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Jacobson Machine Mfg. Co., Warren Pa.


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Here is a Maynard you can add.
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I would say that 10,000 of the 13,000 made were between 1912 and 1917.
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Dennis- I have a 1916 Maynard 5 HP s/n 10310 by Jacobson and a Jacobson 1 1/2 HP s/n 8581. Here's a link to the 5 HP
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Picture of the 1 1/2 when I can dig it out of the shed.
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Denis- I have a 1916 Maynard 5 HP s/n 10310 by Jacobson and a Jacobson 1 1/2 HP s/n 8581.
Thanks Ed, your 2 engines have been entered into the Jacobson registry here: http://buzzcoil.brinkster.net/moody/page101.html

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Not an engine but here is a Jacobson Air Compressor ad from the Sept. 1911 Gas Power Magazine
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If anyone out there has an original Jacobson cart that looks like the factory photo, I would like to talk to you. Wards sales literature says that the wheels were 6 spoke 12 and 14 inch with 3 inch wheel faces, although there may have been smaller wheels. Also you can see the Jacobson and "Ward" intake setup which did not use the cast elbow. Also the Elkhart mag. The hopper is not fluted which makes it a Jacobson engine.
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Don I have a question for you. I don't recall having seen a side shaft on a Maynard. These Maynards have the general appearance of the ss Jacobson but are of the push rod type. Would this imply that Maynards were specificaly made for Charles William and only for Charles Williams?

I have also noticed that you made mention on your web site that I was gathering info and pictures to maintain the "Jacobson registry".
You can visit Don Worley's web site at: http://jacobsonengines.com/

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As far as I know the 2-15 hp pushrod engines were only for Charles William Co. Their advertising touted the superiority of horizontal valves. The 1 1/2 hp push rod engines were sold by several companies.
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I have to show you the oldest (for now at least) and the biggest Jacobson engine (25hp).
Here is a video I took of the 25hp Jacobson when it was at Coolspring.

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We have a Bulls Eye you can add
serial No 6024
Type GE
HP 4 1/2
speed 375
igniter fired there's a picture of it on my profile page
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I went ahead, created and added 2 more pages to the existing Jacobson pages. The first new page is about the single flywheel, air cooled version of the 2hp. Sturdy Jack Pumper:
http://buzzcoil.brinkster.net/moody/page113.html

The next page covers the water hopper version of the 2hp. Sturdy Jack Pumper here:
http://buzzcoil.brinkster.net/moody/page114.html

Both versions were built at the same time and I have indication that they came out in 1911 and were also available in 1912.

If you have one of these and/or some literature on them please do not hesitate to drop me a line....or two.

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Denis; my sturdy jack is in your registry. I beleive that it is the oldest one remaining. If I remember right it is # 5024. It has oil cups on the main and cam bearings, a grease cup rod bearing and a cylender oiler.
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Another view of inside the plant 1917.
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I want to thank Mike Monnier for sending me scans of some Jacobson "trading cards" to share with everyone here.

They are unusual and interesting and can be viewed here:
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Denis; add to list 12489 1 1/2 hp Jacobson
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Dennis,

Here is a picture of my 3hp Bulls Eye !! It is S/N 4422 Don Says it was most likely made in 1913 in has the optional low tension back gear Elkhart magneto. It is a dual start engine, starts on battery and coil and you can flip the three pole switch and run it on the mag. It came off a farm in New Hampshire, and was used to saw cordwood. I purchased it from a guy a few miles from my home, he got it from the grandson of the original owner. It was for sale on Engine Ads back a few years ago.

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If you are using Internet Explorer as your browser you will find that your computer is real slow and is not working well at all for this site anymore.

I switched to Firefox/Mozilla and it works great on http://www.mozilla.org/

Give it a try! You will think you have a brand new computer all of a sudden!

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2-2 1/2 hp Jacobson sn 2181
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This gentleman checked many Montgomery and Ward catalogs for engines they offered and found they sold Jacobson engine from sometimes in 1911 to 1915 with possibly some in 1916.
I did not find his name or an email for him but his research can be seen here: http://oldengine.org/members/allen/W...dCatalogs.html

From the Jacobson registry it has become evident that Montgomery and Ward sold Jacobson built engines with serial numbers between #3582 and #6287. These engines would in all likeliness been built in 1912, 1913, 1914 and 1915.

Please send me an email if you have a Jacobson built engine so I can add it to the registry here: http://buzzcoil.brinkster.net/moody/page101.html

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Another picture of the plant. Unknown date prior to 1923. It could be as early as 1901. I believe that the removed lettering on the front of the building used to say Staightline engine company-the company which owned the building prior to Jacobson.
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