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Shelby's recent post about the G carb upright prompted me to start a new thread about early upright engines.

The first engine Maytag used under their washers was called the Maytag Multi Motor and was identical to the Elgin Red e Motor. It looked like this, however the engines used on washing machines would'nt have the external shaft and pulley protruding from the crank case like this one.


The next style was the G carburetor Multi Motor. This was a Maytag made engine but still carried many of the charecteristics of the earlier Elgin engines. The first Maytag engine was serial number 1000. This one is serial number 1002. Note the Elgin style fuel tank, flywheel, and cylinder without a provision for a priming cup.


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Later, the G carb engines were streamlined a bit and started taking on a more modern upright Maytag look. Many of the castings were modified. This is serial number 3318.


Most of these first engines were painted a deep dark red with a silver cylinder at the the factory. Widely distributed literature and web sites claim the uprights were different variations of blue and red, but those claims are false. The first 1000 or so used a painted on stencil stating "Patents Pending". After this a small water transfer decal was used stating the same thing. This is an early D carb engine with the early decal

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Default Re: Early Upright engines

This is very informative. Thank you.

If you are in the know, perhaps include detailed photos covering all the uprights.



Something to think about. Harry has an online library. A complete photo history
of maytag would be nice addition. links to pics in this thread ?

1. vertical engines
2. fruit jars (and the fake bases)
3. single horizontal
4. double engines

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Tom, I've got a new appreciation for Maytags.
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Tom, I've got a new appreciation for Maytags.

Wow Tommy, that's quite an honor coming from a collector like you! Some of the side shaft & cam stopper guys won't even look if they see the word "Maytag". Thanks!
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Hey Tom, here is a picture showing the original green and silver paint on one of my later engines. This may help Shelby and others out on the original silver color! It will also let people see first hand that Maytag did some funky stuff when it comes to colors too! I will try later to get to the one that is tan/brown, with black flywheel.

The next picture is my model C carb Maytag which came before the D carb that Tom showed (correct Tom?). Notice it has the same crankcase as the model G carb of Tom's Engine.

The final picture is my F carb Maytag, the engine is a basic crankcase mounted carburator, but this carburator is very rare!
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By the way Tom, I would give my I teeth to get a hold of your literature, ads, ect. with the dates ect. Can any be scanned? Any duplicates or copies you care to sell??
Thanks for all your info, some is new to me as well and that's a good thing.
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I bought a 11 82, thought the carb looked strange and later saw the "F" on it. I don't think it was original to that 82 engine. What # range would it correctly be suitable for on a upright?

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My serial is 85777, the last full scale production of bat & coils ended at serial 99859. I have assumed a date to it of 1919, is this correct? Tom?
The 82 never had the F carb, some one did you a good favor. If you want to go to original you can sell the F, and buy an E. The money you will receive for the F should basically cover most or all of the new carb and the engine cost originally depending on the price you paid. Put it on the proper year upright you've got a potential $1,200.00 engine. Or you can sell it to me for cash and an E, ooops that's greedy ain't it.
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Hello M. Pavlik,

Nosiree, it wasn't greedy at all but the way you put it did give me a good laugh. Still chucklin. I did have an "E" on a upright and so swapped them. The carb should be on a correct year engine though and I do thank you for the information. I am mostly a early four stroke guy but I do have some Maytags as well.

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