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Old 12-07-2017, 08:20:36 PM
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Rob I will post more pictures tomorrow nite.
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Here are some new picture's of engine. It does have single screw in water hopper.Flywheel's are 24" in diameter I forgot to look for serial no. I will try to do that tomorrow. Thanks
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Here's a photo of a Bracket & Shaw cast tag, single screw ... owner unknown.
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The serial for this engine is 6598 . Hopefully we can figure out age and hp.Thanks
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I was able to talk to Bob Herder today and he was able to help me out with a cast tag for my engine.
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Nice Find Donald !!, I have seen a few engines like that, but not many ! Mostly you see Woodpecker engines with "Behive" carbs on top of the head, these carbs were made by a company called Monarch. Other used Lunkenhimer Mixers on the bottom of the head, these were models K, KS, KBB, etc. What you have looks like a Type J engine with a Type E Head what would be used on a tank cooled engine on a hopper cooled Woodpecker, most likely it is a pretty early type J. My 3 1/2 Tank Cooled Type E is from 1904 is has 5 spoke flywheels and a forged Bronze Connecting rod. Nearest I have been able to find were Type E Woodpecker were made from 1903 till about 1910 and Type J engines were made starting in 1910. Not much is know about Middletown Machine Company after 1915. They made engines starting in the 1890's under the name of Miami, since Middletown Ohio, resides in Miami County in Ohio. The Woodpecker name was first introduced in 1903 and was an engine that was marketed for farm use. Not much literature has survived, mostly catalog and a few dealer sheets. Bracket Shaw and Lunt, were some of the largest dealers of Woodpecker engines. There were also many smaller dealers, I even heard of one run out of a hardware store in Ellington CT.

I added a couple pictures of some Woodpecker engines I saw at shows this year!
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Looking for a gas tank for this engine. Dimensions to build one or used one. The tank does not mount on water hopper. My engine has the boards on the skids that hold the tank. Are the tanks the same? Also need beehive carb. to complete this project . Thanks
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This is what I have written down of measurements taken from a 3.5hp Woodpecker. Tank is 9 inches in diameter with a 1/4 inch flange on the ends. The length is 15 3/4 inches long. The gas cap is in the middle of the tank. The outlet is 1/4 inch pipe on one side of the tank. John Wanat will be able to make the tank for you.
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Rob, while we're on the subject of Middelton/Woodpeckers, do you (or anyone for that matter) know of anyone making repro middelton mufflers for the 6 hp? Think its a 2" NPT. Thanks. John K.
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Sorry I don't know of anyone reproing the 6hp Mufflers. Rob
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