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Briggs Model Y Serial No.


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Sean,
Thats what I was hoping for when I started this thread. As many Ys as there are still left... there will surely be something show up. It may take awhile, but I hope as the thread grows in replys it will draw more attention.
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Here is our 1934 Briggs Y ser. #90325.



Here is our 1935 Briggs Y ser. #116402.
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Checked my other Model Y"s and they have Serial Numbers of:
299994 and 69232
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Mine is,
Type no. 60649
Ser. no. 181448
Built, Aug 1935
To me it's the most valuable engine in my collection,because it belonged to my grandfather.
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Over the years I have kept the most original/lowest sn Y I found. Serial no 30729, 8/33, resides in my collection now. It has an amazing tag with all the original black background paint still there. I bought it in 2000 from a collector auction.
I see by my records that I sold a shroud w/tag # 12142 on ebay around that time. From the same auction.
Best auction I have ever been to, no Briggs collectors there. Bought a couple of boxes of FH parts for fifteen bucks.There was a brass carb,light plant base,2 slant blocks,2heads, coils. It has all been sold. Bought 14 small motors for less than ten bucks each. REOs, MF,%S,^S,WIs, WM.
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I got bored today and did some figuring. You guys have given the numbers of 15 engines (or parts of), ranging from August of 1933 to August of 1936. I found two more on ebay, one whole engine and one tag, the engine being 77381 and the tag is 1206?? (six digits). The closest so far are 281911 and 283744, both being Mr. Newman's, with the difference of 1833. Keep em comin!
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I came across another '36 Y tag in my files. This one from June #273171.
Picture shows the restoration attempt I did on it. Didn't turn out too bad....
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That tag looks real good John. I just started to restore some maytags they look pretty darn good to but I'm still waiting for the older style decals to come in the mail. I restored a 1933 92 and a 1938 wrinkle finish 72 and I'm currently doing my 82 after that my 1/2hp upright. I'm lucky that I have 4 different types but still wish I had the fruit jar engine. I have other Briggs Y's they are #'s 92585 and 250902. I have one more Y in the shed I need to get #'s off of. Dan Sheldon
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John, that tag looks great! You got any tips on making them look so good? I hope everyone keeps the pics coming, it gives inspiration (sp) to keep working on our on projects!
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I have been able to restore several old Briggs tags, but one important point is that the tag has to be in fairly good shape to begin with. If the lettering is all worn down you will have a tougher time with it, but most can still be made to look better than "As-Found" with a little work. Thoroughly clean and polish the tag then spray paint it black. After the paint is about dry, I scrape off the raised areas with an aluminum scraper (it's softer than the brass so you don't cut or scratch it) You can make one from a soda can, a scrap of aluminum siding , or something similar. This may leave a little paint on some of the raised places. That's OK - leave it. Let it completely dry and carefully go for the remaining places with a small corner of Scotch-Brite. Some have come out good in one shot, others had to be redone a few times to get it right. After you have it where you want it, give it a shot of clear coat. This will bring back the gloss to any paint you might have dulled with the Scotch-Brite and protect the exposed brass from tarnishing.
When you do one (or several) put some pictures here and show us. A good looking tag is a great finishing touch on any engine.
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