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1918 2-1/2 HP Empire

Engines A-Z

| July 2009

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    1918 2-1/2 HP Empire

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Company: Empire Cream Separator Co., Bloomfield, N.J.; built by Alamo Mfg. Co., Hillsdale, Mich.
Year: 1918     
Horsepower: 2-1/2
RPM: 500  
Serial Number: 45955
Bore: 4-1/4-inch
Stroke: 4-7/8-inch
Flywheel diameter: 22-1/4 inches
Flywheel width: 1-7/8 inches
Governing: Hit-and-miss
Ignition: Originally a Hercules magneto (rare); currently operates with a Wizard Electric Co. magneto (very similar, same manufacturer)
Additional info: Originally operated on my grandfather’s farm in Dorset, Vt., for pump power in the 1920s.

Brian and Deb Edgerton
6175 N 5 W
Idaho Falls, ID 83401 

Daniel Miller
6/6/2013 11:28:40 PM

the numbers on this Wizard Hercules magneto is Type B1 NO. 33302 Patented Sept. 20 1904 looking for a set off brushes my email is

Daniel Miller
6/6/2013 11:23:02 PM

Hello i recently purchase Wizard hercules magneto does anyone no where i can get a set off Brushes thanks Dan email me at


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