Fun Fact January 25, 2022.

Tool time Tuesday and today a brief history of one of the most common small engines on the market today.  I’ve been working on my “vintage” snow thrower.  It has a 3.5 HP Briggs & Stratton engine on it, built in June of 1979.  Like I said, it’s “vintage.”  According to Briggs And Stratton dot com, In the early 1900’s, Briggs & Stratton developed the revolutionary stationary Type “P” engine. This was a game changer in the 4-cycle gasoline engine industry and set the course for Briggs & Stratton to become the world’s largest manufacturer of air-cooled gasoline engines.  In 1953 Briggs & Stratton revolutionized the lawn and garden industry by developing the first lightweight, air-cooled aluminum engine. The 1970’s brought a fuel shortage to the Unites States and Briggs & Stratton responded to the need to use less gas with the development of electric motors and one of the first gas/electric hybrid car prototypes.  Briggs continues to innovate the small engine industry by developing more fuel efficient engines and manufacturing engines comprised of 98% recycled aluminum.   Listen to the podcast here;