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HICKS ENGINE SALES COMPANY
San Francisco, California

8HP Engine Located at the San Francisco Maritime Museum

Sold by: Hicks Engine Sales Company 
Builder: Yuba Manufacturing Company
Date of Construction: circa 1925
Engine Type: Four Cycle, Make'n'Break Ignition
Output: Eight Horsepower at 350 RPM
Bore & Stroke:  6-1/2" x 7-1/2" 
Serial Number: 9019

HicksSFNameplate.jpg (17199 bytes) HicksSF1large.jpg (69444 bytes) HicksSF2large.jpg (67049 bytes) The Hicks eight-horsepower engine was the most popular power source for San Francisco's "Monterey" fishing boats. Its simple design made for economy, reliability, and ease of maintenance.
The Bay Area led the nation in the production of heavy duty four-stroke marine gas engines.  James L. Hicks, one of two dozen local manufacturers, built his first engine in 1910. The early availability of gasoline engines led to new designs of fishing boats and small tugs.   From SF Maritime Museum Display Board.

Monterey Fishing Boats at the San Francisco Maritime Museum

 

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