In1898 the Buffalo Gasolene Motor Company organized for the purpose of building a motor
that would meet the growing need of a strictly high grade engine. Our machines at once met
with the approval of the public, and by using the best material that could be had, the
favor with which our engine was received has grown so that we have had to increase our
plant three different times, and are now contemplating a large addition.
We have not lost sight of the fact, however, with the increasing business, the importance
of watching every detail in the construction, and we do not hesitate to repeat what has
often been told us by the best engine users of both this and foreign countries, "that
the BUFFALO excels in compactness and neatness".
The Buffalo motor is not of the large cumbersome type, nor is it built so light that it
will not stand constant and hard usage. We have a medium weight motor, built of the best
material obtainable, and is the embodiment of all the advantages common to the best
engines of today, as well as a number of important features peculiar to itself.
Trusting that this catalogue will interest you and that we will have the pleasure of
serving you, we remain, Yours very truly
Buffalo Gasolene Motor Co.
A Brief Description
Our motors are all of the four cycle type, which are the most practical, economical and
reliable engines built. In designing our motors simplicity and easy access to every part
was kept in view, and we now have a motor that is easy to operate, and every part can be
easily removed without disturbing any other part. The crank shafts in our motors are steel
forgings on which are adjusted ring oilers, by means of which the oil is thrown into the
bearings, thus making lubrication positive and doing away with the splash system, which is
neither desirable nor reliable. The ring oilers, main base bearings and cylinders are
lubricated by means of a neat multiple oiler, which is put on the motor in such a way that
it can be adjusted and kept horizontal even if the motor is set at an angle in the boat.
The connecting rods are also steel forgings having an adjustment at the top for the
cross-head. The uprights, cams, valves and lifters are also made of the best steel; the
valve lifters are made of square stock and work in bronze casings which are put into the
crank chamber, thus preventing them from rusting or sticking.
Both inlet and exhaust valves are mechanically operated, and the valve cams instead of
being pinned on the cam shaft are held in place by means of Woodruff keys, making it
possible to easily remove them and to also get them back in exactly the right position.
Our motors are equipped with the jump spark or the make and break system of ignition. Our
make and break spark plugs are perfection, and can be easily removed from the motor. The
sparker cams are carried on a square cam shaft, which renders it impossible for the cam to
slip and get out of time.
All our motors are equipped with a float feed carburettor, by means of which they can be
throttled to a very slow speed and still get an equal amount and quality of mixture; this
can be done without flooding, which is of great importance, especially in a cabin boat.