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Jacobson Machine Mfg. Co., Warren, Pennsylvania


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Old 01-24-2014, 11:11:27 AM
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Default Re: Jacobson Machine Mfg. Co., Warren Pa.

Here are some name tags found on Jacobson built engines:
http://buzzcoil.brinkster.net/moody/page130.html

Seems like it is not easy to take good pictures of name tags as I had to go through over 100 pictures of name tags to come up with just these few that are nice enough for here.

If you have or feel like taking a better picture of your Jacobson's engine tag, please do so and email me the tag's picture.

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The most original Unito engine that I have seen. Don't know where it is now. When I saw it guys from Canada were trying to sell it.
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Factory photo. Early hopper type Jacobson around 1912. You can tell by the cone muffler and the intake cage with the mounting bolt showing. This side of the cage tended to break off if tightened too much. The design was changed to make it solid on that side. This photo was taken during the Wards period so some Jakes were made during that time. You will note that it has a battery box and an Elkhart mag. The larger engines had both with a two way knife switch to start on the battery and then switch to the mag. You will also note bolts for mounting on a cart on the skid. This is the same engine that was previously shown on a cart. They forgot to put an oil cup on the front sideshaft mounting bracket. If you are restoring a Jake note the details to make the restoration correct. This is one of the best photos that I have for detail.
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Last of the 7 hp pictures. I am running out of good stuff to post. Anybody got things to post?
I know that it is winter and engines are buried in corners, but we need more Jacobson serial numbers sent to Denis. Please register your engines.
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I found one more 1912 engine picture. It shows a good view of the gas fill set up and early oil shield which is thinner than later design.
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Don Do you know the reason or time period change as to why some engines have the air intake made from plumbing fittings vs the casting?
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The cast elbow appears to have started when the Wards engines changed names from "The Ward" to the Bullseye. I have a feeling that Wards probably thought that the pipe intake looked cheap and required a more ritzy appearing part. The cast elbow also worked better because it had a built in venturi. The Bullseye will not have pipe intake, but a Jacobson could have either.
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How bout some pictures of a Jacobson model engine?



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This post and several following posts will be pages from a salesman's book 1908.
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Sales book continued 1908
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