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Useppa Island Historical Society

Fairbanks-Morse Diesel Engine at the Useppa Island Historical Society
Model #: Y-VA Engine #: 591532
Bore & Stroke: 12" x 15" Cylinders: two
Horsepower: 80 RPM: 300
Current Owner: Useppa Island Historical Society link
Current Location: Useppa Island, Florida map
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."

External Links

Useppa Island Historical Society
American Society of Mechanical Engineers's information on the Useppa engine
Pictures of the Useppa Island engine on Flickr