Matthews Engineering Co. Circa 1920

Engines A to Z: Matthews Engineering Co. engine manufactured in Sandusky, Ohio.


A circa 1920 Matthews engine built by Matthews Engineering Co., Sandusky, Ohio.

Photo By Jim Herber

Content Tools

Company: Matthews Engineering Co., Sandusky, Ohio
Year: Circa 1920
Serial number: A23271
RPM: 1000
Bore: 3-1/16-inch
Stroke: 3-inch
Flywheel diameter: 12 inches
Lubrication: Splash
Cooling: Radiator, thermosyphon
Additional info: This unit was originally mounted on a heavy cast iron base with direct coupled 110 VOC 1000 watt generator. I modified the output shaft, then added a flat belt pulley to make it look like a stationary engine with engine cart.

Owner: Jim Herber

We are currently accepting submissions for engine names starting with the letters M-S. If you'd like to see your engine in A-Z, please send a photo and complete engine info to Gas Engine Magazine, 1503 S.W. 42nd St., Topeka, KS 66609 or submit your engine by email at