I've had this engine for a few years. I would like to know more about it. I would also like to date it.
Your little picture is only 20KB, which doesn't show any detail. You can go up to 194KB for a much larger image that will be easier to work with.
I'm thinking more on the lines of a boat engine.
It could be a boat engine, but a lot of very early cars used the same engines as a boat, but just changed a few brackets, or placement of some items. My 1908 Reliable Dayton highwheeler, uses a "Reeves" style engine. They were a big supplier of boat engines before 1910. My engine looks almost like the "Reeves" but it is obvious from pictures in the catalogs for Reliable Daytons that it is an engine for a Reliable Dayton. (or built for them to fit their car). Your engine also appears to be two cycle air cooled. That was still a popular choice till about 1906. Most of the buggy and highwheeler type of cars used a one or two cylinder type of engine, either four stroke or two cycle. There was still a lot of one off experimenting going on pre 1906 (aprox). So with that said I would venture a guess of a boat, highwheeler, small buggy type car, or even a cyclecar as the most likely use for your engine.
Just found this on YouTube
1911Chase touring car
Thanks for the video link Matthew. I enjoyed it very much. Also fun to see the two cylinder.
Don't you hate it when you try to show something and it doesn't want to cooperate?
I had my neighbor come over to watch me start the T, spend about 5 minutes trying to get it to run until I realized I had the fuel valve turned off.
Mike, you're not the first.
The Chase in the video is three cylinder.
I believe they also made two cylinder models.
The 1911 Chase was an incredibly crude car. Here's another one, with delivery body:
Doug Tomb in Virginia has several Chases - he's related to the family. He had a 3-cylinder high wheeler on the Maine 1&2 earlier this month. It ran quite well, even climbed all the hills (slowly!) until one of the wheels shed its 104-year-old solid rubber tire.
It's fun to see a 3-cyl Bosch mag. DU3?
Neat picture Royce.
I wouldn't dare try cranking a T the way he cranked that Chase!
Interesting Motor, thanks for sharing.
I have been told this is a Chase, but I have never seen one with this style of cylinder.