Engine Field Test


This photo, reproduced from a glass slide, shows a representative of the Sandwich Manufacturing Company overseeing the operation of an 8 hp Sandwich engine. The exact date is unknown but Sandwich Manufacturing was putting the pieces in place to begin production of their “Excess Power” gas engine line in February of 1913 and they introduced the engines in June of 1914.  Best guess is the photo is within that range. The identity of the company man in the photo unfortunately is open for speculation. Best guess would be Carl Walter. Carl was a foreman in the "engine test room" at Sandwich Manufacturing. Another possibility would be Arthur Parks, he was  the Superintendent of the gasoline and kerosene engine department. This photo was shared with us courtesy of Roger Peterson

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