Kemp G-2 Horizontally-opposed Engine

Kemp G-2

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.

Physical Description:
Condition: Missing magneto, 1 spark plug, ignition wiring, push rods, and exhaust manifold; on stand.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Kemp Machine Works (Muncie, Indiana)

Date
ca. 1908

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Early Flight

Type
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary

Kemp G-2

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.

Physical Description:
Condition: Missing magneto, 1 spark plug, ignition wiring, push rods, and exhaust manifold; on stand.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Kemp Machine Works (Muncie, Indiana)

Date
ca. 1908

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Early Flight

Type
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary

ID: A19690249000