Sandwich Mfg. Co., Sandwich, Illinois

Engines A to Z: Sandwich "Light 6" engine.

| April/May 2015

  • Sandwich
    Sandwich "Light 6" by Sandwich Mfg. Co.
    Photo courtesy Nelson H. Curtis

  • Sandwich

Manufacturer: Sandwich Mfg. Co., Sandwich, Illinois
Model: Sandwich “Light 6”
Year: Circa 1923-1930
Serial number: D31328
HP: 6 HP @ 425 RPM
Bore: 5-5/8-inch
Stroke: 7-inch
Flywheel diameter: 30-inch
Ignition: Wico EK magneto and spark plug
Governing: Hit-and-miss
Additional info: Although Sandwich Mfg. offered engines as early as 1910, it appears the company didn’t start manufacturing its own engine until around 1915. The “Light 6” engine joined the “Big 6,” which had a 6-1/16-inch by 9-inch bore and stroke and larger, 36-inch flywheels.

Owner: Nelson H. Curtis, 937 Curtis Rd., Quincy, MI 49082

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