Empire Novelty Engine

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67 Rockland Avenue Larchmont, New York 10538

I felt very fortunate to find such a rare and unusual engine,
but when it came with the original sales literature (enclosed) I
was most pleased. On the back of the sales sheet was a note to the
original owner dated 6-4-1915, telling the owner that the cost of a
new coil for his engine would be $2.50, signed by a member of the
Empire Novelty Company, of Waterloo, Iowa.

In the twenty-five years since I purchased it I did very little
to the engine other than repainting it, putting an exhaust pipe on
and installing a Splitdorf spark plug with an exhaust chamber vent
on the side with an exhaust whistle. Although the sales ad shows a
green engine, mine was blue when I purchased it.

There was never a manufacturer’s plate on the motor, and I
never would have found out who made it if it hadn’t come with
the original sales sheet; once in a while you luck out. To date I
have yet to find one at a meet.

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