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Andrew Menkart
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Username: andrew

Post Number: 727
Registered: 11-2001


Posted on Saturday, September 30, 2006 - 09:30 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The following came in by email from:

James Mooney
Cultural Resource Specialist
jmooney@mbakercorp.com

I will see if he can post pictures or send them to one of us to post for him.

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Dear sir or Madam - I conducted a survey job in western Alaska and recorded a historic camp site with what I think is a marine engine - please see attached images. On the front end it reads "UNIVERSAL MOTOR CO OSHKOSH WIS USA"

I was wondering if this was the same Universal Motor Co listed in your history of T&M and if so could you please tell me more about the time frame of when this engine would have been made? I did not take a side view image but it is a 4 cyl engine. In the T&M history it mentioned that UMC built 12,000 engines for life boats in WW II. Oddly enough there was a wooden keel section about 200 ft away on the same beach ridge camp area that may have been a life boat?? The partial keel section was about 16 to 20 ft long. See other image attached.

If you could provide me with any other information on the age of the engine, its likely use, I would greatly appreciate it. I would be very interested in trying to prove or disprove if it was used in a WW II lifeboat as the camp was said to date from the 1940s and 1950s.

James Mooney

James Mooney
Cultural Resource Specialist
Michael Baker Jr., Inc.
7700 Chevy Chase Drive
Building 1, Suite 210
Austin, TX 78752
512.465.9559


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Andrew Menkart
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Username: andrew

Post Number: 731
Registered: 11-2001


Posted on Monday, October 02, 2006 - 08:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

James has supplied the following pictures:

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I will attach two images, one front view, and a detail of the front view.

Thank you very much.

James



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