Badger Steam & Gas Engine Swap Meet Puts Stover Engines In the Ring
Stover engines fit right in at the Badger Steam & Gas Engine Club’s annual swap meet and auction in Baraboo, Wis.
At $2,300, we would consider this the buy of the Badger Steam & Gas Engine Club auction. These upright Stovers are rare, and while the engine needed a little TLC, it was still well worth the money. The records tell us that this engine is a 4 HP Type YB shipped to P.T. Legare, Quebec, Canada, on Jan. 15, 1912. Stover shipped many engines to Legare. The nameplate indicates this is a “Freeport” engine.
Waiting for a new owner is this Stover Type TB (CT2) that was shipped to the Jaeger Machine Co., Columbus, Ohio, on Jan. 3, 1939. This engine would have been used on a cement mixer.
Stover sometimes labeled their engines as “The Freeport” and this 1912 Type YB engine is so marked. The actual Stover records almost never describe the Freeport engines as such. We have seen the Freeport designation as early as 1903 and as late as 1918. There appears to be no difference from a regularly marked Stover, although it makes an interesting ID plate. Since the horsepower isn’t marked, Stover may have left Legare of Canada to decide how powerful to make it. The records call it a 4 HP.
Carl Wood of Wheatland, Iowa, had this fine Stover Type KA for sale in the flea market area. This nice running engine was shipped to the Kwik Mix Manufacturing Co., Port Washington, Wis., on August 16, 1926. At $500, this would have made someone a good engine to display.
A nice solid Type KA Stover at the Badger Steam & Gas Engine Club Spring Swap Meet consignment auction. This engine was shipped to Kwik Mix Mixer Co., Port Washington, Wis., on March 5, 1926. It would have been on a cement mixer.