How I ended up being a Lauson advocate
Years ago while attending an engine show, I came across an interesting small engine. I didn't know what it was at the time (it had a Montgomery Wards tag on it), but I thought it was interesting and the price was "right" so I bought it and brought it home. I fiddled with it for a while and finally got it to run. Some internet searching showed that it was a Lauson RSC, and more research showed the engine to be a Lauson RSC-591. As time passed, I acquired a few more small engines of different manufacture, but the Lausons seemed to "grow on me" for some reason; I suspect I was drawn to their clever and compact design.
There seemed to be no one actively collecting them (as there was with Briggs and Stratton engines) and there seemed to be very little information available about them. Always rising to a challenge, I decided that collecting Lauson engines might be interesting and I set about to learn as much about them as I could. Somewhere along the journey, I've become a Lauson advocate. I've managed to acquire nearly one example of every air cooled small engine model Lauson built, and I've acquired a lot of literature pertaining to Lauson. Hopefully, this web site will allow me to share with you what I've collected and what I've learned along the way.