The Appleton Manufacturing Company of Batavia
began selling "Chanticleer" engines
probably sometime after 1911, because the 1911 Appleton catalog makes
no mention of offering engines. However, the 1913 catalog has
engines listed with an Appleton logo. Appleton was purporting in
1914 engine line catalog of having the ability to manufacture all
components of its Appleton engines in its modern facilities in Batavia. Based on
the preceding information, it seems possible, Haish could have made
the early "Chanticleer" style engines sold by Appleton from about
However, according to their brochure by 1914 they were casting and assembling
the Appleton line of
in their own foundry. The 1917 catalog for the Appleton line
to offer "Chanticleer" style engines.
According to legal documents, Jacob Haish sold his gasoline engine division to the
Appleton Manufacturing Company in April 1917.
It is not known to date if Haish had a franchise deal worked out with
Appleton prior to 1917 to make the Appleton engine line.
More information is needed to understand why Appleton
(all components were made in their own modern facility in Batavia) in their 1914 catalog.
important to note that on the chanticleer engine serial number registry,
some known Appleton engines can't definitively be identified as made in
or Appleton's factory. However, one can not
mistake the distinctive similarities between Appleton and Haish engines.
about the Appleton company can be found at the Batavia historical
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One suggested paint restoration color based on comparing
engine crank case guard is as follows:
Martin Senour Acrylic Enamel 99F-5152 -Carmine Red (Napa Stores)
I currently own an original Appleton that was painted green.
Please see green painted Appleton #9140
Appleton Decals are availabe in my Gift Shop for your restoration.
Click to hear an actual Appleton running