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1918 2-1/2 HP Empire

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By Brian And Deb Edgerton | Jun 5, 2009

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.

Owner:
Brian and Deb Edgerton
6175 N 5 W
Idaho Falls, ID 83401
edgertbg@7906.myrf.net

1918 3-1/2 HP Empire

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By Gary Calvin | Jun 5, 2009

Company: Empire Cream Separator Co., Bloomfield, N.J.; built by Alamo Mfg. Co., Hillsdale, Mich.
Year: 1918
Horsepower: 3-1/2
Bore: 4-inch
Stroke: 6-inch
Flywheel diameter: 22 inches
Flywheel width: 1-3/4 inches
Governing: Throttle
Ignition: Wizard magneto

Owner:
Gary Calvin
8260 Crawford Rd.
Reading, MI 49274

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