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Regal Engine Company Booklet

 Item — Box: 1 of 1
Identifier: RH-A-4289

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a single booklet from approximately 1915 from the Regal Gasoline Engine Company in Coldwater, Michigan. The contents of the booklet feature typed descriptions of engines or materials, complete with black and white drawings of each, and graphs depicting information such as price and dimension.


  • Creation: approximately 1915


Biographical / Historical

The Regal Gasoline Engine Company was organized as a stock company in 1900 and came to Coldwater in August of 1901. The company was located at 57 W. Pearl St., Coldwater, MI. The company manufactured engines, and were primarily known for their marine engines. Their slogan “they are built to run and do” is printed on the second page of the booklet. The slogan itself appeared on other advertisements and booklets for the company. They were an extensive company that traded internationally with places such as Australia, Belgium, and Finland, as well as in the U.S. primarily on the eastern coast from Main to Florida, and the West coast from Seattle to San Diego. It is not known at this time when the company shutdown.


.05 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased with funds from the Starring Endowment Fund.

Physical Description

The booklet occupies 0.05 cubic feet of space and measures 6” by 3 ½”. The booklet has a pale blue paper cover and back. The cover has Regal Engines printed in brown ink and typed in all capital letters. There is a circle cut out of the paper, surrounded by brown ink, that emphasizes the black and white drawing featured on the first page. The image features a lion wearing a crown with its tongue out, one paw wrapped around an anchor. Above the lion Marine and Stationary Gasoline Engines is printed in black. The booklet is in good condition although it shows yellowing due to age, and the front covers show fading.

Genre / Form

Regal Engine Company Booklet finding aid
Stephanie Chapman
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Western Michigan University Archives & Regional History Collections Repository

Charles C. and Lynn L. Zhang Legacy Collections Center
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