Collection Item Summary:
The Kemp Machine Works of Muncie, Indiana, at one time built several types of air-cooled engines for airplanes, motorcycles, ice boats and air-drives for boats. 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 version of Bleriot's Model XI.
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 such as this.
Collection Item Long Description:
National Air and Space Museum
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Gift of Matthew Bacon Sellers, Jr. and John Sellers.
- 3-D: 84 × 39 × 39cm (33 1/16 × 15 3/8 × 15 3/8 in.)
- Support: 33 × 27 × 15cm (13 in. × 10 5/8 in. × 5 7/8 in.)
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Country of Origin
United States of America
- Type: Reciprocating, Horizontally-opposed, 2 cylinders, air cooled
- Power rating: 12 kW (16 hp) at 1,300 rpm
- Displacement: 2.08 L (127 cu in.)
- Bore and Stroke: 11.43 cm (4.5 in.) x 11.43 cm (4.5 in.)
- Weight: 27.7 kg (60.1 lb)
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary