Shaw Manufacturing Company History

A brief history of the Shaw Manufacturing Company, from the beginning in Galesburg, Kan., to the successful line of Shaw equipment

| August/September 1997

  • Shaw equipment

  • Advertisement for 1-1/4 HP Shaw engine


  • Shaw equipment
  • Advertisement for 1-1/4 HP Shaw engine

This brief history of Shaw Manufacturing Company of Galesburg, Kansas, is a compilation of information supplied by John Hasty, C. A. Bridgford, Mr. Shaw's family, relatives, former employees, old advertisements and my own info.

1881 Stanley Wilbur Shaw was born on a farm near Galesburg, Kansas.

1895 Built his first steam engine.

1902  Built his first gasoline engine.



1903 Shaw Manufacturing Company established. Mr. Shaw started in a rented space in an old drug store. On one side he had a dealership for Elgin and Waltham watches with workbench and lathe. On the other side he had bike motors and machinery.

1905 Patented small gasoline air-cooled engine to convert bicycle to motorbike. More than 13,000 total production.



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