These are two pictures of my recently acquired Worthington engine.
S1 W25765 Northview Road Waukesha, Wisconsin 53186
From the nametag: 'Worthington Gasoline Engine, Worthington Pump and Machinery Company Gas Engine Works, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A. HP l, RPM 600, s/n 40768.'
I thought I would give my views as to the condition of engines as to paint and appearance. I saw some pictures and articles on the authenticity of the paint colors and type of paint jobs done. I personally like the 'original' look as on the Worthington. I realize I am fortunate to find one in this condition. I think leaving them 'as is' has some value. I know they are not as 'pretty' as some like! I prefer to clean them carefully with a solvent rag and then rub them down with a non-detergent oil to enhance and bring out the color, decals and striping.
I also have two other Worthington engines in almost this good condition: a hit and miss gasoline, 2 HP, RPM 550, s/n 39000, and a throttling governed kerosene, 2 HP, RPM 550, s/n 38336.
I have also decided to just clean up some others that have some good old paint, with decals and striping.