AMERICAN BUILT ENGINES



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ENGINES BUILT BY STOVER MFG & ENGINE COMPANY

D C Stover began manufacturing various articles in 1862, by 1866 he had moved to Freeport Illinois and some believe the first engines may have been built in 1895, in 1916 his various operations combined to form the Stover Manufacturing & Engine Works. When the doors finally closed on Feb 20, 1942, Stover had shipped a total of 277,558 engines.

COOPER 3HP Type KF Number KF195425. This engine was one of 12 engines that were sold and shipped to: Chicago Flexible Shaft Co., Chicago, Illinois, on June 12, 1928 before being sent to its Sydney NSW Australia office under the Australian company name of Cooper









ENGINES BUILT BY INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER COMPANY

One of the Oldest and largest engine manufactures in America International produced hot tube engines pre 1905. Between 1917 and 1937 a total of 429,376 Type M engines were built in 1.5, 3, 6, 10 hp sizes.

INTERNATIONAL 6 HP Type M - Number 20021 Built 1921, This engine has a bore of 4.75" and stroke of 8" Most M type were painted green but the original paint on this engine was red. The engine spent its working life driving a wheat thresher at Ilford NSW. The engine has been rebuilt with its original igniter and a LT magneto, Of interest on this engine is the seat and hand brake.





ENGINES BUILT BY CHICAGO FLEXIBLE SHAFT Co

STEWART LITTLE WONDER 1.5 HP - Unknown Number and when built, The engine has a bore of 3.5" and stroke of 3.5". This Little Wonder is different to the usual in that the tank is mounted behind the engine instead of above.

The different tank position may have been a modification by Cooper the Australian branch of the company




ENGINES BUILT BY JOSEPH REID GAS ENGINE Co

Joseph Reid Gas Engine Co was incorporated in 1898 and built engines for oil well service in Oil City Pennsylvania. The engines used a two stroke design with a separate charging cylinder (pump) outside the main cylinder. The majority of these engines used a hot tube ignition and were equipped to burn natural gas directly from the well head. The company built a four stroke engine Type B late in its manufacturing career which continued until about 1930.

REID 15HP Type A Number 9238 Built Approx 1914/15. This engine powered an oil well in West Virginia until 1965 it was purchased in March 2004 before being crated and brought to Australia. It is believed that this is the first Reid and maybe first Oil Field Engine to be imported into Australia
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