Flywheel Forum

Barn Fresh Fairbanks

| January 2005

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    40/1/4: Is this one of the last FM 6 HP Electric Specials built?

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This Fairbanks-Morse Type T Electric Special 6 HP has just come out of its Kansas resting place for the first time since 1947. It's not been outside so there is no rust and everything is free. The serial no. 017715 is stamped at the top of the cylinder.

There are no other marks on the head, crankcase, crankshaft or flywheels. There are also no holes for the nametag. Some say numbers beginning with zero mean a replacement cylinder. The priming cup is stamped with a 1916 patent date.

Was this made in 1916, the last year for this engine? Also, what should the color be? John Hamilton, 910 W. Marvin Ave., Waxahachie, TX 75165; (972) 937-5882; a.p.hamilton@att.net



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