The Catapult


| August/September 1993

  • Stenciling and decal work
    Close up of stenciling and decal work.
  • Catapult
    Catapult built by Consuelo Manufacturing. Photo by Jonna Shelton.
    Jonna Shelton

  • Stenciling and decal work
  • Catapult

9056 Riverside Dr. Brighton, Michigan 48116

Dateline: Peru, Indiana, October 9th, 10th, 11th, 1992.

The much sought after Maytag Catapult finally made its debut at the Hoosier Fly wheelers Fall Swap Meet.

The brainchild of engineer Paul Shelton, of Consuelo Manufacturing, Northwestern Indiana Division, was unveiled to cheers from throngs of onlookers.



The Catapult is the answer to many a collector's irritation at the small two stroke engines that raise the nape hair on a true engine man.

It was also used on various other makes besides Maytag, namely Briggs, Clinton, Tecumseh, and even a couple of lawn mowers and pumpkins.