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Circa 1920s 5 HP Friend

Engines A-Z

| July 2009

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    Circa 1920s 5 HP Friend

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Company: Friend Mfg. Co., Gasport, N.Y.
Model: DX
Year: early 1920s
Horsepower: 5
Serial number: 8030
Bore: 4-inch
Stroke: 6-inch
Flywheel diameter: 20 inches
Flywheel width: 2-7/8 inches
Governing: Throttle
Ignition: Buzz box, spark plug
Carburetor: Schebler
Additional info: Company made the first orchard sprayer run by a gas engine. This type of engine was manufactured from 1900 until 1939.

Roger Strong
2982 Hess Rd.
Appleton, NY 14008


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