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1913 1/2 HP Elgin Baby

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This is an example of a very early Elgin engine.
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Owner Kevin Weis was happy to discover that what he thought was an upright Maytag engine was in fact an Elgin.

Company: Elgin Wheel & Engine Co., Elgin, Illinois
Model: Elgin “Baby”
Year: 1913
Serial number: 405
Horsepower: 1/2
Ignition: Battery and buzz coil
Governing: 2-cycle hit-and-miss
Additional info: This engine was sold to owner Kevin Weis as an early upright Maytag, but he later found out it is a very early Elgin, one of the earliest known to Kevin. It was called the Elgin Redemotor “Baby,” and Redemotor was advertised as “Red-e-motor” in some advertising.                     

Owner:Kevin Weis
Union Bridge, Maryland
kweis@verizon.net

Published on Jul 7, 2014

Gas Engine Magazine

Preserving the History of Internal Combustion Engines