Unknown Antique Marine Engine

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I was recently asked to help with the restoration of this antique marine engine that found its way down to the Chesapeake Bay from the Canadian Maritime Provinces. It appears to be a 2-stroke, three-port, dome-head monobloc jump-start engine. There are no markings or serial numbers that can be discerned anywhere on the block. The draw-over vaporizer, water pump and Essex oiler are believed to be original. Most of the ignition timing mechanism is missing. However, the spark plug (a Champion No. 34) is thought to be the original. I would appreciate any thoughts on the provenance or manufacturer of this engine.

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Dave Lees

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Published on Sep 12, 2018

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