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Beloit, Wis.

Year: 1912-14
Horsepower: 6
Additional info: This engine was saved and restored by Bart Cushing.


Lansing, Mich.

Company: United Engine Co.,
Lansing, Mich.
Year: 1915-1927
Horsepower: 2-1/4
Serial number: No serial no. or tag as it powered a cement mixer.
Bore: 4-inch
Stroke: 5-inch
Flywheel width: 2 inches
Flywheel diameter: 20 inches
Governing: Hit-and-miss
Ignition: Igniter and dynamo
Unique features: Water-cooled head, a cast iron "J" type mixer and a dynamo like a John Deere "E" engine.


Cleveland, Ohio

Company: Built by Jacobson of Warren, Pa. for United Factories Co. of Cleveland, Ohio.
Model: U
Year: 1914
Shop number: 13053
Horsepower: 2-1/4
Bore: 4-1/8-inch
Stroke: 5-inch
Flywheel width: 1-3/4 inches
Flywheel diameter: 20 inches
Governing: Hit-and-miss
Ignition: Low-tension igniter
Unique features: Headless, underslung rocker arm for exhaust and igniter. Brought back to life by an international effort: Don Worley, Ron Huetter, Ben Riddings and Wib Meyer.

Waterloo Boy

Waterloo, Iowa

Year: 1914
Horsepower: 1-1/2
Serial number: 99818
Bore: 3-1/2-inch
Stroke: 5-inch
Flywheel width: 18 inches
Flywheel diameter: 1-3/4 inches
Governing: Ball
Ignition: Battery and coil

Weil Bros.

Chicago, Ill.

Company: Weil Bros., Chicago, Ill.
Year: 1913
Horsepower: 1-1/2
Bore: 3-1/2-inch
Stroke: 5-inch
Flywheel width: 18-1/4 inches
Flywheel diameter: 1-5/8 inches
Ignition: Battery, low-tension coil with igniter
Unique features: Local history states the engine was designed by Jeff Knowlton of Canton, S.D., in the early 1900s and cast by Waterloo Gasoline Engine Co., Waterloo, Iowa. For more information, refer to Knowlton Engine Co. entry on page 265 of C.H. Wendel's American Gasoline Engines Since 1872.

West Coast

San Diego, Calif.

Company: Stern Bros., San Diego, Calif.
Year: 1905-1915
Horsepower: 2-1/2 to 3
RPM: 400
Weight: 750 lbs.
Bore: 4-inch
Stroke: 8-inch
Flywheel diameter: 26 inches
Ignition: Webster Tri-Polar Oscillator, type HB-10; has factory conversion from igniter to spark plug
Governing: Throttle
Unique features: Fuel delivery is not original. Fuel pump and stand pipe assembly are missing.

Wiscona Pep

Oshkosh, Wis.

Company: Wiscona
Pep Motor Co., Oshkosh, Wis.; successor to Termaat & Monahan Co., Oshkosh, Wis.
Year: Circa 1919-1926
Horsepower: 1-1/2
Bore: 3-1/2-inch
Stroke: 4-inch
Flywheel diameter: 16 inches
Governing: Throttle
Ignition: Webster magneto
Unique features: Has two gas tanks; one for gasoline and one for kerosene; operated sump pump

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Kansas City, Mo.

Company: Witte Engine Works, Kansas City, Mo.
Year: 1921
Horsepower: 2
Serial number: 55693
Bore: 4-inch
Stroke: 4-1/2-inch
Flywheel diameter: 18 inches
Flywheel width: 2-1/8 inches
Governing: Hit-and-miss
Ignition: Has original Bosch magneto

Company: Witte Engine Works, Kansas City, Mo.
Year: 1922
Horsepower: 6
Serial number: 59xxx
Bore: 6-inch
Stroke: 8-inch
Flywheel width: 2-1/16 inches
Flywheel diameter: 32 inches
Ignition: Magneto, spark plug

Company: Witte Engine Works, Kansas City, Mo.
Model: B
Year: Feb. 1925
Horsepower: 5
Serial number: B20463
Original cash price: $114.75 (engine and mount), $125.75 (hand-drawn portable),
or $174.50 (horse-drawn portable)
Bore: 5-inch
Stroke: 7-1/2-inch
Flywheel diameter: 24 inches
Governing: Throttle
Ignition: WICO EK magneto
Weight: 535 lbs. (engine only)
Unique features: This engine was found in Miles City, Custer Co., Mont., in late 2003, complete but exposed to the winds and snows of Big Sky country for many years.The hand wagon and decals were made from scratch as part of the restoration, using period photographs of these Witte engines. The engine was found with a wooden lid for the "water" hopper.It appears the previous owner placed used oil in the hopper rather than water as the cooling fluid.I suspect that solved the problem of having to keep an eye on the water level during long operations.