Waterloo Customer List

 

                                                                                               

19 SEPT 16


                     WATERLOO GASOLINE ENGINE COMPANY

                                                 CUSTOMERS

 

    Production at the Waterloo foundries seems to have begun in 1895 with annual production averaging some 450 engines during the next twelve years then increasing dramatically. The oldest known engine is serial #83 for 1895, which has a “Waterloo Gasoline Traction Engine” tag. This engine and #450 for 1896 are both owned by Kenny Kass of Duckerton, Iowa. They are piston-trip with walking beam and fuel pump.  Engine #219 has also been located. Production of the well-known Waterloo Boy began in 1906. Their customer base grew to a point where following names would appear on their engines during the next sixteen years.

 

1.     AMERICAN BOY (Davis - Colbert of St. Louis, Missouri)

2.     ARBUCKLE and RYAN

3.     ARMSTRONG (Waterloo, Iowa)

4.     BANNER ENGINE COMPANY (Lansing, Mich)

5.     BAUER (Ever Ready)

6.     BIG CHIEF

7.     BRADLEY, MERRIAM & SMITH (Council Bluffs, Iowa)

8.     D. T. BOHON

9.     CALDWELL-HALLOWELL

10.  CALL OF THE WEST (Desjardins-Canada)

11.  CHICAGO AIR-MATIC

12.  CHIEF ENGINE WORKS

13.  CRANE-ORDWAY

14.  CRAY (Cleveland, Ohio)

15.  CREAMERY PACKAGE MFG

16.  DAVIS (Cascaden-Vaughan – Thomas Cascaden President)

17.  R. J. DOWNES

18.  T. EATON CO. (Multi-store retail & catalog-Winnipeg, Canada)

19.  ECONOMY (Sold by Sears)

20.  ELGIN

21.  EVER-READY (Iowa Spreader Co.)

22.  EXCELSIOR ENGINE

23.  FAULTLESS

24.  GAULT & COMPANY

25.  F. P. HARGAUGH (Russell Steam)

26.  HARRIS

27.  HUSTLER (La Crosse Implement – Minneapolis, Mn)

28.  IMPERIAL EQUATOR

29.  JAEGER MACHINE CO.

30.  JACKSON

31.  JACOBSON

32.  JOHN M. SMYTHE

33.  JOLIET

34.  KNODIG (National Pitless Scale)

35.  KNOWLTON

36.  KNOX

37.  LESTER

38.  MAJESTIC (Hartman Company)

39.  NEWARD

40.  OMAHA CHIEF

41.  OVERTIME

42.  PARKS BALL BEARING

43.  O. K. PEERLESS

44.  PENNSYLVANIA BOY

45.  REIERSON MACHINERY (Portland, Or)

46.  SSS (Standard Scale Supply)

47.  SANDWICH MANUFACTURING CO

48.  SANDOW (Sandy McManus  / Dupont BS915 blue and red colors)

49.  SHELDON (Waterloo, Iowa)

50.  SIMPLEX (Western Manufacturing)

51.  SOUTHERN WATERLOO GAS ENGINE CO. (Greensboro, N. C.)

52.  STEWART

53.  SUCCESS

54.  TEMPLE PUMP

55.  TRUSTWORTHY

56.  UNIFLO

57.  U. M. A. (United Manufacturing Assoc)

58.  UNITED (Lansing, Michigan)

59.  UNITO (United Factories Company)

60.  WATERLOO BOY

61.  WATERLOO CEMENT MACHINERY

62.  WATERLOO CHIEF (Minneapolis, Mn)

63.  WATERLOO ENGINE WORKS

64.  WATERLOO GAS ENGINE CO.

65.  WEIL BROS. (Chicago)

66.  WINDSOR

67.  WONDER

68.  WOODIN AND LITTLE

69.  WOODRUFF MACHINERY MFG.

70.  YALE

 

                                          WATERLOO CHARACTERISTICS

      Waterloo engines have .375” (3/8”) diameter igniter/magneto studs on 2.125” centers. No other engines have these type igniter studs. Igniter studs information is available under “Technical Index” at: www.Oldengine.org courtesy of Ted Brookover.

      I would be pleased to hear from anyone able to add to this list of Waterloo customers.

                                                                                                              Jimmy Priestley