MASSEY-HARRIS
Type 2


M-H Type 2 M-H Type 2 M-H Type 2 M-H Type 2

The above 4 pictures are of my 1-1/2 horsepower Massey-Harris "Type 2"
engine. The serial number is 1K 3281 and its rated speed is 650 RPM



In 1923, Massey-Harris engineers designed a new engine, the Massey-Harris
"Type 2". This was a throttling governor engine with a combination, two
chamber carburator that permitted gasoline or kerosene to be used for fuel.
The carburator was mounted beneath the cylinder head and in some respects
resembled the carburator on a Fairbanks-Morse "Type ZA" engine. No fuel
pump was used, but at the outlet of the fuel tank, a check valve was used
in the fuel line. This engine had a one piece cylinder and water hopper
casting. The valves were located in the removable cylinder head. The
governor weights were mounted in the flywheels.

The "Type 2" engines were built in ratings of 1-1/2, 3, 4-1/2 and 6 HP.
These engines were simple and straight forward in appearance and the
full-rated horsepowers were available from either gasoline or kerosene.
On the larger sizes water could be introduced into the combustion chamber
to prevent pounding under load.

The "Type 2" engine was only equipped with an all brass mixer and a
Webster magneto in 1923, the first year the "Type 2" was built. In 1924,
the ignition was changed to the Wico magneto and this Wico was used until
1932, when the "Type 2" engines were discontinued. In 1926, a Wico SK
magneto and mounting bracket was made available to convert the 1923
Webster magneto equipped engines to spark plug ignition. The 1923 "Type 2"
engines used a slightly different design of governor weight pins to those
used in 1924 and later years. The sight glass gauge was first used on the
gas tank on the 1924 engines.

From 1923 through 1925, a rectangular type oil well with wicking was
used on "Type 2" engines. Syphon type oilers were used on the main
bearings on the "Type 2 engines from 1926 to 1932. As with the "Type 1",
the Massey-Harris "Type 2" engines had casting numbers with the "AA" prefix.
The engines were painted all red except for the magneto. The stripes
along with the Massey-Harris name were yellow. The Massey-Harris
"Type 2" engines were built from 1923 to 1932 inclusively.



M-H Type 2


M-H Type 2 M-H Type 2

The above 2 pictures are of an engine manufactured by
Massey-Harris Co. Ltd of Toronto, Canada. This is a Type 2
engine rated speed at 650 RPM, 1-1/2 horsepower and the serial
number is indicated as Shop No. 1K2580. The Massey-Harris
Type 2 were built from 1923 to 1932 in sizes of
1-1/2, 3, 4-1/2 and 6 horsepower


M-H Type 2 M-H Type 2

This other 1-1/2 horsepower has a rated speed of 650 RPM
and the serial number is indicated as Shop No. 1K1523.



M-H Type 2

This other 1-1/2 horsepower has a rated speed of 650 RPM
and the serial number is indicated as Shop No. 1K 4398.
Note the funnel type openning on the water hopper.



MASSEY-HARRIS Type 2
PREFIX ..H.P... RPM ...Flywheel... ...Bore... Stroke ...Height... Weight
1K 1-1/2 650 17x1-3/4 3-1/4 4-1/2 22-3/4 268
3K 3 600 21x2 4-1/4 5-1/2 28 430
4K 4-1/2 550 24x2-1/4 4-3/4 6-1/2 30-1/2 640
6K 6 550 28x2-1/2 5-1/4 7 34 820


M-H Type 2 M-H Type 2

Massey-Harris Type 2, 3HP., RPM 600, Serial Number 3K3324.
It has a full crankcase cover, a funnel type water hopper cover
and a Wico magneto. The hopper extension and the enclosed crankcase
were used on sprayers and balers, according to a M-H parts manual.
(this particular engine was used on a baler).



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