Nelson Brothers Co. & Detroit Engine Works 
Engines that appear to be manufactured by Nelson Brothers Company
 for Detroit Engine Works, Etc...

Nelson-DEW01.jpg (102177 bytes) 1995tag.jpg (60151 bytes)           NelsonDEW02.jpg (470478 bytes)           NelsonDEW05.jpg (41554 bytes)

NelsonDEW03.jpg (62270 bytes)              NelsonDEW04.jpg (67268 bytes)  2353tag.jpg (47746 bytes)

                                                  (Owner Kevin Buttle from England)                         (Model C 3hp,owner Bill Nich)

Owner: Colin Bryan from United Kingdom.
Nelson_Bros_Detroit_Engine_Co._01.JPG (89608 bytes) Nelson_Bros_Detroit_Engine_Co._02.JPG (119967 bytes) Nelson_Bros_Detroit_Engine_Co._03.JPG (113568 bytes) Nelson_Bros_Detroit_Engine_Co._04.JPG (109456 bytes) Nelson_Bros_Detroit_Engine_Co._05.JPG (131988 bytes)

This 5hp JUMBO was manufactured by the Nelson Brothers Co.  Notice the name & address at the bottom of the name tag reads,  Jumbo Detroit Engine Co.  93-94 Hatton Garden London England.  Not sure why Detroit Engine Co. was embossed on this tag probably should have been Detroit Engine Works. This address is believed to have been a Detroit Engine Works dealership in London England.  See tag below that is from a 2 cycle vertical Detroit Engine Works engine.

Detroit_Tag01A.JPG (124237 bytes)

DEW_4_Cycle_01.jpg (75328 bytes)
  DEW_4_Cycle_02.jpg (78276 bytes)  DEW_4_cycle_4.5hp.JPG (3462661 bytes)

 Engine appears to be a 4.5hp like in the literature.
Owner:  Steve Lechman


DEW4Cycle4hp.JPG (292562 bytes)

Nelson Brothers 4hp sold at a auction in Battle Creek Michigan at the Royce Shepard Estate on July 10, 2004.  Detroit Engine Works, Detroit Michigan in raised letters cast into the top of hopper. Photo  by Steve Barr  Steve's Engine Shanty



Owner: Patrick Night from United Kingdom
DEW_Nelson_Bros_David_Appleton_02.jpg (90242 bytes) DEW_Nelson_Bros_David_Appleton_01.jpg (77548 bytes) DEW_Nelson_Bros_David_Appleton_03.jpg (87504 bytes) DEW_Nelson_Bros_David_Appleton_06.jpg (48365 bytes)
DEW_Nelson_Bros_David_Appleton_04.jpg (59849 bytes) DEW_Nelson_Bros_David_Appleton_05.jpg (75225 bytes) DEW_Nelson_Bros_David_Appleton_07.jpg (93001 bytes)

David Appleton from Hampshire England sent me these photos of this Nelson Brothers 6hp with Detroit Engine Works embossed on the water hopper. David has been given the challenge of getting the engine to run again.  It is believed that Nelson Brothers manufactured these engines for DEW and this could be true.  However DEW had its own foundry and was very capable of casting and manufacturing these engines. It's also very possible that DEW may have purchased the wrights to the patterns and blue prints so they could manufacture the engines themselves. 


DEW_Nelson_Bros_001.JPG (136197 bytes)  DEW_Nelson_Bros_01.JPG (155836 bytes)   DEW4CycleLiterature07.JPG (147666 bytes)  DEW_4_cycle_1.5hp.JPG (175558 bytes)  DEW_4_cycle_2hp.JPG (192337 bytes)  DEW_4_cycle_3hp.JPG (183313 bytes)  DEW_4_cycle_4.5hp.JPG (195041 bytes)  DEW_4_cycle_6hp.JPG (197604 bytes)  DEW_4_cycle_8hp.JPG (183671 bytes)
DEW4CycleLiterature05.JPG (45615 bytes)  DEW4CycleLiterature01.JPG (111060 bytes)  DEW4CycleLiterature02.JPG (133911 bytes)  DEW4CycleLiterature03.JPG (86277 bytes)  DEW4CycleGuarantee01.JPG (139771 bytes)  DEW4CycleGuarantee02.JPG (159797 bytes)

DEW4CycleLiterature06.JPG (44868 bytes)  DetroitColumbiaInvoice01_Jan19_1916.JPG (77096 bytes)

DEW_Envelope_Nov_27_1915.jpg (64543 bytes)

DEW_Monarch01.JPG (597845 bytes)  DEW_Monarch02.JPG (275367 bytes)  DEW_Monarch_Tag01.JPG (65757 bytes)
Owner: Jim Brown from Eugene, Oregon. Photo's donated by Jim

The December 2005 issue of Gas Engine Magazine featured this 8hp engine shown above (dark blue) that was manufactured by Nelson Brothers for Monarch. The 8hp Monarch is identical to the 8hp Detroit's on these letter heads and advertisement and also the same as the 8 hp Detroit published in Gas Engine Magazine in September of 1995 page 22. There must have been very few of these style engines produced . I know of only three in existence.  Some of these engines have Detroit Engine Works embossed and cast on the top of the water hopper.  If anyone out there has one of these style engines or any information about them please E-mail me.