Stover Gas Engine Registry

Joe Maurer provides shipping information about Stover gas engines, straight from the factory records.

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Stover Mfg. & Engine Co. enthusiast Joe Maurer is the current custodian of the Stover gas engine factory records. For the last few years, Joe has been offering Stover owners shipping information about their engines by looking up their serial numbers. He has also compiled all of the engines he's looked up into a growing Stover registry, which you'll find below.

The Stover records are made available through the courtesy of the Stephenson County Antique Engine Club, Freeport Ill. The records are stored at the Silver Creek Museum, which is owned by the Engine Club. Donations are not required but any donation received for looking up Stover numbers go to the preservation of the records.

There are more than 2,000 engines on the registry in the PDF below and it will be updated periodically. Some of the codes that will help you read it are as follows:
• wom (without Mag)
• w/mag
• h&m (hit-and-miss)
• tg (throttling governor)
• hb (half base on tank cooled engines)
• fb (full base)
• port (portable on tank cooled engines)
• plain (early upright engine without built in pump jack)
• pumper (early upright with pump jack)
• vert (vertical engine)
• Jr. (stands for Junior which is sometimes in the records)

If you'd like to have you engine looked up, contact Joe by email at toadhill@aeroinc.net or by phone at (815) 443-2223.

Download a free PDF of the most current version of this registry (updated 5/25/2012). 

To download this PDF, you'll need to make sure you have the most current version of Adobe Reader, which is a safe and free program that allows you to view and print PDF files. Click here to download the latest version.

Once you've installed the latest version of Adobe Reader, simply click the link above. Once the Stover Registry loads, you'll be able to right click with your mouse and "Save as" or "Print" the PDF, or you can choose to browse the Registry in your browser window. When you open the PDF, we recommend you change the page display percentage to 75% for optimum viewing. If you have any trouble, please email online editor Beth Beavers.

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matt cuddy
12/31/2012 11:22:54 PM

I have a 1921 Stover K model, 1 & 1/2 HP, hit-or-miss S/N K144770. It's got a Webster mag and igniter, runs perfect, no cracks or welds, a hot head motor in original shape (read that no paint, nice brown patina.) It's on an original cart, and starts on the first spin of the right flywheel. Flywheels run true, no slop, and the person who sold it to me put a new wrist pin and rings in it. I constructed my own exhaust system out of brass, with a Bombay Taxi Horn as the final exhaust piece. Sounds fantastic. I had the Webster re-built by Mikes Magneto and it made a big difference in starting, also got some new points for the igniter. Thanks for the forum. Matt Cuddy, Burbank, CA


ralph beamer
8/27/2012 1:38:54 PM

I have a Stover MV - 5 engine that was on a orchard srayer , the cart and spray tank was wood and in bad shape , the owner covered engine with a piece of tin and that was what saved it the owner was 90 yrs old and glad someone wanted it . This engine was found outside of Gettysburg , Pa in a fence row .


darel leipold_1
6/8/2010 4:37:37 PM

I have a 3 HP on iron. It is marked "3HP". It appears to be the same as the 3HP Stover illustrated in my 1914 Lindsey Bros catalog. It is painted, original, green. Did Stover manufacture engines for sale through other distributers that did not have the Stover name plate?


darel leipold_2
6/8/2010 4:37:01 PM

I have a 3 HP on iron. It is marked "3HP". It appears to be the same as the 3HP Stover illustrated in my 1914 Lindsey Bros catalog. It is painted, original, green. Did Stover manufacture engines for sale through other distributers that did not have the Stover name plate?