This 4-cylinder Gescha transparent engine was manufactured in Nuremberg, Germany. (The metal base is labeled “Burton-Rodgers Inc., Ohio.) The inline engine is a representation of the engine used in the Model A Ford. The spark plugs have a small red light at the tip that lights up in the correct firing order when the engine is cranked. Clear plastic material for the block allows the internal workings to be seen in action. Included is an illustrated assembly manual printed in German. A metal battery box is built into the engine stand base to power the spark plug lights but requires two batteries of a size that is no longer in production.

A 4-cylinder inline Gescha transparent engine.

Exhibit added: June 5, 2008 - Last modified: May 4, 2023

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