Matthew B. Sellers, builder of the first Kentucky-manufactured aircraft, flew his first quadruplane from 1908 to 1913 powered by various 2-cylinder, horizontally-opposed engines. This Kemp G-2 was one of these engines.
It was suitable only for small single-seat airplanes such as Santos-Dumont's Demoiselle and a scaled-down verion of Bleriot's Model XI.
Gift of Matthew Bacon Sellers, Jr. and John Sellers.
Date: ca. 1908
Country of Origin: United States of America
Type: Horizontally-opposed, 2 cylinders, air cooled
Power rating: 12 KW (16 hp) at 1,300 rpm
Bore and Stroke: 11.43 cm (4.5 in) x 11.43 cm (4.5 in)
Displacement: 2.08 L (127 cu in)
Weight: 27.7 kg (60.1 lb) (3.81 lb/hp)
Condition: Missing magneto, 1 spark plug, ignition wiring, push rods, and exhaust manifold; on stand.