Briggs Model A

The featured engine here is a Briggs and Stratton Model A
4 cycle engine that I have restored.
This engine is a type 60248 with the serial number 12312 which dates it to February 1936.
This engine was configured for heavy duty commercial / industrial use evidenced by the closed cooling fin head design, heavy cast iron blower housing and metal crank start.
The model A was manufactured from 1933 to 1948, (approx).
It is rated at 1-3/4 horsepower with a 2.25" bore and 2.25" stroke.

Briggs and Stratton is the trade name of the Briggs and Stratton corporation.

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The air cleaner options on this engine were oil-bath type or cartridge filter. This model has a metal hand crank to start the engine. This engine used an L-head design, (also known as flat-head) Spark plug pointed out horizontally. This engine
is equipped with a internal centrifugal governor. 
This particular engine has a stamped brass tag to identify it.
The type A carburetor was used on this early 5 digit model.  

The exhaust is aspirated through a 3/4" NPT threaded port.
Externally mounted gas tank on this model.
The engine block is made of cast iron and utilizes fins for air cooling.
Oil sump capacity:  3 pints.
Gas tank capacity: 4 quarts.

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