Detroit Motor Car Supply Company

Sandow Stationary Hopper Cooled Engines.
Manufactured from 1911 to 1920 only in three sizes 2.5, 4 & 6 horse power.

These engines were very different compared to other farm engines of their time due to the very unusual looking spittoon style water hopper and the fact that the engine is a two stroke low pressure fuel injected engine that could run on multiple fuels such as Gasoline, Kerosene (Coal Oil), Alcohol, Naptha, Distillate and no change in equipment was necessary to change from one fuel to another unless you wanted to run natural or artificial gas then a regulator adapter was available as a extra option you could purchase from the DMCSC factory. A Detroit Motor Car Supply Company advertisement claimed that their engines could start and run on most all fuels and in any climate including 40 degrees below zero temperatures. These two stroke engines are capable of changing the direction of running on the go with out stopping the engine using a timer lever and turning the ignition off & on at the proper moment.


DMCSC Sandow 4hp, Serial # R-458, Owner: Kenny Kruse from
Hartington Nebraska.



DMCSC Sandow 4hp, S/N-?  Owner: Ed Litzsinger, From ?



Serial # Q-20 stamped on O.D. of flywheel.
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DMCSC  Sandow 2.5 hp.   Owner John Davis from Saint Cloud Florida.

Serial # Q-55 stamped on O.D. of flywheel.

DMCSC  Sandow 4 hp. Owner John Davis from Saint Cloud Florida.

Serial # Q-163 stamped on O.D. of flywheel.
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DMCSC Sandow 2.5 hp. Owner: Joe Mosley from Omaha Nebraska.


Serial # Q-310 stamped on O.D. of flywheel.
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DMCSC  Sandow 2.5 hp. Owner John Davis from Saint Cloud Florida.

Serial # Q-454 stamped on O.D. of flywheel.
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Restoration photos below.
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DMCSC  Sandow 2.5hp. Owner/restorer Max Leggett from Australia.

Serial # Q-516 stamped on O.D. of flywheel.
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Before restoration photo's.

After restoration photo's. 
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DMCSC Sandow 2.5hp. Owner/restorer Heller Davis from Loughman, Florida.


Serial # Q-533 stamped on O.D. of flywheel.
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This DMCSC  Sandow 2.5 hp was at the Jan & Feb 2008 Florida FlyWheelers show.
Owner: Blane Clarida from Rockford Illinois. Engine purchased in Canada.


 Serial # Q-556 stamped on O.D. of flywheel.
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DMCSC  Sandow  2.5 hp.  Owner/restorer James Scott from AbbotsFord British Columbia, Canada.

Serial # Q-568 stamped on O.D. of flywheel.
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DMCSC Sandow 2.5 hp. Owner Al Matheson from Cedar City Utah.

I believe the round cast cap is actually from a McCormick deering engine and someone has adapted to the water hopper to keep water from splashing out. The float with the wire attached indicates when water needs to be added.  


Serial # Q-611 stamped on O.D. of flywheel.
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DMCSC Sandow 2.5 hp. Owner: unkown,  photo taken at Metamora Indiana 2007.
This is the original muffler for this engine they are very difficult to find.


Serial # ?
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DMCSC  Sandow  2.5 hp.  Owner William Schaller from Minnesota.


Serial # ?
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DMCSC  Sandow  4 hp.  Owner William Schaller from Minnesota.

Serial # ?
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DMCSC  Sandow  4 hp.  Owner ?

Serial # ?
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DMCSC Sandow 4hp sold on Live Auction, owner unkown. This Sandow is missing original
 flywheel, governor system, fuel reservoir/injector, air-intake valve & muffler. It has a flywheel
 from a compressor on it and a home made mixer where the air-intake valve would normally go.


Serial #'s ?
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This 4hp Sandow sold at an estate sale in 2016, Chuck Yarbro Auction. Not sure who the new owner is.


Serial # ?
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DMCSC  Sandow  2.5 hp.

Photos were taken by Steve Barr  Steve's Engine Shanty  at the Sandwich Early Day Engine Club Show 
in Sandwich, IL - 2007 and the Franklin Grove, IL show 2008 of two different engines.


Serial # ?
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DMCSC  Sandow 2.5 hp.  Owner: Bill Winkler.

These two photos were taken by Travis Benner at Jason Dahm's Halloween show in Belgium Wisconsin. Nice original looking engine.


Serial # unknown.
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DMCSC  Sandow 2.5hp was sold on Ebay & located in Hampton, New Jersey.


Serial # ?
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DMCSC  Sandow 4 hp was sold on Ebay out of Rockford Illinois August, 2018, sold for $1,375.00 plus shipping cost.


Serial # ?
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DMCSC  Sandow 2.5hp, Owner Dave Cloutier.


The photo above was scanned from a December 1966 Engineers and Engines Magazine. Photo courtesy of the Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, Michigan.  The three gentleman in the photo are Pat Bennet (Grandfather), Bill McKenzie Sr. (Father) and cousin Mike Harwick from Belleville Michigan in Sumpter Township. Pat Bennet and Bill McKenzie Sr. were members of the Early Engine Club in Greenfield Village Michigan. Unfortunately all three have passed away. I recently received a email and a couple photo's from Bill McKenzie Jr. who still has his grandfather and fathers Sandow engine (Photos below). Bill thank you for contacting us and sending the photo's. What a great piece of history to have to honor your grandfather, father & cousin.



Home built tractor with a DMCS  Sandow hopper cooled engine. The DMCS catalogs shows that these hopper cooled engines were built in sizes 2.5, 4, 6 hp. The engine above appears to be a 6 hp.

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