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Aero Engine - Beardmore Aero Engine Ltd, Austro-Daimler, 120 HP, 6-Cylinder Inline, England, circa 1914 Object Reg. No: ST 017925

The Austro Daimler was one of the first successful in-line, water-cooled aero engines developed in Europe. The design was used by combatant nations on opposing sides during the First World War. In 1912, the Austro Daimler Company allowed Arrol -Johnstone Ltd of Dumfries, Scotland, an automobile maker associated with William Beardmore & Co. of Glasgow to produce their 120 horsepower, six-cylinder engine under licence. These engines were later improved by fitting larger cylinders to produce 160 horsepower.

This engine was acquired from the Science Museum in London. It is a 120 horsepower British-built model fitted to the F.E series pusher biplanes produced by the Royal Aircraft Factory. It is fitted with two carburettors and two magnetos. It is marked 'G.W. 1022', 'W.D. 1258' and '188'.
Acquisition Information:
Loan & Subsequent Donation from Science Museum (London), 1929
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: aero engines, internal combustion engines, world war i 1914-1918
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: AIR TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Aero Engines
Tertiary Classification: reciprocating propeller engines
Manufacturer: Beardmore Aero Engine Ltd, England, Great Britain, circa 1914
Designer: Austro Daimler, Wiener Neustadt, Austria, pre 1912

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