Stoddard Mfg. Co., Rutland, Vermont

Engines A to Z: Stoddard 1-1/2 HP engine.

| June/July 2015

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    Stoddard 1-1/2 HP engine by Stoddard Mfg. Co.
    Photo courtesy Bob Doty
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    Stoddard 1-1/2 HP engine identification plate.
    Photo courtesy Bob Doty

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Manufacturer: Stoddard Mfg. Co., Rutland, Vermont
Circa 1910
Serial number:
1-1/2 HP
Bore and stroke:
3-3/4in x 4in
Flywheel diameter:
16 inches
300 pounds
Igniter with battery and coil
Additional info:
The Stoddard Mfg. Co. manufactured farm equipment and dairy farm equipment. I suspect the engine was used with a cream separator. It appears Stoddard purchased engines for resale from Fairbanks Co. of New York and Charles A. Stickney Co. of Minnesota, to name two. I believe this engine was made in Lansing, Michigan, by Ideal Motor Co. With the exception of the muffler, it is identical to the Ideal Type C. One unusual feature of the engine is a centrifugal clutch mounted outboard of the flywheel on the side opposite the name tag. I would welcome any other information any readers could provide.

Owner: Bob Doty, 6325 Stirewalt Rd., Kannapolis, NC 28081, (704) 934-2640

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