I am looking for information on the Johnston Lawn Mower Co. Specifically, whether they made their own engine or not. I know that they were bought by Jacobsen, and I know Jacobsen produced reel mowers for the homeowner market based on the Johnston line. Those later machines made by Jacobsen were Jacobsen powered.
What engine did Johnston Lawn Mower Co use before the Jacobsen purchase? I have a motor sitting here, two stroke, off a Johnston Lawn Mower Co reel mower. The engine has no identification. The tag on the mower cover (all I have left) says no model, but it does give an s/n of 2320-3017. The 2320 is printed on the tag, so I assume that is something like a model.
A Gas Engine magazine article: http://www.gasengine...iron-works.aspx
Something from Oscar Will's book: http://books.google....umwa ia&f=false
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