Clinton Engines Corp had engines made overseas for them by Newton. Probably the first emall engine manufacturer to do so. I also have one which is NOS from a Clinton distributor from Minnesota!
Thanks for the info, Does that mean the other Clinton in the video was built by Newton? Pretty rare engine I suppose.This was Clinton's swan song. They sold their tooling to "Newton Engineering & Manufacturing (PTE) Ltd." in Singapore, Malaysia. Initially Newton attempted to get some mileage out of the established Clinton name by labeling their engines as Clintons. Ultimately they decided to ditch the name, turn the arrowhead upside down and brand them as Newtons. Shortly thereafter it was game over.
Yes, thank you, I did set out to make a rambling stupid video because I'm a moron. Oh wait, no. It's not that I had never heard of Newton, although I hadn't. It's that I couldn't find any information on them at all anywhere. That is why I made the video and this post.The person in that video rambles and rambles about Newton not being a manufacturer because he's never heard of it, and that it's worthless, etc. He's mistaken on both counts. It's quite simply this...a Clinton that was manufactured in Singapore instead of Maquoketa. The specs are identical. The older one in the video was likely from Iowa (no way to tell from the video). Newtons are not rare, although they're certainly less common than Clintons. They're on E-Bay from time to time (note Mr. Newman's example). I have some documentation co-branded with Clinton/Newton and even a large advertising poster with a young Asian woman posing in a bikini amidst a bunch of Newton engines. No kidding.
Well someone said they sold Newtons as Clinton's briefly.No that does not mean that the other CLINTON! in the video is a Newton, unless it is silver with an upside down arrowhead or says Newton on it somewhere it is not a Newton it is a Clinton.
Hi there fellas! I'm in the UK.
I had Newton engine which I fitted to a Trojan childs' ride-on miniature tractor. It was BLUE and obviously original. I think these were fitted to cement mixers over here as that is where the previous owner told me he got it from. I also have found very little information on these engines over here or who was the agent / importer.
HOWEVER! And this is my reason for posting here;
My little Trojan 'Toraktor' was stolen from our garage in Kent UK some time ago and in spite of posting on the internet and sending out leaflets to clubs and tractor meets, shows etc it still hasn't been found. So, if any of you should come across a little Trojan mini tractor with a 'Newton' engine in it is is most likely to belong to me. If so please advise to...Tim @ Permanden .co .uk
I will try to post a photo on here, but if anyone is interested I can email a picture of it. I can ID it as I restored it for my son to go to rallies with. Regards and Thanks to all.