Adams-Farwell Rotary 5 Engine

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Designed and built by the Adams Company of Dubuque, Iowa, in 1907, this engine powered three man-lifting experimental helicopters, two designed by Emile Berliner and flown in 1909 and 1910, and one designed by J. Newton Williams and flown in 19019.

The engine is extremely light, and therefore ideal for vertical flight experiments.

Gift of the Gyro Motor Company, Washington, DC

Physical Description:
Weight: 44.1 kg (97.2 lb)

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Adams-Farwell Company (Dubuque, Iowa)
Manufactured for
Emile Berliner

Date
1907

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

Type
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary

Materials
Metal
Dimensions
68.6 cm (27.0 in.) Diameter, Height 40.6 cm (16.0 in.) (in horizontal position)

Designed and built by the Adams Company of Dubuque, Iowa, in 1907, this engine powered three man-lifting experimental helicopters, two designed by Emile Berliner and flown in 1909 and 1910, and one designed by J. Newton Williams and flown in 19019.

The engine is extremely light, and therefore ideal for vertical flight experiments.

Gift of the Gyro Motor Company, Washington, DC

Physical Description:
Weight: 44.1 kg (97.2 lb)

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Adams-Farwell Company (Dubuque, Iowa)
Manufactured for
Emile Berliner

Date
1907

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

Type
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary

Materials
Metal
Dimensions
68.6 cm (27.0 in.) Diameter, Height 40.6 cm (16.0 in.) (in horizontal position)

ID: A19130001000