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Monarch S/N 43047

My Standard Monarch Serial No. 43047


I have not updated this page very much since I first uploaded it.

Instead of me rewriting Mark Bookout research on the history of Standard Garden Tractors, check out his website for yourself but donít forget to come back.

The question most people have is what year was my machine made. Using the information I've gathered and Mark Bookout website I've made a simple chart.

Model

Serial Number

Year made

Identifying Feature

Kinkade

11nnn

1920-1922

Overhead Valves

Kinkade

13001-19999

1923-1927

'F' Head design

'K' Kinkade

20000-55500

1928-1935

Flywheel Blower

'L' Kinkade

yyLnnnn or y0yLnnnn

1936-1952

Metal Handlebars

Suburbanite

 

1950-1952

2-cycle engine

Walsh

 

1928-1934

Tillotson Carb
1928-1931

Walsh

 

1931-1932

Sold as Sears Handiman

Walsh

yyDnnnn or y0yDnnnn

1934-1952

Standard name used

Standard

nnnnn

1925-1927

Kinkade F-Head engine

Standard

nnnnn

1928-1933

3-1/2hp F-Head engine

Monarch

yyEnnnn or y0yEnnnn

1934-1952

Monarch name used

Twin

yyCnnnn or y0yCnnnn

1934-1952

Twin cylinder L-head

'B' Viking Twin

yyBnnnn

1928-1933

'B' casing code

'F' Viking Twin

yyFnnnn

1934-1938

I-Beam Handlebars

'G' Viking 3-1/2

y0yGnnnn

 

Hatch to access engine bottom

'CF' Viking Twin

y0yCFnnnn

 

C-Twin with full engine cover

'CG' Viking 3-1/2

y0yCGnnnn

   

Edgeton

 

1950-1952

 

In 1934 a year built-model designation-serial number system was developed. In 1939 the "year built" was changed to decade-zero-year then model designation-serial number. The serial number 35C1234 would be a 1935 Standard Twin serial number 1234. Serial number 401E2345 would be a 1941 Standard Monarch serial number 2345.


I recently came across the "Instructions for Maintaining and Operating" manuals for the Kinkade (2nd version, 1923-1927), Walsh (1941-1943), Standard (1925-1927), Standard Monarch (Pre-401E and 401E-after), and 'F' Viking Twin (1934-1938~) to go along with the Standard Twin (1935) manual I already had. I'm having these reprinted for resale.


The former dealer who I got the manuals from also had a pile of original decals that went on the gas tanks of the Standard, Standard Walsh, Standard Monarch and Standard Twin. These have been reproduced and are for sale.


The Standard has a 3-1/2hp single cylinder F-Head engine. This is serial number 43112 from my collection. The data tag does not have 'Monarch' on it, but s/n 43047 does. Note the Wico magneto behind the cylinder instead of the buzz-coil box. Also this unit has cleat-type wheels with extensions instead of the pyramids lugs. This machine is in the process of being restored.

Standard s/n 43112


Monarch s/n 48624

This is serial number 48624 from my collection. Note the buzz-coil box under the gas tank. This unit has pyramids lug wheels.


Standard with the early carburetor setup, note the upright air cleaner next to the gas tank. Someone sent me this photo; the battery is not standard. All of these have wooden handlebars with the twist grip throttle.

Standard w/early carb


1950 Walsh s/n 500D2807

The Standard Walsh has a 2-1/2hp single cylinder F-Head engine. This is 1950 Walsh serial number 500D2807 from my collection. Even in 1950 they still offered buzz-coil ignition.


The Standard Twin has a 5hp-twin cylinder L-Head engine. This is 1935 Twin serial number 35C475 from my collection.

1935 Twin s/n 35C475



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Bob & Judy Adamek
5406 Emily Lane
Stacy, MN 55079
(651) 462-3322

Vintage Horticultural and Garden Machinery Club   England

Vintage Garden Tractor Club of America   Email: Jim Cunzenheim

Stationary Engine List   Click to Enlarge

Otto Gas Engine Works   Piston Rings, Decals, floats and more

Miracle of America Museum    www.cyberport.net/museum   Looks like a Great Place to Visit!

Bruce Hisson  www.standardtwin.com

Norm Yetman  http://www.yetmans.mb.ca   Yetman's Lawn & Garden

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