|We endeavor to be a resource for antique internal combustion marine engine collectors, restorers, researchers, and enthusiasts. We hope to provide a network for this small group of people to share research and information over the Internet. The site includes company histories, technical articles, classified ads, discussion group on specific engines as well as general categories.|
Early marine inboard engines are also known as one-lungers , make'n'break, or make and break engines. They could be two cycle or four cycle design, but were most commonly two cycle, and could be single or multi-cylinder. They were built in large factories such as Palmer Brothers, Lathrop, Gray, and Lozier, as well as small local machine shops, machining and assembling castings in limited numbers. The focus for OldMarineEngine.com will be the pre-1940 engines built for motor canoes, motor launches, dories, skiffs, and other pleasure or work boats up to about 30' in length. Thanks for visiting.
I hope that antique marine engine enthusiasts will find this site useful as a place to gain more knowledge and enjoyment of the hobby of collecting, researching, and restoring "one-lung" marine engines. Your use of the site will help make it interesting and enjoyable for others. If you have articles or historical information about marine engine builders or about a restoration that you have done, and would like to share it with other collectors, please let me know. If you have suggestions for other items of interest to marine engine collectors and restorers that we should offer in our store, I am always interested. Please also participate in the DISCUSSION and the CLASSIFIED areas of this site.
OldMarineEngine.com will endeavor to be a resource for antique internal combustion marine engine collectors, restorers, researchers, and enthusiasts. We hope to provide a network for this small group of people to share research and information over the Internet. The site includes company histories, technical articles, classified ads, discussion group on specific engines as well as general categories.
The best way to participate on this site is to use our discussion board, it is the most active area of the site and contains valuable information post by users of the site. Us the search function at the top of the discussion board pages.
We will also be selling a limited number of marine engine related books and products, and would welcome your suggestions for what to offer. Your participation is encouraged.
Thanks, Andrew Menkart
In the period from 1900 to 1940, there was a tremendous growth in industry in the United States. Marine engine builders were opening up shop in large cities and small towns across the country. Some produced thousands of engines and shipped their products around the world while others supplied commercial and recreational customers in their local region, producing a limited amount of engines.
We will publish company histories as well as advertising literature and catalogs to offer useful information to anyone researching a particular engine or builder. We will attempt to indicate the source and date of the information provided.
Some of the initial information to be posted will include Acadia, Buffalo, Buda, Cady, Dunn, Eagle, Fox, Frisbie, Gray, Hicks, Lathrop, Lozier, Mianus, Midland, McDuff, Palmer, Red Wing Motor Co., Regal Marine Engines, Roberts, Standard, Truscott, Termaat & Monahan, Tuttle, Union Gas Engine Co. CT Wright.