General McLane Middle School Needs ENGINE INFORMATION

1-2 JK Horsepower Engine

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Industrial Arts Department, General McLane Middle School, 11781 Edinboro Road, Edinboro, Pennsylvania 16412

I am writing this letter in regard to the old engine shown in the enclosed picture. One of my students brought this engine into my 'Small Gasoline Engines' class and we know very little about it. Although the engine is in running condition, there are several things that I would like to know about it, and I thought that maybe you could help.

There are numbers on the engine plate, but I cannot seem to find the name of the engine. The engine number is 15-JK8269 G. It runs at 775 R.P.M. and has horsepower equal 1?-2 JK and it is made in the United States. The engine has a WICO ignition system.

I would like to know: (1) The make of the engine; (2) The approximate age; (3) What these engines were used for; (4) Service instructions; (5) Approximate worth of the engine.

I would greatly appreciate any information that you might have on this engine. Thank you very much for your cooperation.


John Deere has published an excellent 54-page softcover book on all its tractors from 1918 to 1976, a complete review with drawings or photos of every model.

A real answer book, it also includes original Nebraska Test horsepower ratings, serial number listings by which owners of older John Deere tractors may determine year of manufacture, and sources for information on tractors as well as other farm equipment.

If you own any John Deere model, you'll want a copy. It costs $1.00, either from a participating John Deere dealer, or by writing 'John Deere Tractors - 1918-1976,' 1400 - 32rd Ave., Moline, Illinois 61265. GL