Lauson Small Engines

Models I'd like to find

I go to the shows and tell folks that I'm trying to collect an example of each of the different models of air cooled engines that Lauson produced. Lauson built hit-and-miss, water cooled, outboards; tractors; a huge variety of engines. I've concentrated on the air cooled models and I'm around a half dozen or so short of that goal.

I figure, nothing ventured, nothing gained; so this is the list of models I'd like to find. If you run across one of these I'd appreciate it if you kept me in mind.


Lauson VR/VRW

I know this is a water cooled engine, but for some reason I have a fascination for this engine model. It's an overhead valve, water cooled engine like the vastly more prevelent VR, but it has a radiator rather than a water tank for cooling. There are a few of these "out there" so I still have hope I might find one up for sale some day.


Lauson RA

This is a small washing machine engine that was produced in the early 1930's. I've never heard of someone having one of these, and I only have one picture of one from the Lauson catalog. I suspect they wern't very popular with Briggs flooding the market with their FH and Y series engines.


Lauson RLB

No Picture Available This is a modified RLC, built for washing machine use. It is supposed to have a vertical power take-off. It would be interesting to just see one of these things.


Lauson RLM

I don't really have a picture of one of these, but it is the marine varient of the pictured RLC; so if you happen across a RLC that is sitting on a slant and the carbutetor is mounted a bit askew to keep it vertical- it probably is one of these engines.


Lauson PAM

I also don't haver a picture of one of these, but it is a PAC as pictured, but once again- set up for marine use. So llikewise- if you happen across a PAC that is sitting on a slant and the carbutetor is mounted a bit askew to keep it vertical- it probably is one of these engines.


Goodall RLC

I show a goodall RSC in the picture, but this engine would look the same. The only distinguishing difference would be that the block is a RLC block (a 4- bolt head) as opposed to the RSC block.
I actually had a line on one of these a while back, but the seller and I couldn't come to agreement on a price.


Lauson CH17

This engine looks like a RSH except that it will have a rectangular gas tank mounted as shown in the picture.

I actually had a chance to acquire one of these many years ago just when I had started studying and collecting Lausons. At the time I just thought it was a 'basterdized' RSH. Too bad I didn't know more at the time, I would have snapped it up.


Lauson CH20

This engine looks like a RSH. I'm not sure you could tell the difference from external examination unless the engine tag identified the model.
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