Marine Engine Collection of Mystic Seaport


Roberts Motor Co. unknown


Engine Builder:
Model: unknown
Make: Roberts Motor Co.
Inboard/Outboard: Inboard
Engine Type: Gasoline
Production Date: c. 1908
Engine Design: Two-Stroke
Overall Condition: Fair
Rebuilt/Restored: Restored
Horsepower: 3.0
Cylinders: 1
Bore:
Stoke:
Coolant:
Accession:1963.879.1

Remarks: Engine removed 11/94 from PAPOOSE for reasons of conservation regarding both the engine and the boat. PAPOOSE has an l.o.a. of 14'9" and a beam of 3'1". Vessel designer was Atwater Kent, Sr. Vessel has a white interior, with varnished interior, rudder and trim. See file for report on 5/18/94 engine removal and restoration. Accession description states that engine has make & break ignition, however, engine has spark plug ignition. Engine is said to be "a very early Roberts one cylinder". Since PAPOOSE was built in 1908, the engine is likely about the same age.


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