Matthews Engineering Co. Circa 1920

Engines A to Z: Matthews Engineering Co. engine manufactured in Sandusky, Ohio.

| August/September 2013

  • Matthews
    A circa 1920 Matthews engine built by Matthews Engineering Co., Sandusky, Ohio.
    Photo By Jim Herber

  • Matthews

Company: Matthews Engineering Co., Sandusky, Ohio
Year: Circa 1920
Serial number: A23271
RPM: 1000
Bore: 3-1/16-inch
Stroke: 3-inch
Flywheel diameter: 12 inches
Lubrication: Splash
Cooling: Radiator, thermosyphon
Additional info: This unit was originally mounted on a heavy cast iron base with direct coupled 110 VOC 1000 watt generator. I modified the output shaft, then added a flat belt pulley to make it look like a stationary engine with engine cart.

Owner: Jim Herber

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