An “Official” History
this from an employee at the factory in
The WISCONSIN MOTOR MFG. CO. was organized to build automobile,
truck and marine engines on
company started in a small shop in
The first model of engine built was the Type “A”, a 4-3/4” bore by 5-1/2” stroke, four cylinder “I” head engine. This engine was used in the Stutz automobiles, the Clintonville Four Wheel Drive trucks, and many other installations which gained considerable popularity and fame, due to their exceptional performance.
Other models of engines were brought out by the company, both four cylinder and six cylinder, until the final line included many sizes from a 20 H.P. four cylinder, to a 200 H.P. six cylinder. All of these engines were 4 cycle, WATER-COOLED.
the 1st War the company built only their original Modal “A” engine for the
During the ‘20’s, a full line of water-cooled engines was built for many varieties of installations. In 1929 the attention of the company was turned to AIR-COOLED engines and a number of single cylinder models were brought out. In 1935 a four cylinder V-type AIR-COOLED engine was added. These engines were used in every conceivable type of equipment very successfully and the demand for these engines increased so rapidly that by 1939 the air-cooled engines had entirely displaced the water-cooled line so that now only AIR-COOLED engines are being built.
The plant has been considerably increased in size and it is completely equipped with the most modern machinery and the company is now turning out 20,000 to 22,000 engines per month.
A number of changes have been made in the management of the company since the beginning. Mr. H. A. Todd has been President of the company since 1937. A. V. Milbrath, who is now Vice-President, has been in charge of engineering throughout.