4 Cycle Hit & Miss
1925 Stover Type KC
6 Horse Power Gasoline Engine manufactured by the
Stover Manufacturing & Engine Co., Freeport, IL
5 3/4” Bore X 8″ Stroke – Rated H.P. at 450 R.P.M.
1911 Waterloo Gasoline Engine Co. "Waterloo Boy"
11/2 Horse Power Gasoline Engine manufactured by the Waterloo Gasoline Engine Co., Waterloo, Iowa
3 1/2″ Bore X 5″ Stroke – Rated H.P. at 500 R.P.M.
Pick up the crank and give it a spin!
Organized in 1893 as the Waterloo Gasoline Traction Engine Co., the company started life by designing and building tractors. However, due to low sales, gas engines were added to their catalog around 1893-4. Around 1896, the company reorganized as the Waterloo Gasoline Engine Co., but continued in research and development of farm tractors. The result was the Waterloo Boy tractor, first introduced in 1912. Eventually, in 1918, Deere & Co. bought the company and continued the tractor development which has become today’s John Deere. This Waterloo Boy engine was only produced in 1911, after which it was changed slightly and rerated to 2 HP. The basic engine on wood skids was $32 US in 1911, with the cart adding slightly to the price. The full detailed restoration of this engine can be seen here.