Post Number: 1
|Posted on Thursday, May 04, 2017 - 08:28 am: ||
I have recently discovered buried in the family boatsheds, and old 'copper jacket' 2 stroke Waternota K1. looks like 1920 ish, to my untrained eye !
Following some tinkering I have managed to run the engine for a short while.
Can anyone direct me to a source of information on this engine.
Although I am rather taken by this odd little engine, I don't have a use for it and doubt very much that I will have time enough to install it in a boat.
Is there a market for this engine, any idea on it's value.
currently I feel the best thing would be to sell the engine to an enthusiast who will make good use of it, and keep it going
Post Number: 571
|Posted on Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 04:10 pm: ||
I strongly suggest that you post a picture so folks could see it and possibly establish its date. And tell your location.
Post Number: 874
|Posted on Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 03:08 pm: ||
My guess would be Albany, Vermont.
Welcome to the forum and you can find a good home for that engine here.
Post Number: 2
|Posted on Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 01:34 pm: ||
Thanks for the response,
I live in the UK, Isle of Wight
According to the brass plaque on the copper jacket, the engine was manufactured in Kingston on Thames, London.
Engine number is 34/13, which people have suggested that the first 2 digits indicate the year of manufacture, so maybe 1934.
I have had the engine firing and she even ran for a few seconds, but without coolant circulating I shut her down quickly
I will try to post some images
Post Number: 36
|Posted on Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 11:20 am: ||
I would suggest that the tag 34/13 is the 34# is the ser. # and 13 is the year. Most copper jacket engine manufacturing was over by 1934. Looking fwd to pics. Roger.
Post Number: 882
|Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 12:17 am: ||
May we see a photo or two of the family boat sheds as well?
Post Number: 12
|Posted on Friday, June 02, 2017 - 09:26 pm: ||
Watermota was built by the Walter D Fair Engine works. It was basically a very small factory, or more accurately a machine shop with limited manufacturing facilities, The engines were hand built. The model was based on an Arrow-Waterman design from the US. Walter's son Colin actually adapted the engine into an outboard and even made a racing engine out of it |(similar to Class A). The outboard or the race version would be worth some money, the basic punt or tender inboard, not so much. 250-300 Quid, as you say.