Guess what famous engine company Randy was
able to obtain the rights for.
MECOA will give the first 10 U.S. customers with the correct answer a cap
of their choice.
We will add hints every few days. Actually I've been adding
more often since nobody is guessing correctly.
Tell your friends to enter too. I am now adding more to some of the hints.
As of 7:51 PM Pacific Time 9-16-2019
A lot of good guesses, over half way to 10 correct answers. We got 8 correct
I have a few entries that guessed engine companies we already own,
pay attention to Hint #2
I think we will end the contest this weekend.
Hint #1 - Besides their own, this company made engines for another
Hint #2 - The company is not mentioned anywhere on the mecoa.com
Hint #3 - They still had engines for sale even though their factory
Even for many years.
Hint #4 - They made car, boat and airplane engines.
Also Made an Ignition engine in the 1940s
Hint #5 - The factory moved once since the time they started.
But stayed in the same State (Big hint, now you know it was in
Hint #6 - One of the owners died in an airplane crash.
In 1960 flying supplies into firefighters.
Hint #7 - The made other products besides model engines.
Hint #8 - None of the original owners are still alive.
Hint #9 - The last of the original owners passed a little more than
a year ago.
One in the airplane accident, one in 1994, and one in 2018
Hint #10 - They started making engines in the 1940s
Hint #11 - They made one engine that had a very unique look about it.
Only one other engine looked similar.
Hint #12 - Randy almost bought this company over 30 years ago.
Hint #13 - The last owner really was attached to it. Hard to let things
Hint # 19 - They also made die casting dies and castings for
a model steam engine but never went into production.
The steam engine was called "Tom Thumb" and I
don't have much information on it.
Hint #21 - This house was in front of the original factory.
Mom's standing in front.
Hint #23 - Here we are in 2006
Randy the the last owner.
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Company of America
MECOA - K&B - FOX - WEBRA
16015 Adelante St. Irwindale, California 91702