Hall-Scott A-1 In-line Engine

Hall-Scott A-1 In-line Engine

     

The Hall-Scott Motor Car Company, with general offices in San Francisco and factories in Berkeley, California, began specializing in the construction of airplane engines in 1911. It was a leading producer of water cooled vertical and Vee type engines before World War I. The Type A-1, the first one Hall-Scott produced, was soon being used on many types of early aircraft. The company’s E.J. Hall became particularly famous as a designer of the ubiquitous Liberty Engine.

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.

Physical Description:
Weight: 74.9 kg (165 lb)

Country of Origin
United States of America

Designer
Elbert J. Hall
Manufacturer
Hall-Scott Motor Car Company, San Francisco, California

Date
1911

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Hangar
Boeing Aviation Hangar

Type
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary

Materials
Aluminum, Steel, Cast Iron
Nickel plated- overall
Dimensions
Length 99.1 cm (39.0 in.), Width 44.5 cm (17.5 in.), Height 71.1 cm (28.0 in.)

The Hall-Scott Motor Car Company, with general offices in San Francisco and factories in Berkeley, California, began specializing in the construction of airplane engines in 1911. It was a leading producer of water cooled vertical and Vee type engines before World War I. The Type A-1, the first one Hall-Scott produced, was soon being used on many types of early aircraft. The company’s E.J. Hall became particularly famous as a designer of the ubiquitous Liberty Engine.

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.

Physical Description:
Weight: 74.9 kg (165 lb)

Country of Origin
United States of America

Designer
Elbert J. Hall
Manufacturer
Hall-Scott Motor Car Company, San Francisco, California

Date
1911

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Hangar
Boeing Aviation Hangar

Type
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary

Materials
Aluminum, Steel, Cast Iron
Nickel plated- overall
Dimensions
Length 99.1 cm (39.0 in.), Width 44.5 cm (17.5 in.), Height 71.1 cm (28.0 in.)

ID: A19990203000