Box 21, Rochert, Minnesota 56578
A while ago I decided to compile a list of engine manufacturers and the trade names they were sold under. I soon found this to be a very difficult task indeed. Many of the trade name companies bought their engines from a number of different manufacturers such as Economy engines that were built by Sparta, Hercules or Stover. There were many companies in different parts of the country that were building or selling engines under that same name that were not related. Some companies would try to copy a popular name by slightly changing the spelling-like Andersen and Anderson.
I have included a list of some of the more common engines and I hope to expand this as time permits. If anyone has any additions or corrections to this list, please send it so that everyone may benefit. I have prepared the list as accurately as possible, but I can make mistakes so if anyone detects a discrepancy, feel free to make corrections.
A trade name may be listed under more than one manufacturer because the trade name company may have bought engines from more than one manufacturer. Also, it may be two or more unrelated trade name companies using the same name. Some of the trade name companies changed the engines slightly by using different ignition systems, mixers, fuel tank location, etc. Some even specified some casting changes while others were identical except for paint.
Alamo Engine Company Hillsdale, Michigan
Empire - Flying Dutchman - Rock Island - Alamo - McVicker - Standard. Also supplied parts and castings for Taylor Vacuum.
Associated Mfg. Company Waterloo, Iowa
Associated - Banner - Milwaukee United - Iowa.
Cushman Motor Works Lincoln, Nebraska
Cushman - Cushman Cub - Farm Master - late Massey Harris.
Field Brundage Engine Works Jackson, Michigan
Atlanta - Champion - Downes Special - Hummer - Hisco - Sattley - Wolverine - Macleod.
Hercules Corporation Evansville, Indiana
Hercules - Ajax - Atlas - Champion - Economy - Enen - Keystone - Reeco - Rohaco - Williams - Thermoil - Jaeger - Arco.
Nelson Brothers Co. Saginaw, Michigan
Bohan Dixie King - Detroit - Dunn's - Efficiency - El Bro - Essex - EverReady - Franklin - Gray - Hush - Little Jumbo - Jumbo - Little Trojan - Lyons - Drew - Mandt - Minnekota - Monarch - Maynard - Ontario - P & O - Samsco - Sandow - Sheldon - Sunpower - John M - Smyth 1? HP - Sun - Trojan - Unito.
Waterloo Gas Engine Company Waterloo, Iowa
Big Chief - Faultless - Hustler - Sandow - Unito - Waterloo Boy - Wonder.
Warner Manufacturing Co. Ottawa, Kansas
Warner - Ottawa - Giant
Witte Engine Works Kansas City, Missouri
Witte - Mecco - Trojan - H & P