MODEL 43 WOOD TUB MULTI-MOTOR-BATTERY

PRODUCED 1915 FEB. 1924

TOTAL NUMBER PRODUCED 81344

THE MODEL 41 & 42 WERE THE FIRST MODEL PRODUCED OF THE MODEL 40 SERIES. THE FIRST MACHINES WERE PRODUCED WITH A WOOD WRINGER PURCHASED OUT AND LATER CHANGED TO IRON FRAME WRINGER ASSEMBLED AT THE MAYTAG COMPANY. WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE MODEL 44 ALL MODEL 40 SERIES HAD OVERLAPPING SERIAL NUMBERS STAMPED ON THE RIGHT FRONT LEG THE ONLY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MODELS BEING THE POWER SOURCE. THE FOLLOWING SERIAL NUMBERS WOULD, BECAUSE OF THEIR DATES OF PRODUCTION, NECESSARILY BE MODEL 41'S OR MODEL 42'STRANSFER: MANUFACTURED BY THE MAYTAG COMPANY NEWTON,IA., THE MAYTAG POWER WASHER - PATENTED AUG. 1912 NO. 1036192, PATENTED DEC. 1912 NO. 1046034 PATENTED NOV. 17 1914 NO 1112768, PATENTED MAR . 9 1915 NO. 11 51466 - OTHER PATENTS PENDING." 2nd TRANFER " SWINGING WRINGER".

THE FIRST MULTI-MOTORS WERE PRODUCED BY THE ELGIN WHEEL AND ENGINE WORKS, ELGIN,ILL. ACCORDING TO AN ARTICLE IN THE 1927 PROFIT NEWS, 25 ORIGINAL ELGINS WERE ORDERED, CHANGES AND IMPROVEMENTS WERE MADE ON THEM BY F.L. MAYTAG & HOWARD SYNDER BEFORE ANOTHER ORDER OF 100 WAS MADE SHORTLY AFTER THE 1915 IOWA STATE MINNESOTA STATE FAIRS. BEFORE THE END OF 1915 THEY HAD ORDERED ANOTHER THOUSAND FROM THE ELGIN WHEEL AND ENGINE WORKS. ON JAN. 19, 1916 MAYTAG PURCHASED THE MAJORITY STOCK IN THE ELGIN WHEEL AND ENGINE WORKS. IN THE SPRING OF 1916 MAYTAG BOUGHT THE REMAINING ELGIN AND ENGINE WORKS STOCK AND THE FACTORY WAS MOVED TO NEWT0N IOWA. IT IS NOT CLEAR WHEN THE SIGNIFICANT CHANGES WERE MADE TO THE MULTI-MOTOR. HOWEVER BY THE END OF 1916 THERE WERE APPROXIMATELY 12,000 MULTI-MOTORS IN USE. THE AVAILABLE SPECIFICATIONS SHEETS FOR THE THE MODEL 43 ALL INDICATE THAT IT USED A " E " CARBURETOR. THERE ARE SOME KNOWN CHANGES IN THE MULTI-MOTOR USED ON THE MODEL 43 IN 1917 AND 1919 THE ENGINE WAS ASSEMBLY # 2217. HOWEVER THE 1923 SPECIFICATION SHEET SHOWS THE MULTI-MOTOR AS ASSEMBLY # 2365.

SERIAL # 27864 TO 31540         JAN. TO MAY 1915

SERIAL # 31541 TO 38093         MAY TO DEC. 1915

SERIAL # 38094 TO 48254         1916

SERIAL # 49000 TO 85148         1917

SERIAL # 85149 TO 87894         JAN. TO APR. 1918

SERIAL # 87895 TO 114663        APR. TO DEC. 1918

SERIAL # 114664 TO 119321     JAN. TO JUNE 1919

SERIAL # 119322 TO 153875     JULY TO DEC. 1919

SERIAL # 153876 TO 173951     1920

SERIAL # 173952 TO 190156     1921

SERIAL A 203280 TO 206788   1922 TO MAR. 1928

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