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Old 01-16-2016, 11:49:15 AM
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I found a serial number list for Witte engines starting in 1911 to 1954. 1911 numbers are 5474/6190. If you need a date of your engine email me or pm with a serial number.
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Default Re: Witte serial number list.

Wendel's Notebook has a listing for Witte Engines on page 56. It covers both Gas & diesel engines from 1911 to1955.
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The tag is missing on my 5hp Witte. Is there another way to find the serial number?
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Default Re: Witte serial number list.

Early engines were stamped on the flywheel rim and rod brass. Later engines, I think were only on the tag.
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Gene, can you tell me the age of my 6hp headless Witte? Serial number 9346.
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1932 the book shows.
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Default Re: Witte serial number list.

Been reading some of the Witte posts from years ago, lately, the serial numbers where also stamped in the gib key cut, a tip for those that have no tag, something not known to me. Some flattop Challenge and the dish pan Challenge are also stamped on the flywheel face, and on different sides on the hit and miss and throttlers , at least on mine, if no tags, I have never read this anywhere either... And while on subject of Witte serial numbers, by chance anyone have a 2hp Kerosene headless no. 60033 ? It was my Dads that was sold in New Florence Mo at his sale in 2001, was kind of wondering if it ever got restored, it was in sad shape, and come off a farm about 3 miles from me now, if anyone has it and restored I would love to see a picture of it now and what it looks like ,,ok enough of a old mans ramblings lol
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Engine 9346 was built in 1913
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Alan, that's right i was looking at 5 digits, second mistake i made but don't remember the first. gene
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Hi Gene - just got a 2 HP witte 4c977 can you tell me the age or anything about it? Thanks!
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Joe, is that a 0 or C in the serial number? gene
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Joe, is that a 0 or C in the serial number? gene
He has a photo of the tag in his post here:

https://www.smokstak.com/forum/showthread.php?t=179288

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I just checked cause it’s kinda hard to tell in the pic but it is a “c” so 4C977
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Actually someone just said its most likely a "0" not a "c" cause it was hand stamped making it 40977 for the serial number.
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Hi Guys, Apologies for jumping on this thread but the heading looked right and I hope I will catch the relevant people ;-)
I am trying to help somebody determining the year of manufacture of two 3Hp Witte engines. Both closed crank jobs with serial numbers 101828 & 977300. I have searched everywhere but can't find any reference except "Wendel's Notebook" which I do not have. I was hoping to download it somewhere but nowadays everybody wants money ;-)
Any assistance will be appreciated.
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I am trying to help somebody determining the year of manufacture of two 3Hp Witte engines. Both closed crank jobs with serial numbers 101828 & 977300
Serial number 101828 was made in 1943
Serial number 977300 is way too high a number. It does not appear to be a Witte number.

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Thank you very much. He gave me the serials and pictures of the serials but I can not read them anyway. I will ask the guy for a closer picture.
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Received a closer pic of the tag. I think the last character should be J for Witte Type J. I guess the serial should be 97730J then.
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I guess the serial should be 97730 then.
Serial number 97730 was built in 1937.

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Thank you. Much appreciated. I only restore engines which are older than me and I always want to know what year an engine is and found many owners have no idea.
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