Online Catalogue last updated 25th of June 2012
Briggs & Stratton, the largest small engine company in the World, began in 1908 as an informal partnership between Stephen F. Briggs and Harold M. Stratton. They started manufacturing a 6 cylinder two cycle engine designed by Briggs, but this was not profitable, so eventually they ended up making automotive components such as locks and ignition switches.
In 1920, another change in the products occurred, they began to manufacture small engines, and over the years of product development and refinement, they ended up with the aluminium alloy engine in the early 1950's. This book comprehensively covers the history of the company, describing the wide range of products produced and problems faced during the many years of production up until the late 1980's. There are many interesting experimental and prototype products that never reached the market place described.
Code No. 007752, 208 pages, $123.00