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Aero Engine - General Motors-Holden's Ltd, Gipsy Major Series I, 4-Cylinder Inverted, Melbourne, Victoria, 1941 Object Reg. No: ST 024154

Summary:
The Museum's Gipsy Major engine carries the serial no. T.1 as the first Australian-built Gipsy Major engine. After completion it was tested by the Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) in May 1941. It was retained by the CSIR Aeronautical Research Laboratories (ARL) at Fishermans Bend and subsequently donated to the Museum by ARL in 1952. This is also the first engine of any type built by General Motors-Holden's prior to beginning motor car manufacturing in 1948.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Aeronautical Research Laboratories (ARL), 1952
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 480 mm (Height), 750 mm (Width), 1050 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: aero engines, internal combustion engines, military aircraft, wars conflicts, world war ii 1939-1945
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Transport Collection, De Havilland Gipsy Major Aero Engine, Holden 48-215 Motor Car, Dr David Warren, AO, Research Scientist & Inventor (1925-2010), ARL Flight Memory Recorder
Primary Classification: AIR TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Aero Engines
Tertiary Classification: reciprocating propeller engines
Inscriptions: On engine plaque: ' GIPSY MAJOR / SERIES I / AERO ENGINE / ENGINE NO T1 /BUILT UNDER COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA LICENSE / BY / GENERAL MOTORS-HOLDEN'S LTD / MELBOURNE-AUSTRALIA '
Model Name/Number: Series I
Manufacturer: General Motors Holden's Ltd (GMH), Fishermans Bend (Fishermen's Bend), Victoria, Australia, 1940

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Designer: The De Havilland Engine Co. Ltd, Stag Lane, Herefordshire, England, Great Britain, circa 1931

Designer & Licensor.
Place & Date Tested: Aeronautical Research Laboratories (ARL), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1941-1952

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