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It followed us home - now what is it???


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Old 06-04-2005, 04:19:24 PM
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Dad and I went to an auction today intent on getting a 2 1/2 Sandwich ($1250); however, this one peaked our interest more so we had to take her home instead.

We are only left with one problem - we don't exactly know what we bought! There is no tag but there is stenciling on the original skids that says, "R & V Engine Co." We think it’s a Root and Vandervoot but it doesn't look quite right for that. It may be an early R and V because it is ignitor fired and has such heavy pattered flywheels. What do you think?

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It looks like you have a 2hp SR Root & Vandervoort. They never had a tag. The serial number should be stamped on the top of the Hopper. They also made a 1hp in the same style.

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Hi Randy,
Yep, it's a R&V, and a nice one too !
Check the boss on top of the hopper, it will give you the model, and serial number. The model will probably be AR -1hp or BR - 2hp.
You can also check out Peter Lowe's R&V website for more info.
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Thanks much! The serial number is SR 60837. Any idea what year it is?

There was a smaller one there in the same shape but it sold before the Sandwich so we did not want to spend all our money before the one we came for.
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My books give different HPs for the SR engines ranging from 1.75hp to 2.5hp. The R Line engines were built from around 1915 until the end of engine production at R&V (about 1918). These engines are frequently referred to as the 'competition engines' as they were R&Vs last attempt to compete in the engine market. They usually had no tag and frequently had no decals or striping (though some did). Here is one belonging to Peter Lowe (who runs the R&V register).

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This link will take you to my R&V pages:
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