Ideal Motor Co.

Lansing, Michigan

I'm trying to find some information regarding this engine.  The tag states it is a type "M" with a serial number of either 30815 or 20815 (also the 8 could be a 3).  It is 3 1/2 hp. and has a speed range of 450 to 550 rpm.  

Wendel's American Gasoline Engines Since 1872 has limited information regarding this engine and doesn't mention this model.  I'd like an idea of age, original color, how common it is today, what the original carburetion might have been, etc.

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Thanks for taking the time to take a look.

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Updated May 10, 2002

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