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Middletown Machine Co. "Woodpecker" Owners


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Old 02-28-2009, 04:42:08 PM
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Default Middletown Machine Co. "Woodpecker" Owners

Attention Middletown Machine Company or Woodpecker Engine Owners,I talked with some Woodpecker owners also Lawrence Fuller today and We would like to get a Newer List of engine owners,,Lawrence did a list 20 Years ago before the internet for the most part,,and he gathered around 80 engine serial numbers at that time,he was friends with the Late John "Woodpecker" Smith ,there research has helped me alot ,Maybe we can get some kind of Booklet together like my Waterloo engine Friends did,,were still not sure if the little 1 1/2 Hp engine was ever made at Middletown Ohio,but is has Woodpecker on it,,So it counts,,I know there is a few sideshaft engines out there as well,,,I can start with my engines 2 Hp #121 type K,4 Hp 7545 type K ,6 Hp 20680 type KS,7 Hp type I, 15709, 8 Hp type KS 16359,also need to include the Miami Name and types of engine you have A,E,I,J,K,KS,KBB ect !,I would like to keep up with the Hopper cooled and tank cooled engines as well,If you dont want to list your serial number or info on here that's fine you can just send me a private e-mail,,,Thank you,,Jim Martin

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Jim, I have a Miama 4 Hp. Type K.
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Default Re: Middletown Machine Co. "Woodpecker" Owners

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Add my numbers to the list My 8hp tank cooled Ser # is 15890 I also have a 2hp hopper cooled Ser # 157. And a nameplate Ser # 16258 8hp. I hope more people add there numbers to the list then we will know how many engines have survived.
This is a great post Thanks Jim
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Thanks Guys,,,I know theres at least 70+ more out there!,,,,,,,,,,,,Jim
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I have a Borden and Selleck tank cooled engine that seems to have Middletown in its pedigree. Do any of you fellows know anything about this engine? Thank You Gary Gruel
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Well I'm not sure Gary,,Maybe we can compare it to our tank cooled engines,can you send me a picture?,,The name doesn't ring a bell,but that doesnt mean much,,Maybe Todd can help here?,,Thanks,,Jim
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Default Re: Middletown Machine Co. "Woodpecker" Owners

Add my 2 H.P. hopper cooled Woodpecker, Serial number 4555. I believe it is a type J, but not sure; no tag. Hit & Miss, battery & coil, sparkplug ignition.
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Default Re: Middletown Machine Co. "Woodpecker" Owners

[QUOTE=Gary Gruel;385282]I have a Borden and Selleck tank cooled engine that seems to have Middletown in its pedigree.

Gary, There use to be an engine with that name up here in Wis. about 40 years ago and it sold. The Late Andy Kruse bought it. Is there anyway you can post a picture of it. I was curious to see what one looks like.
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I have one on my Coldwell "H". There is no tag. 2HP?
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do the Coldwell Woodpeckers have a serial # stamped anywhere? Thanks, Tim
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