The Sparta Economy Engine News

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Our story this time is about Sparta Economy gas engines and the
paint striping patterns used on them. The first model produced and
shown here was the model A. It was dark red with a rather elaborate
black striping pattern. It had double stripes with the outer stripe
being slightly wider than the inner one. In each corner of the
hopper stripes there was a design as reproduced below. In other
stripe corners there was a three teardrop design. An arrow on the
flywheels indicated the direction of rotation. There is also an
interesting stripe design on the flywheel spokes as also
illustrated below.

The Sparta Economy models B, C and CA all had similar and much
simplified striping patterns as compared to the earlier model A.
The decoration used in the stripe corners had a design that
resembled a miniature short handled pick axe. A six horsepower size
model CA is shown in above picture.

The striping pattern on the model CX remained very similar to
the previous one, the main change being the moving of the ID tag to
the front of the hopper and the addition of a decal to the hopper
sides. A six horsepower size model CX is shown in above
picture.

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