Nice full page ad from the Kendall County News in 1914.
These old ads give us a nice timeline of what was going on at Sandwich Manufacturing. Notice the Chanticleer engine in the crib. This may be the last SMC advertisement showing the Chanticleer engines. SMC was rapidly gearing up their engine department, building new buildings and buying new machinery to begin producing engines on a much larger scale. Although Sandwich had been producing gas engines on a limited scale for over a year, they had yet to 'officially' announce them to the general public. Numerous testimonials from people that have used and tested engines manufactured in 1913 exist, and I'll post some of those in the near future. As always, keep sending those comments and requests, and don't forget to hit the follow button at the top of the page.