the money. Definitely the most money in the room in my three years of attendance. A Trump Bump Year.

Mike got the deal of the CF Auction IMHO with a Boucher Boiler at the end of the Auction.

But, Jed got the best deal.......I will leave it to Jed to share the rest of the story. 🤠

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It may be  A. Haigh.

That said I know little more about it other than it seemed to be an exceptional piece that is both stout and elegant... and... oh yes....heavy!

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Here's some more pictures I took of it in '08















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As Bruce mentioned, the plaque says Ahaigh York. (Could be York USA or York England) Looks like a real working engine, heavily built, similar to Bishoff. The oilers’ style are not German, English, or American; just unique, but to me is not worth more than $2500 including the 20% commission & tax. Someone got a very good machine though


If you really want that engine you should give the buyer a call.
His name is John Rozevink. He is a prolific antique engine collector, trader, dealer. He can be reached at 419-789-1159


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Appears it is a Ahaigh York , the current owner didn't keep care of it very well , it has noticeably deteriorated.

It is too bad the engine looks worse. I hope the new owner spruces it up.

As for Darlington, I suspect it's Darlington in England.

Nick, you missed out on a tremendous deal even if it was worth only a $100 as it is such a fine piece. In 2008, I think I would have offered him $500 on the spot for it. I never see such things at flea market area at the tractor shows. Admittedly I only skim them as I'd rather look at the machinery. (There is a lot at the market area that wouldn't interest many.)

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So Nick, the guy demonstrating it was the new owner? Looks like he was very happy with it. Clearly he would not have sold it for any price.

 

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