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Three Cylinder And Air Cooled

In researching the previous post on the American Napier, I came upon several refrences to the company taking over the  B.F. Sturtevant blower plant building. There was a T. J. Sturtevant automobile made in Boston, between 1905-1907  but they were not related companies. T. J. Sturtevant is listed as having built a handful of four cylinder cars of both 40/50 h.p. and also a 30/35 h.p.

I have this photo of the front of a car which is cooled by a B.F. Sturtevant blower that is driven by a flat belt running on the front mounted flywheel.  Can any of our readers shed any light on this three cylinder oddity? Photo The Old Motor.

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One Response to Three Cylinder And Air Cooled

  1. Donald Ellis says:

    Why, with Franklin to go on, didn’t this engine have an overall blower shroud rather than the crude plumbing arrangement? Looks like someone’s little brother made it.

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