Here are some photos of an engine stand I've been using for 50 years. I think it predates Stevens tools, but don't know for sure. Here are the markings I think I see along the base: SSE Co., M43-G, Made in USA.
Wow! What a bear of a stand. That thing just reeks "INDUSTRIAL AGE'! Like this song... www.youtube.com/watch?v=qt2Kmu7JtjA.
The song is called "Powerhouse" composed by Raymond Scott in 1937 and was used in cartoons in the 40's and 50's whenever scenes of assembly lines were shown (remember kids?).
In the accompanying video, click off the advertisement and imagine Model T parts hanging from the trollies going to their various destinations. Jim Patrick
Larry, was that manufactured as an engine stand or was it made into an engine stand from other parts?