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Novo Engine No.75579 is the answer for Week 444 of Orofino History Trivia a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country.

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Monday: Its green

Tuesday: Is bolted to a cart that holds it

Wednesday: Shipped from Lansing, MI in 1922

Thursday: Provided a power source for different operations

Friday: Was used at the Standard Oil plant until 1932

Saturday: When plant's pumps were electrified in 1932, it was purchased by Joe Tarola.

Monday: Used on Tarola's frm operation for many different jobs

Tuesday: Joe Tarola sold it to Ray Schlader in 1947.

Novo Engine No. 75579 was shipped from the Novo Engine Co. of Lansing, MI in 1922 and installed in the Standard Oil Company bulk petroleum plnat in Orofino. The 4-horse power internal combustion engine ran on gasoline and operated the pumping system to transfer liquid fuels from the railroad tank cars to the plant's storage tanks.

In 1932, the pumps were electrified and the engine was purchased by Joe Tarola andused on his farm operation for many different jobs. He sold it in 1947 to Ray Schlader of Orofino. Ray passed away and Gene Tarola purchased the engine from the Schlader estate in May 2000. Gene completed a total restoration in June 2001.

The Novo Engine is now housed at the Clearwater Historical Museum.

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