Elbridge Featherweight, In-line 3 Engine
The Elbridge Engine Company of Rochester, New York built light-weight, two-cycle marine engines. Several were sold to builders of aircraft such as Curtiss and Farman types between 1908 and 1910. In particular, they were used by flying schools to teach amateur pilots.
Two cycle engines were not used very long because of high fuel consumption, and were replaced by reliable four-cycle engines within a few years. Elbridge engines were unique in having an unlimited warranty on manufacturing defects.
Gift of William D. Parker.
Type: Reciprocating, In-line, 3 cylinders, water-cooled, two-stroke cycle
Horsepower: 22 - 34 kW (30 - 45 hp) at 1,400 rpm
Displacement: 3.70 L (226 cu in)
Bore and Stroke: 117.48 mm (4.625 in) x 114.30 mm (4.5 in)
Weight (wet): 68.1 kg (150 lb)
- Country of Origin
- United States of America
- Elbridge Engine Company (Rochester, New York)
- PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary
- Length 81.3 cm (32.0 in.), Width 31.8 cm (12.5 in.), Height 51.4 cm (20.25 in.)