Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Faye and Bowen No. 335

Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT

This engine is very rare, and could very well be the only one in existence.  It was built in 1905 by the Faye and Bowen Engine Company in Geneva, NY.  It was considered very advanced for its day, incorporating a make-and-break ignition on a high speed engine.  It was designed to run at a fixed RPM by using a variable pitch propeller for speed and directional control.  It certainly doesn't look 108 years old.

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