The Engines of Lansing


Lansing was once a center for manufacturing and distribution of stationary engines. “Stationary Engine” was a generic term for and internal combustion engine that was used, in many cases on farms, for a wide variety of uses prior to the introduction of electricity. Around a dozen Lansing businesses were engaged in this activity. Covers companies such as:

  • NewWay
  • Olds
  • Novo
  • United
  • Ideal
  • Brownwall
  • Beilfuss
  • Kneeland
  • Acme, and more!

Also included are vehicle engines from Oldsmobile and Reo.

70 page, highly illustrated, soft cover book written by Dave Pfaff covering stationary, truck, automotive and marine engines.