GALLOWAY Serial Number List

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I first became interested in the Galloway Company history when I restored my great-grandfather's 7 HP Galloway saw rig. Since then I have collected several original catalogs and a number of copies of original literature. I also put out a request through ads in GEM for anyone with Galloway engines to send me the serial numbers of their engines along with any thing else that they might know, such as the horsepower rating, manufacturing date (known through an original receipt, instruction book, or certificate), air or water cooled, etc. I did this because apparently all the Galloway Company records have been lost and there are no known serial number and manufacturing date lists in existence.

About forty kind owners have obliged me so far. I would like to thank all the folks who have taken the time to write and provide me with the information on their engines. This ongoing project would not be possible without the cooperation of the individual Galloway owners.

This list is by no means meant to be a complete representation of serial numbers. However, you can gather some idea of dates of manufacture from the few that are known. For instance, the roundrods were replaced with cast crankshafts around 1915 along with the introduction of the Masterpiece Six, as can be seen with #27515. The list also raises questions about all the 7 HP engines in the 40,000 number range. Were there more 7 HP engines made than any other? Or, were they saved from the scrap drives because they were too bulky to haul off? (Or too valuable on the farm to be let go.) Also, in what order did Galloway assign serial numbers? It would appear that they used them basically in numerical order with a few exceptions. Were the numbers attached at the end of the manufacturing process after the engine was tested, with some being 'reassigned' if that particular engine failed its test, or, were they handed out in the shop to be attached hap -hazardly? And why weren't the Handy Andy engines given a serial number? (One Handy Andy I saw had 'AC1011' stamped on the nameplate.) If anyone has any ideas, please drop me a line.

One way or the other, I hope the list provides at least some idea of when a particular Galloway engine was built. Hope fully I can acquire more information as time goes on and other Galloway owners share it with me. So if you own a Galloway engine or know of one, please let me know all you can about it. Also, if anyone has any original Galloway literature that I can copy, please let me know that too.

GALLOWAY SERIAL NUMBERS

SERIAL NUMBER

HORSE POWER

MANU. DATE

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

2191

1 ?

 

air cooled,

   

Webster mag. #1016212 AMM

2983

2?

  

3129

5

 

roundrod

3468

5

 

roundrod, water cooled

3828

2?

  

3996

1?

 

air cooled

4351

2?

 

water cooled

6236

1?

 

Boss of the Farm, water cooled

7128

5

 

hopper cooled roundrod

7811

5

 

tank cooled roundrod

9665

5

 

roundrod

11170

2?

  

11601

1?

 

Boss of the Farm, air cooled

12372

7?

 

roundrod

13308

2?

  

14697

1?

 

water cooled

15189

5

 

roundrod

15542

1?

 

air cooled

17046

2?

  

19226

5

 

roundrod, ran line shaft in wood shop

19243

5

 

used on hay press

19430

1?

 

air cooled

19557

2?

 

water cooled

19959

1?

 

water cooled

25709

5

3/24/14

original certificate

26172

6

 

sawrig

27014

2?

  

27515

6

 

Masterpiece Six

27871

6

 

Masterpiece Six

28389

6

1915

original receipt

28624

6

  

29586

2?

 

water cooled

29887

2

 

water cooled

31283

2?

 

factory cart

32557

2?

  

32568

2?

  

34960

6

  

36593

7

 

factory trucks

36893

6

5/22/17

original certificate

38354

6

1916

 

39218

4

1917

original receipt

40044

6

 

sawrig

40131

7

7/1/19

has dated instruction book

41190

7

  

41306

7

 

factory trucks, clutch pulley

41456

7

WWI

 

41679

7

  

42448

7

 

factory trucks, clutch pulley

42628

9

4/27/20

 

44368

7

 

factory trucks, clutch pulley

44638

7

1918

saw blade

44941

7

1927

sawrig

45094

7

 

sawrig

45969

7

 

Webster mag. #1032588 AMM

45988

7

 

sawrig

46865

3

  

46964

7

 

sawrig, Web. mag. #1013960 AMM

47649

5

 

ran line shaft in furniture shop

?

1?

1926-35

Handy Andy

?

1?

1926-35

Handy Andy

?

1?

1926-35

Handy Andy

?

1?

1926-35

Handy Andy

?

1?

1926-35

Handy Andy