Engines A to Z: Venn-Severin Type E engine.
Manufacturer: Venn-Severin Machine Co., Chicago, Illinois
Year: Circa 1920
Serial number: 2127
Horsepower: 9 HP @ 400 RPM
Bore and stroke: 6in x 9in
Ignition: Hot bulb
Governing: Throttle governed, “bat wing” flywheel governor
Additional info: It’s a 2-stroke oil engine. It has a 14-inch diameter, 6-inch wide pulley. The pulley flywheel is 3-3/8 inches wide, the governor flywheel is 4 inches wide. Both are 36 inches in diameter. John Wanat made the cooling tank, which is 14 inches in diameter and 64 inches tall. This is the same type of engine featured in the Still Kicking article by Bob Whitney in the February/March issue of GEM. Bob and I exchange emails often about our sister engines and help each other out with questions we have.
Owner: Frank Chellino, email@example.com
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