A Briggs To Brag About

| October/November 2000

F H Briggs

6 Williamson Lane, Chester, New Jersey 07930-2311

You readers and collectors wanting to see small engines and their uses will admire this F H Briggs and its pump partner.

I believe The Union Ironworks Co. designed their pump and portable base unit around the shaft center line and width of the F H Briggs, then painted the complete unit a silver gray color. This was an easy redo because there was not a speck of rust on it. I don't know what year it is but the F H Briggs number is 79513.

I returned the engine to black. To see the base in the steel is neat. The blacksmith marks for the bends are visible with hammer dent marks.

I don't believe the unit ever saw service. It was like new when I purchased it at the Marymac Farm Sale in Randolph, New Jersey, some years ago. Mr. MacDonald raised turkeys.

I displayed at Jacktown, Pennsylvania (the Blue Mountain Club) only one time and it was really admired.