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Details about  Motsinger AUTO-SPARKER, “NICE”. Hit Miss. Gas Engine. Friction Drive Magneto

Motsinger AUTO-SPARKER, “NICE”. Hit Miss. Gas Engine. Friction Drive Magneto See original listing
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Nov 25, 2012 18:00:30 PST
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US $733.00
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Item location:
Near the Jersey Shore., United States


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Used: An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully ... Read moreabout the condition


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United States

This is a really, "NICE" vintage, The AUTO-SPARKER, made by The MOTSINGER Device Mfg. Co. in Pendleton, Indiana. These devices were used for ignition and speed control on IHC - Famous, Titan, Victor and other igniter type, hit & miss, and throttle governed engines.


The Patent dates are Feb. 6, 1900, Oct. 7, 1902, and Mar. 10, 1903. I have shown many photos of its really nice condition. I checked it with a small 6 volt battery, and it motors along nicely (see the YOUTUBE link provided). The overall diameter of the pulley is 4 1/4 inches with a nice IHC logo imprint in the casting. 




The AUTO-SPARKER in Excellent Condition with no cracks, breaks, welds or repairs. The winding covering is nice as are the wiring connections. The paint looks original along with traces of pin striping. The fly ball governor is intact and functional. I am selling The AUTO-SPARKER just as you see it in the photos with the base mounting bracket. It weighs in at around a hefty 26#’s without packing. I will take it to the UPS store for packing, and shipment with insurance.


This is a very nice AUTO-SPARKER and will look great on a nice original or restored engine. One would be hard pressed to find another as nice as this one.


This item is used, old, and is being sold “AS IS”. 


Look the pictures over good and make sure it’s what you want. The shipping cost specified is for time and materials needed to pack and ship the item by the local UPS store. If you have any questions, ASK early, before you bid. I will only ship to U.S. Postal addresses.  Payment is expected within two (2) calendar days via PayPal only, to expedite the transaction. Insurance will be provided on this item. NO REFUNDS on sales.

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