Here are the three old Maytags I brought back from Alabama in
November 1998, in as-found condition:
From left to right, they are: A Maytag 82, missing the base and
carburetor, a 92 (Jennifer's), and a 92 mounted on a special cast
iron base which once held some other equipment; a generator or a
Here you can almost read the nameplate on the unusual base of the
engine in the foreground: "McGINNIS MFG CO., NEWTON, IOWA"
This one is not quite clear enough to read the legend on the
extra-deep fuel tank of the odd engine: "McGINNIS PAT. PEND." In the
background you can see Joseph's Maytag, "Dave," and my Harley.
Another closeup of the odd one. I would like to hear from anyone
who knows what was mounted on this one. I traded it off to my good
friend "Maytag Mark" Shulaw. He'd love to hear from you, too!
E-mail him at