Marine Engine Collection of Mystic Seaport

Palmer Bros. Q1

Engine Builder: Palmer Brothers, Cos Cob, Connecticut
Model: Q1
Make: Palmer Bros.
Inboard/Outboard: Inboard
Engine Type: Gasoline
Production Date: 1914
Engine Design: Two-Stroke
Overall Condition: Good
Rebuilt/Restored: Restored
Horsepower: 2.5
Cylinders: 1
Bore: 3.75"
Stoke: 3.50"

Remarks: 10/92 - Spark plug removed, cylinder and piston oiled. - Grease caps removed, filled until grease showed at both ends of shaft housings. - Petcocks freed, "WD 40" sprayed through them into waterjacket. - Water pump removed and cleaned. - Rust flakes removed from waterjacket at pump entry and "WD 40" sprayed into waterjacket at pump entry, (pump needs more packing). - All exposed raw steel and iron oiled. - All petcocks left in closed position. - All appertures and pipes plugged with rags. - Two appertures had mud wasp nests, which were removed and cleaned from the inside out. 3/16/88 inspection noted that engine has no exhaust manifold. It appears this engine was originally "Palmer" green. During Feb 2008 inspection noted that the intake manifold is also missing. 3 port engine, spark advance lever geared to flywheel shaft, jump spark, no carburetor, free with some compression. No exhaust manifold (3-16-88). As a Model Q1, this engine would be rated 2.0/2.5 HP at 550 RPM with a 3.75" bore and a 3.5" stroke. Engine weight was 135 lbs, while cost (1907) was $70.00.


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