Fuel Research Engine [CFR]

Weston Electrical Instrument Corporation, Manufacturer

May 1937
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Maker and Role
Weston Electrical Instrument Corporation, Manufacturer
Production Date
May 1937
Description
CFR test engine from Shell Oil.
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.
Collection
Media/Materials
Processed Material/Metal
Signature/Marks and Type
CO-OPERATIVE FUEL RESEARCH UNIT / DATE 5-37 729 SERIAL / ASTM CFR / MADE BY / WAUKESHA MOTOR CO / WAUKESHA WISCONSIN USA" Maker's Mark
Accession No
1968.59
Credit Line
Weston Electrical Instrument Corporation. May 1937. Fuel Research Engine [CFR], 1968.59. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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