I just picked up a 2 1/2 horse Sattley over the weekend. It looks like it was never set up for a mag, but for a battery and coil only. The ignitor bracket is broken but it certainly was not a bracket capable of holding a webster mag. It is spoked flywheel, with the oil wells on the main caps instead of grease cups, and it has the manual speed control on the end of the crank shaft. It's in rough shape but is certainly restorable. The tag gives a serial number of 10696, 2 1/2 horse at 475 rpm. Aside from the broken ignitor bracket (I think it will run as is, but it will wear a lot if I do), and some pretty worn out timing gears, and the lack of a crank guard, the engine should be pretty easy to get going.
- Bill Jones
This is exactly correct! Field-Brundage made engines from about 1905 until sometimes in 1916. Then Montgomery Ward bought the factory, change the name sign in front of the building, made "Racine Sattley" name tags and stuck them to every engines from then on.They were made at the old Field Brundage factory yet but Montgomery Wards was now owner of the company. Db.
There is only one way to tell if a late Field-Brundage is identical to an early Racine Sattley and that would be to find one of each of the same horsepower and compare the casting numbers.So, is my 1916 Racine Sattley the same as a 1915 Field & Brundage?
I don't know if you have it. My engine is at Florida Flywheelers and I will not see it until the 20th.
I'll get the serial # and contact you. I will also look for a casting date.
Mine is a 5hp hit and miss with the three speed cone and what I think is original paint.
Did the Field engines have the same governor with the cone?
Here is a start to a Field-Brundage/Sattley page with an engine and some of its casting numbers:There is only one way to tell if a late Field-Brundage is identical to an early Racine Sattley and that would be to find one of each of the same horsepower and compare the casting numbers.
So far I do not have a 15hp in the registry. I have only one 12hp in the registry which seems to be the newer model with hardly any lip around the water hopper opening.Denis, has anyone sent you in pics or information on 12 hp hit and miss Racine Sattley.