Engines A to Z: Stoddard 1-1/2 HP engine.
Manufacturer: Stoddard Mfg. Co., Rutland, Vermont
Year: Circa 1910
Serial number: 4035
Horsepower: 1-1/2 HP
Bore and stroke: 3-3/4in x 4in
Flywheel diameter: 16 inches
Weight: 300 pounds
Ignition: 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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