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.

Freeport Stover Engine Label
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.