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Jacobson Machine Mfg. Co., Warren, Pennsylvania


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Two more shipping papers.
1 1/2 Hp Jacobson sn. 12100 07/01/1915
5 HP "Ward" sn 3582 gov on sideshaft May 18, 1912.
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The Jacobson Machine Mfg. Co. plant in Warren, Pa. was destroyed by fire on March 23, 1923.

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They were opening a barrel of gasoline and it ignited and burned them and most of the buildings housing the engine portion of the business burned down. The Warren Gear portion did not. Since the engine portion of the business was small at the time the owners of the engine business were forced to move. A factory was located in nearby Titusville shortly after.
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Here is the oldest know Jacobson (to me). It is engine #1020 which is believed to be the 20th Jacobson built as Don is inclined to think that Jacobson engines started at engine #1001.

Engine #1020 here: http://buzzcoil.brinkster.net/moody/page111.html

I was not able to tell for sure in what year Jacobson built their first engine but I've found evidence that they were building engines in 1904.

Don, do you have indication that Jacobson built engines prior to 1904?

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I do not have any proof, but local legend says possibly 1901. The earliest proof in print and other local legend is 1903-1904. It would not seem practical that an engine such as 1020 was one of the first engines made. It would be more logical that production started with the 4 HP oilfield engines on a trial basis. Charles Jacobson didn't get much financial backing until about 1903, and by about 1907 he was no longer a main character in the company.
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Maurice, is this your Unito engine? http://buzzcoil.brinkster.net/moody/page112.html

If so can you provide me with the serial number and hp for the Jacobson registry?

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Hi Denis Yes that is my engine Horse power is 2 1/4 serial number is 13053. Thank you for including it in the registry. Maurice
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Denis and Don,
Do you have enough information to start to estimate the breakdown in manufacturing dates for the listed engines?
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Denis and Don,
Do you have enough information to start to estimate the breakdown in manufacturing dates for the listed engines?
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I can't speak for Don as he has been around Jacobson engines for a long time and he might have more relevant information that might help tell when a certain engine was built.

Myself, I am not in a position to determine when a Jacobson was built right now BUT when we reach the 100 to 125 engines in the registry I am sure I will be able to give a good estimate as to when most Jacobsons were built.

So please keep registering your Jacobson engine(s) and sending in Jacobson ads from old magazine.

At this early stage I can see 3 time periods:
1- engines built prior to Ward being associated with Jacobson.
2- when Jacobson was associated with Ward, United and William etc...
3- after Ward, United and William started selling other brand of engines.

Seems to me that a good percentage of Jacobson engines were built during the second period.

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