Here's an engine stand that bolts to the water outlet on the block. By locking and unlocking the vise the engine can be rotated 360 degrees while working on it. The piece that mounts to the block slips in and out of the vise clamp.
Dandy tool there Jay !
I want it...... really, really bad!!!
This patent is very similar to Jay’s engine holder,
and as many patents get changed slightly for ease
of manufacturing or cost cutting, I will post this one
as being “similar or close”.
Patent number: 1351232
Filing date: Aug 22, 1919
Issue date: Aug 31, 1920
I think you better have a big and heavy bench to mount this engine stand if this is used to hold a complete engine. It is probably best used with a short block only.
Here are some better photos of the unit apart. Notice the tiny spring to keep the shaft from binding.
Jack, I think you right about it being for short block use rather then an entire engine.
It would sure be simple to make something similar. Couple old back main caps, a chunk of crankshaft, a welder and a couple bolts.
If that says Ekern on the id tag, it was probably made in Flandreu, SD. A friend of mine has a couple different t engine stands and other tools made by them. I believe the family is still operating a good sized plumbing business headquartered in Flandreu. Jim
James, Yes it does say EkerN on the tag. I have several different rear axle towing repair axles made by them. Thanks for the info.
Modern engine stand are much to the same principle.
And another magazine ad.