Flywheel Forum

Caille Outboard, Witte, Economy S, and Unidentified Engines

| December/January 2004

39/12/1: Outboard Motor My interests are in small gas stationary engines, but I am looking for some information on an old outboard boat motor my grandfather gave me. It is a Caille, and from what I have been able to figure out, it's either a Model 79, 109 or 119. I'd love to hear from people with tips on getting it running and finding out what model it is. I would also like to find a copy of an owner's manual. Eric Soya, 1317 Hall St. S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49506;

39/12/2: Witte and Economy
Q: I need information on two engines. One is a throttle-governed, gas/kerosene, 3 HP Witte, serial no. 104173. Could anyone tell me its year and what color it should be? It has two grooves in the flywheels for v-belts.

The second engine is a 2-1/2 HP Economy S. It is a hit-and-miss, serial no. 349148. Again, I would like to know what year it is and what color it should be.

I also have a No. 10 C.S. Bell Co., Hillsboro, Ohio, hammer mill.

Any information would be appreciated. James Potee, 2303 Evans Ave., Valparaiso, IN 46383; (219) 462-1320.

A: Your Witte was built in 1945. Wendel's Notebook shows DuPont no. 5204 green as the correct color. Your Hercules Economy was built in 1926. Wendel's Notebook shows DuPont no. 1317 or 7666 green. Hercules historian Glenn Karch says the correct color is similar to the current John Deere green, but with just a hint of olive in it.