Engines A to Z: 1913 1/2 HP Elgin Baby, manufactured by the Elgin Wheel & Engine Co., Elgin, Illinois
This is an example of a very early Elgin engine.
Company: Elgin Wheel & Engine Co., Elgin, Illinois
Model: Elgin “Baby”
Serial number: 405
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.
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