Fuel Research Engine [CFR]
Weston Electrical Instrument Corporation, Manufacturer
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Large machine with heavy blue painted base. Blue metal mesh screen at back, large motor mechanism mounted to base and connected to control face. Control face carries 4 small round dials, 1 triangular shaped dial and a switch panel. marked "CO-OPERATIVE FUEL RESEARCH UNIT". Under control face is small desk with cubby-hole and draw, painted black.
A 'Cooperative Fuel Research' engine is a standardized single-cylinder, overhead valve, variable-compression ratio engine used throughout the world for testing, research, and instruction in the performance of fuels and lubricants for the internal combustion engine.
CFR engines remain relevant today for basic research in exhaust emissions and the suitability of alternative fuels.
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