Alessandro Anzani gained fame in 1909 when one of his engines powered Louis Bleriot's historic flight across the English Channel. The engine tended to overheat, but Bleriot flew into a rain shower and the engine got cooled off.

By 1919 Anzani’s basic design with atmospheric intake valves was outdated. Redesigned versions with up to 20 cylinders were produced, but quality was never such as to encourage market acceptance.

Specifications: Three-cylinder air-cooled Y-type; bore 4-3/16 in., stroke 4-13/16 in., displacement 194 cu. in., 25 hp at 1800 rpm.

Accession no. 1992G48

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