The Hall-Scott Motor Car Company began specializing in the construction of airplane engines in 1911. The Type A-1, the first one they produced, was soon being used on many types of early aircraft.
At the Third International Aviation Meet in Los Angeles in 1912, a Hall-Scott A-1 powered an aircraft designed by Jay Gage of Los Angeles and flown by Charles Stevens. During the 1912 International Aviation Meet in Oakland, Hillery Beachey, brother of famed aviator Lincoln Beachey, flew a biplane powered by an A-1.
Found In Collection. Donor Unknown at this Time. Found on NASM Premises.
Country of Origin: United States of America
Length 99.1 cm (39.0 in.), Width 44.5 cm (17.5 in.), Height 71.1 cm (28.0 in.)
Aluminum, Steel, Cast Iron
Nickel plated- overall
Type: In-line, 4 cylinders, liquid cooled
Power rating: 30 kW (40 hp) at 1,500 rpm
Displacement: 4.1 L (251 cu in)
Weight: 74.9 kg (165 lb)
Manufacturer: Hall-Scott Motor Car Co., San Francisco, Calif.
Nearly complete A-1 engine with propeller hub; missing two valve tappets; on stand.