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About Tecumseh Engines:

Tecumseh Power was a division of Tecumseh
Products Company who still manufacture
components and parts for air conditioners and
refrigerators. Tecumseh Products was started in
1934 by Raymond Herrick. Herrick combined his
skill as a machinist and assembly line knowledge
gained from working for Henry Ford and applied it
to manufacturing parts for refrigeration equipment.
Following years of growth and success, Tecumseh
Products purchased Lauson Engine Manufacturing
Company and in 1956 Tecumseh Power was born.

The roots of the Tecumseh engine brand can be
traced back to 1885 when John Lauson started a
mechanical repair shop to repair steam tractor
engines for local Wisconsin farms. This repair
business went on to later manufacture the small
gasoline engines that eventually became known as
Tecumseh. This is why many parts found on
Tecumseh engines were also branded with the
Lauson name. Over the many years, Tecumseh
engines were branded under other names such as
Alpha, Toro and Sears Craftsman. The quality and
reputation of Tecumseh engines made them one of
the most popular choices by manufacturers of lawn
mowers, garden tractors, snow throwers, tillers and
other outdoor power equipment.

In 2007 Tecumseh Products Company sold the
Tecumseh Power engine manufacturing division to
Platinum Equity LLC who sold the parts rights to
Certified Parts Corporation in 2009. Since 2008
only OEM (original equipment manufacturer)
Tecumseh parts are still available for purchase
bearing the Tecumseh brand name. The Tecumseh
branded complete engines are not manufactured at
this time. Certified Parts Corporation does currently
manufacture engines branded with the Lauson name
as well as their LCT engine line.
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