Marine Engine Collection of Mystic Seaport


J.W. Lathrop & Co. L H - 6 Deluxe


Engine Builder: Lathrop Engine Co., Mystic, CT
Model: L H - 6 Deluxe
Make: J.W. Lathrop & Co.
Inboard/Outboard: Inboard
Engine Type: Gasoline
Production Date: c. 1950
Engine Design: Four Stroke
Overall Condition: Good
Rebuilt/Restored: Rebuilt
Horsepower: 107
Cylinders: 6
Bore: 4.0"
Stoke: 4.25"
Coolant: Freshwater
Accession:1976.231

Remarks: Was in Shipyard Metal Shop being rebuilt (2004), now reinstalled in boat STAR. Drove a three blade, 24 x 16 propeller. Engine utilizes a Hercules engine block with a 320 cu. Inch displacement. Engine also has dual ignition with both distributer and magneto, each firing a separate set of spark plugs. Engine has a 2 to 1 Paragon Reduction Gear, and is fresh water cooled via a keel mounted heat exchanger.


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