Lauson Small Engines
You are free to copy and use these decals. I've had good luck with water transfer decal paper that is available from
multiple places on the web (google "water transfer decal paper"). I've had better luck with the white decal paper than I have
with the clear paper, and remember- if part of the decal is white you MUST use white decal paper. Your printer will not print
Follow the instructions completely. I've had good success with:
- print the decal and let it dry at least 48 hours.
- spray with clear coat (I use dupli-color engine enamel paint, so I usually use the dupli-color engine enamel clear)
Let this dry a day
- cut out the decal and apply (soaking around a minute or two usually does the trick)
- wait another day and then overspray with clear-coat.
For all decals, click the decal to get a larger cut/pastable rendition
This decal was used for early Lauson engines. I've never seen this decal on a
small engine, but you might find it handy.
This is another
decal that I've never seen on a small engine, none the less; you too might find it handy.
I've seen this
lettering on some of the early Lauson Small Engines (such as the LA / LB). Since I've only seen a picture, I don't know if
this is a decal or the name "Lauson" cast into the blower housing. This decal would be appropriate for what I've been calling
a 1st generation engine.
This is the
standard decal used on all but the earliest versions of RLC, RSC, RSM, TLC, and PAC. There is some debate as to whether this decal
should be yellow or gold. Most original engines look more gold than yellow; most folks think that the decal was yellow and
faded to gold with time; others say it always was gold. This is one of those situations where you "pays your money and takes your
chances" as they say.
At some time
lauson switched the decal from the above yellow decal to this decal. I'm thinking was around the time of the Tecumseh buyout, or
shortly before. You see these decals appearing on mid-1950 era engines. I've seen them on RSH, 55S, 55A, 55AB, RSV, TLH, TLV, LMH,
LMV, R, V, and P-25. My rule of thumb is, if you think your engine was built in the early 1950's, use the yellow oval decal;
if on the other hand you believe it was built in the middle to late 1950's use this decal.
This decal was used on the
SLV and the vertical shaft VA. It might have been used on the very early alloy block V series, but I suspect most V series had the
Tecumseh decal below.This decal is provided courtesy of John Damtoft of NY city (who's photo-editing skills far exceed mine)
was used fairly quickly after Tecumseh took over Lauson. You see this decal on ther alloy block H and V engines.
was used on the steel oil bath air cleaners found on the RSC and TLC.