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Jacobson Machine Mfg. Co., Warren Pa.


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Old 11-18-2013, 11:21:01 PM
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Default Jacobson Machine Mfg. Co., Warren Pa.

When were their first engines built and in what year did they stopped building engines. As the owner of a 5hp side shaft Jacobson built engine I was not able to find much discussion on SmokStak about Jacobson engines.

I'm even considering initiating another registry if you guys have pictures and data on your Jacobson to contribute to the project.

The highest serial number I've seen is 16656 so it is not a common engine but not that rare either.



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Dennis, Do you have any information on when the operation was moved to Titusville? Thanks, Leonard
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Dennis, Do you have any information on when the operation was moved to Titusville? Thanks, Leonard
I did not know that Jacobson moved to Titusville.
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I think it was in the late teens early 20's when they moved to Titasville after the factory burned down in Warren. I have a 5hp tank cooled that may have been made in Titasville. It doesn't have a s/n tag and I can't find a spot that looks like it ever had a tag. I don't know if Don Worley goes on the Stak, but he could tell us a lot more about Jacobson. Dave
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I believe Don Worley does do the Jacobson thing. I always wondered why some either had the short fluted hopper and some taller and some vertical and horizontal governors. Ive seen them both ways and mixed.
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Don has all the information on Jacobson worley@westpa.net
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The Titusville engines starter in 1923
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I believe Don Worley does do the Jacobson thing.
I found and looked at the Jacobson web site by Don Worley. Mr Worley is probably the most knowledgeable person when it comes to Jacobson engines. Unfortunately I did not find many answers to my questions on his web site. I think that a Jacobson engine registry along with dated magazine ads with teach us a lot about these great engines.

Your help is required for this project. I can't do it alone as I only have one Jacobson engine.

Your can send me your engine pictures and data for the registry at: buzzcoil2@videotron.ca

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To all Jacobson owners, feel free to call me 814-730-4183 or email at worley@westpa.net.
The Warren Plant burned down in 1923 and the owners of the engine part of he business moved to a vacant plant in Titusville Pa shortly after in 1923. Very few engine were made there. I have factory records from Titusville with some serial numbers. There were about 13000 engines made. Around the time of the move to Titusville the serial numbers were no longer sequential and went as high as 19000 although only around a hundred engines were made. The Warren engines serial numbers ended in the 13000s. Left over parts and tags were used at Titusville. Later they did get some tags made. Years ago a lot of the unused tags were sold. Barnhart-Davis bought the remaining parts and sold them an repaired the engines until the late 60s.
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Don, what is the lowest serial number you have seen or know about on a Jacobson built in Warren? Someone has a 10hp headless, tank cooled with the serial #1820. Can you venture a guess as to the year that engine was made?

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