An Original Lauson Engine?

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Reader Ron Stephens sends in photos of a little Lauson Model 55S engine that he’s had for some 30 years. Ron believes that, outside of a test run, the little Lauson has never been run, noting the original green paint on the rope starter and the muffler, the latter never having burned off. He says the inside of the cylinder is clean and notes the sparkplug has some soot, but no suggestion it ever ran long enough to burn off, again suggesting only a test run. He can’t explain the residue around the gas tank filler. Ron would be happy to hear from anyone who might help shed some light on the Lauson.

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