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Old 07-11-17, 10:58 PM   #1
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Default Engine ID, anyone?

A friend has just acquired this engine. Anyone care to have a stab at an ID?
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Old 07-11-17, 11:07 PM   #2
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Charles,

I've just put Stover into the internet and scrolled through loads of pictures and there is a Stover which is very similar but with straight spoked flywheels.

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Not a Stover.
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When you say that it isn't a Stover does the owner actually know what engine it is then?

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Old 08-11-17, 10:08 AM   #5
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Robertsonville Foundry Engine?



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http://buzzcoil.brinkster.net/robert...e/page102.html

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Old 08-11-17, 12:09 PM   #6
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When you say that it isn't a Stover does the owner actually know what engine it is then?

Pete.
Yes, Pete, He knows what it is. Just thought I'd see if anyone else knew. Bit of a quiz!!
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Old 08-11-17, 12:15 PM   #7
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Yes, Peter, it's a "Robertsonville". There was controversy over what they were actually called in the first place. They were designed by a guy called Jean Thomas Bisson but actually made by Adolphe Lambert who had a foundry and engineering business in Robertsonville, Quebec. In around 1916 they were advertised in their local press as a "Robertsonville"engine.
Matey's engine has the cast nameplate on the other side of the hopper. Curiously, they never had serial numbers.
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Old 08-11-17, 02:45 PM   #8
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Don't mind betting that the hopper casting is symmetrical and fits either way round?

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Old 08-11-17, 02:55 PM   #9
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(snip) Matey's engine has the cast nameplate on the other side of the hopper.
And I wonder if the other side of the one Peter posted has that little scallop to facilitate access to priming cup on Webster igniter?

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Old 09-11-17, 01:30 PM   #10
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And I wonder if the other side of the one Peter posted has that little scallop to facilitate access to priming cup on Webster igniter? NHH
I have two photographs from the internet of 6 HP engines, one with a scallop and one without, maybe designed out and only on the early ones?

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