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Old 05-25-2005, 07:59:55 PM
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I picked up a Hummer gas engine at the 2005 Portland Swap Meet,the tag reads "Hummer Engine Works, Jackson Michigan. The number on the igniter bracket refer's it to Field-Brundage.
Does anyone out there know anything about the Hummer Engine Works?

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A friend of mine bought a Hummer at an auction in Kutztown, PA a little over a month ago, and he is also unable to find out anything about it.
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I picked up a Hummer gas engine at the 2005 Portland Swap Meet,the tag reads "Hummer Engine Works, Jackson Michigan. The number on the igniter bracket refer's it to Field-Brundage.
Does anyone out there know anything about the Hummer Engine Works?

Thanks for your time.
Roger
According to a 4 page flyer I have in my Field-Brundage file, the Hummer line consist of both gasoline and throtling govenor kerosene engines. The decal on the engine says "THE FIELD TYPE W ENGINE". The maker is Hummer Engine Works, Jackson, Michigan, U.S.A. I do not know when they dropped the Field-Brundage name and went to Hummer.They were made in 1 1/2, 2, 3, 5, 7, 10 & 16 HP sizes. These are full base engines. Webster magneto is standard..

Here is a interesting paragraph called "FINISH" " Engines are well finished, receiving one coat of heavy iron filler, which is rubbed to a smooth finish which leaves a good surface over which to paint. Regular standard finish is Seal Brown"

Remember one thread a while back about using body filler versus painting over the rough castings. Some quality engines did go the extra step. Field being a quality engine.

I keep a roster of Field-Brundage engines but do not have any Hummers listed. John D.
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Mark Meincke's book lists Hummer Mfg. Co. of Springfield , Illinois with trade names of Hummer, Racine-Sattley and Sattley. He also lists Hummer as a trade name for Field-Brundage. I agree that the engine in question is a Field-Brundage. I have seen photos of what looked like a small Gray without the raised letters called a Hummer also.
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According to a 4 page flyer I have in my Field-Brundage file, the Hummer line consist of both gasoline and throtling govenor kerosene engines. The decal on the engine says "THE FIELD TYPE W ENGINE". The maker is Hummer Engine Works, Jackson, Michigan, U.S.A. I do not know when they dropped the Field-Brundage name and went to Hummer.They were made in 1 1/2, 2, 3, 5, 7, 10 & 16 HP sizes. These are full base engines. Webster magneto is standard..

Here is a interesting paragraph called "FINISH" " Engines are well finished, receiving one coat of heavy iron filler, which is rubbed to a smooth finish which leaves a good surface over which to paint. Regular standard finish is Seal Brown"

Remember one thread a while back about using body filler versus painting over the rough castings. Some quality engines did go the extra step. Field being a quality engine.

I keep a roster of Field-Brundage engines but do not have any Hummers listed. John D.
Thanks for the info., John
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