1907 Friend Engine

Engines A to Z: Friend engine manufactured by Friend Mfg. Co.

| August/September 2013

  • Friend Engine
    This Friend engine has no governor.
    Photo By Paul Luckman

  • Friend Engine

Company: Friend Mfg. Co., Gasport, N.Y.
Year: 1907 (factory quote)
Serial number: 344
Bore: 4-inch
Stroke: 4-1/2-inch
Flywheel diameter: 17 inches
Flywheel width: 3-inch
Governing: Hit-and-miss
Ignition: Spark plug, battery and coil
Additional info: No governor — speed is controlled by adjustable Schebler carburetor. Has a brass connecting rod. Cart is for convenience only.

Owner: Paul Luckman
4006 Hall Center Rd.
Walworth, NY 14568

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8/29/2018 10:07:07 AM

I have a Friend BX style engine complete with the pump assembly, serial no. BX7577, that I have has since I was about 12 years old. It was a gift from my Uncle who was a collector. I'm courious about the date of manufacture. Anyone have any information, it would be helpful. Stan May smay1@rochester.rr.com