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Mar 11 09 4:11 PM

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A gold plated Clinton being presented to Iowa's governor.
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Wheelhorse- RJ-35, RJ-58, 550, 401, 1054, D-250
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Mar 11 09 6:39 PM

Brief History

First production engine-1946
Last production in Maquoketa-1978
In 1979 the opperation went to singapore where it continued until 1999.

The company started going downhill over a copyright lawsuit between them and Briggs & Stratton. Then they didn't have the money to upgrade their tooling and increase production. In 1966 they went bankrupt but in 1968 they went back into production.

I have a pic of the 11 millionth engine produced and it was gold plated too. There was somewhere around 15 million engines produced.

Charlie

Email me if you want parts or engines at [email protected]

60+ engines.
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Wheelhorse- RJ-35, RJ-58, 550, 401, 1054, D-250
Choremasters, Midland Walkbehind, Mellinger paddle-wheel

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Apr 18 12 9:41 PM

I have a model 412 Clinton with serial number 16010150A. Does the numbering system mean that I may have the 16,010,150th engine produced? Or did they skip numbers like some manufacturers do?

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Apr 22 12 9:03 AM

The serial numbers are all over the map with no discernable correlation. Although Clinton is my engine of choice, I have to give a tip of the hat to B & S for their code field which gives year/month of manufacture, configuration options, etc.

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