Maytag 1 Cylinder Hit and Miss


This engine was the power source for early Maytag washing machines. It is a one cylinder hit and miss gasoline engine. From this view, you can see the flange that the exhaust was attached to on the front of the engine (The pipe coming from under the cylinder), and the kick start lever to the rear of the engine. The exhaust pipe was typically a 30 foot long flexible pipe with a perforated ball on the end. Once the washing machine was placed in the home, the exhaust was run outside. We have lots of fun with this one, especially when we explain where the term 'starting the laundry' came from to those mordern day young ladies with household laundry duty.

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