Last year, I was looking through the old shop at the golf course that I work at and saw and engine on a portable "skid". I asked my boss if I could have it and he said yes. I pulled it out and found out that it was an old McCulloch generator. I brought it home and it fired right up, it is hard to pull because of the design of the generator. Most that you see are a "barrel" shape, McCulloch used a "pancake" shape. I did some researching and couldn't find much about them. I did find out that I got one of the bigger units that they made.
Then, back towards Christmas time, I was a an older local hardware store and found that he had one sitting under a tarp with a bunch of other stuff. When I asked him about it, he said he wasn't ready to sell it yet. Today my brother and I went down to look for something and he told me he was ready to sell it since he knew it would be going to a good home. I got it, an old Jacobsen Lawn Queen and a small air compressor for less than $100. We got everything home and unloaded. I gave the Jacobsen to my brother since I owed him a couple dollars and I didn't really want it. I sprayed some starting fluid in the generator and it fired right up. The shroud for the generator is a little banged up, but is still fairly nice.
The first one I got is an earlier model with a 7hp engine and still has the old Mc logo on it. The one I got today is slightly newer with an 8hp engine on it.