Useppa Island Historical Society

Model:Y-VA
Serial:591532
Bore:12"
Stroke:15"
Cylinders:2
Horsepower:80
RPM:300
Current Owner:Useppa Island Historical Society
Current Location:Useppa Island, Florida
Current Condition:Display

Engine History

The Useppa Island Historica Society owns a two-cylinder Y model Fairbanks-Morse. It was used to provide power to Useppa Island residents before they were connected to the mainland electrical grid.

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers recognizes the Useppa engine as a significant example of an "early high-compression, cold-start, full-diesel engine developed in the United States for isolated or rural power generation machinery before widespread electrification was available."