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Maynard Kerosene Engine. Tell me what you know


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Old 12-08-2014, 10:48:34 PM
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I picked up a Maynard kerosene engine over the weekend.
Badge by & sold by, Charles William Stores . Brooklyn New York.
A catalog mail order department store of the time.
From what I've learned from onsite & google is that the engine was possible a Jacobson & or Nelson Brothers contract engine.
But. What else can you guys tell me. Information & history details is very limited!.
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Old 12-08-2014, 10:52:26 PM
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Shane,
Can't tell you much more than you already know without a photo or two.
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Old 12-09-2014, 12:12:41 AM
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Effective sometimes in 1917 Maynard sold Nelson Bros. built engines. Prior to 1917 Maynard sold engine made by Jacobson of Warren, Pa.

We definitively want to see pictures of your engine and personally I hope it is a Jacobson as I maintain a registry of these fine engines.

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Old 12-09-2014, 09:18:08 AM
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I picked the engine up on Saturday in heavy rain, & it rained all day. When I returned home I just left it inside my truck for the rest of the weekend, & I couldn't take pictures then.
Yesterday with the help of others, I took it out of the truck & placed it on a 4x8 trailer. The engine is on a skid / sled made from recycled barn beams, the skid is an overkill & twice as heavy as the engine. Not much of the trailer remained free space after placing the engine on it with the skid.
I was told the engine was used to run a hammermill. Fine flower is all over the engine & it looks like dried out pizza dough stuck to the wooden belt pulley.
Can not take pictures until it stops raining as the engine is outside. I can see signs of maroon color paint with very fine gold pinstripes. The decal is gone. The exhaust was plumbed to outdoors, so I didn't get a muffler. Have what looks to be the original gas tank. not in the engine base. Received a copy of instructions / parts list. Dated 1919.
I just found a parts list in the booklet for a clutch pulley I have listed for sale on engine ads. No name of pulley manufacturer.

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Denis.
I only did a little background research on the engine.
I do believe I read that one of the manufacturers of the engine used to have raised part numbers on all the parts castings.
I have noticed raised part numbers on a few of the engine parts.
Perhaps that is a clue which engine I have.
Most of the engine is caked with flower dust & the actual surface is not seen.
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Old 12-09-2014, 09:19:19 AM
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Can you give us any more info until we get a picture? What hp size it? Type of magneto on it? Casting numbers?

If it came with a parts list dated 1919 then it's probably a Nelson Brothers' engine.
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Old 12-09-2014, 09:31:39 AM
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is that the Maynard 5hp on skids that was on craigslist located southwest of Philadelphia?
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So. I just took some photos between the rain storms. I am hoping to post more than one. I know the pictures are worth a thousand words so I'll let them tell the story.
Serial number is 5861.
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last few photos.
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Firewoodguy.
Yes, this is that engine.

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Firewoodguy.
Yes, this is that engine. I hope it is a 5 hp. There isn't a tag to show Hp.
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Shane, It looks like a pretty complete Nelson Brothers. Nice purchase.

Here is a picture of my 1.5 which has similar pinstriping and paint as yours.




Does anyone know if Maynard decals are being made by anyone?
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Looks like a 7 HP with that two piece crank guard >>
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Here's a video of mine that I bought a few years back.
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you're right about the color, maroon with gold pinstripe.
Here is a quick video of mine. It's newer than yours and its a hit and miss, your is throttle governed.
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Shane, I have a 5HP Maynard that looks almost identical to yours. Let me know if you need any pics or information. Mine was bought from the original owners and she believed it was purchased in the early 20's, but they couldn't remember the original date. Nice find.

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Hello Bill. J
Would like to see you post pictures of your engine, & please let us have any detail of information you can. Thanks in advance. Shane
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Yes, this is that engine. I hope it is a 5 hp. There isn't a tag to show Hp.
If the letters in front of the serial number stamped on the face of the flywheel are "CA", then this Nelson Bros. is either 2-1/2 or 3hp.

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If the letters in front of the serial number stamped on the face of the flywheel are "CA", then this Nelson Bros. is either 2-1/2 or 3hp.
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Do you know what letters would be a prefix for the other horsepower ratings?
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Here is a Hp. chart link.
http://www.antiquengines.com/images/...s_hp_chart.jpg

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Another Hp list.
Nelson Models & HP Ratings

A - 1 HP
B - 1 HP
F - 6-7 HP
FB - 6-7 HP
C - 2-3 HP
CA - 2-3 HP
CB - 2-3 HP
CC - 2-3 HP
D - 4-5 HP
DA - 4-5 HP
DB - 4-5 HP
J - 12 HP
N - 1 HP
P - 1 HP
T - 1 1/2 HP
TA - 1 HP
U - 2 HP
Small, high-speed engine line:

VAG - ? HP
VCG - 1 HP
HB and XB 5/8 HP
VDG - 2 HP
VBG - ? HP
VFG - 3 HP
VSG - 1 HP
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