QUINCY Hit N’ Miss Engine

QUINCY Hit N’ Miss Engine

Craftsman: Phil Finney

Knapp Collection #: 673

Catalog #: 2021.9.7

Contributor: Paul Knapp

Phil Finney designed, drew, fabricated, and machined this entire hit n’ miss engine from steel bar stock using a 9-inch lathe.

Racing Thunderbird Model Airplane Engine

Racing Thunderbird Model Airplane Engine

Craftsman: Scott Motors, Inc.

Knapp Collection #: 142

Catalog #: 2008.16.22

Contributor: Paul Knapp

A Racing Thunderbird (Hayward-Connelly) engine, manufactured by Scott Motors, Inc. The engine is 5”-long, 4”-wide, and 6”-high.

RCS 400 5-Cylinder Radial Airplane Engine

RCS 400 5-Cylinder Radial Airplane Engine

Craftsman: Moki, Inc.

Knapp Collection #: 201

Catalog #: 2008.16.43

Contributor: Paul Knapp

This RCS 400cc radial burns a gasoline/oil mixture on spark ignition. The unique electronic ignition utilizes a miniature high tension coil located at each spark plug.

RCV .60 Engine

RCV .60 Engine

Craftsman: RCV

Catalog #: 2012.19.7

Donor: Joe Bridi

This RCV .60 was made in England, and operates on glow ignition. The 4-stroke engine put out 0.9 HP on 10% nitro, and offered a 2:1 gear reduction.

RCV 60 Sleeve Valve Cutaway Engine

RCV 60 Sleeve Valve Cutaway Engine

Craftsman: RCV Engines

Knapp Collection #: 271

Catalog #: 2011.27.39

Contributor: Paul Knapp 

This RCV 60 sleeve valve cutaway engine was designed and built by RCV Engines. The cylinder liner rotates one time for every four strokes of the crankshaft.

Red Wing Stationary Engine

Red Wing Stationary Engine

Craftsman: Harold Beckett

Knapp Collection #: 64

Catalog #: 2009.9.07

Contributor: Paul Knapp 

Harold Beckett built this 1/4 scale model Red Wing stationary engine from a casting kit in the mid-1990s. It has a bore of 1.125″, a 2″ stroke and burns gasoline on spark ignition.

Rider-Ericsson Hot Air Pump Engine

Rider-Ericsson Hot Air Pump Engine

Craftsman: Bill Fowler

Catalog #: 2010.7.1 

Donor: Les Cade 

This 1/4-scale Rider-Ericsson hot air pump engine was made from castings by Myers Engine Works and then expertly machined and painted.

Riggle 4-Cylinder Inline Engine 

Riggle 4-Cylinder Inline Engine 

Craftsman: Jim Riggle

Knapp Collection #: 695

Catalog #: 2022.8.6

Contributor: Paul Knapp

This Riggle 4-cylinder inline engine is 9.5″-long, 7″-wide, 7.5″-inches tall, and is mounted on a running stand that houses all necessary accessories to run and monitor the engine.

Riggle NOVI DOHC 1/4 Scale Sprint Car

Riggle NOVI DOHC 1/4 Scale Sprint Car

Craftsman: Jim Riggle

Knapp Collection #: 300

Catalog #: 2011.32.14

Contributor: Paul Knapp 

This 1/4 scale Novi V8 sprint car was designed and built by Jim Riggle, of North Dakota, in the mid-1980s. The model car is 37″-long, 16″-wide, and 12″-high. Jim used this sprint car as the test platform for his new model of the NOVI V8 engine.

Robarts R780 7-Cylinder Radial Engine

Robarts R780 7-Cylinder Radial Engine

Craftsman: Bob Walker

Knapp Collection #: 13

Catalog #: 2011.27.3

Contributor: Paul Knapp 

This Robarts R780 7-cylinder radial engine has a bore of 1.125 inches and stroke of 1.125 inches for a total displacement of 7.8 cubic inches.

Rocking Engine

Rocking Engine

Craftsman: Birk Petersen

Catalog #: 2016.15.75

Donor: Mark Petersen

Birk Petersen built this miniature electric rocking engine.

Rodless Rotary Engine

Rodless Rotary Engine

Craftsman: Peter Grunstra

Catalog #: 2013.42.1

Donor: Peter Grunstra

This 2-cycle rodless rotary engine, suitable for aircraft or autos, is a prototype built by Peter Grunstra.

Root & Vandervoort 2 HP Hit N’ Miss Engine (Full-Size)

Root & Vandervoort 2 HP Hit N’ Miss Engine (Full-Size)

Craftsman: Root & Vandervoort; Restored by Bill Fowler 

Catalog #: 2011.4.1 

Donor: Les Cade

This full-size Root & Vandervoort 2 HP hit n’ miss engine was restored by Bill Fowler, and donated to the museum by Les Cade. The engine can run at 450 rpm, and the serial number is BL1337.

Root & Vandervoort Vertical Gas Engine

Root & Vandervoort Vertical Gas Engine

Craftsman: Russell Anderson 

Catalog #: 2019.21.4

Contributor: Steve Anderson

Several engines built by Russell Anderson, including this Root & Vandervoort vertical gas engine, are on display in the Craftsmanship Museum.

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