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Le Rhone Model C 9 Cylinder Rotary Engine, Cutaway

Designer:
Le Rhone (France)  Search this
Distributor:
Societe des Moteurs Gnome et Rhône  Search this
Manufacturer:
Union Switch and Signal Company (Swissvale, Pennsylvania)  Search this
Materials:
Metal
Dimensions:
3-D: 109 × 97cm (42 15/16 × 38 3/16 in.)
Type:
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
Circa World War I
Credit Line:
Exchange with Cole Palen
Inventory Number:
A19790541000
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv90dab2705-4385-434e-bbad-9c3fd40dbe05
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19790541000

Stock Certificate for Société des Moteurs Gnome et Rhone

Creator:
Société des Moteurs Gnome et Rhone  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Stock certificates
Date:
bulk 1941
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a stock certificate, No. 71,050, for 300 francs of the Société des Moteurs Gnome et Rhone, dated May 15, 1941. Attached are 24 coupons.
Biographical / Historical:
Louis Seguin founded the Gnome engine company in 1895. The Gnome firm initially manufactured internal combustion engines for industrial purposes, and later as automobile engines. In 1898, the company merged with the firm of a hardware manufacturer, Maurice Thevenin, and was renamed the Société des Fonderies de Cuivre de Lyon, Macon, et Paris, Thevenin Freres, L. Seguin et Cie. Seguin separated out the engine manufacturing operations from the rest of the company and established the Société Anonyme des Moteurs Gnome in 1905. When automobile engine sales decreased due to the recession of 1907-1908, Gnome began manufacturing engines for other purposes, including aircraft. Gnome displayed its first rotary engine in late 1908 and, by March 1911, had expanded its factory to meet demand for the engine. By late 1913, Gnome was manufacturing engines in England, Russia, and Italy. The Société des Moteurs "Le Rhone" was founded in 1912 by Edouard Martin to produce rotary engines in competition with Gnome. Sensing a dangerous rival, Gnome offered Rhone very good terms to sell and the two companies began operating together under the name Société des Moteurs Gnome et Rhone in June 1914 although legal issues were not concluded officially until early 1915. Rhone engines were especially popular for military aircraft during World War I and were manufactured in Great Britain and the United States. After the War, the Société des Moteurs Gnome et Rhone attempted to diversify by producing different types of engines, automobile parts, an agricultural tractor, motorcycles, woolen textile machinery, sewing machines, and marine equipment. Only motorcycles and aviation engines were successful due to various problems with these plans and the recession of 1920-1921. In 1922, the Seguin family left Société des Moteurs Gnome et Rhone and new management took over. Bankers Henry Bauer and Charles Marchal, along with Paul Louis Weiller, took leadership of the company. The Société des Moteurs Gnome et Rhone, under Weiller's management, remained a top aviation engineer manufacturer until nationalizing under the name of S.N.E.C.M.A in 1945.
Provenance:
Unknown, Gift?, Unknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Propulsion systems  Search this
Airplanes -- Motors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Stock certificates
Citation:
Stock Certificate for Société des Moteurs Gnome et Rhone, Accession XXXX-0892, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0892
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0892

Gnome Omega No. 1 Rotary Engine

Designer:
Laurent Seguin  Search this
Louis Seguin  Search this
Manufacturer:
Societe des Moteurs Gnome et Rhône  Search this
Materials:
Nickel Steel Overall
Dimensions:
3-D: 76.2 × 83.8cm, 78kg (30 × 33 in., 172lb.)
Support: 185.4 × 73.7 × 73.7cm (73 × 29 × 29 in.)
Type:
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary
Country of Origin:
France
Date:
1908
Credit Line:
Gift of Rear Admiral Lauren S. McCready, USMS.
Inventory Number:
A19990069000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv95588d97e-5737-44dc-aedd-64987ba188fc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19990069000
Online Media:

Gnome Type N Rotary Engine

Designer:
Laurent Seguin  Search this
Louis Seguin  Search this
Manufacturer:
Societe des Moteurs Gnome et Rhône  Search this
Dimensions:
Diameter 102 cm (40 in.), Length 109 cm (43 in.)
Type:
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary
Country of Origin:
France
Date:
Circa World War I
Credit Line:
Gift of the University of Connecticut
Inventory Number:
A19750202000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9fde4dc09-d3fc-4694-8989-1431a9b1b001
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19750202000

Le Rhone Model J 9 Cylinder Rotary Engine

Designer:
Le Rhone (France)  Search this
Manufacturer:
Societe des Moteurs Gnome et Rhône  Search this
Materials:
Steel, copper
Dimensions:
3-D (Engine): 3 ft. 1 in. × 3 ft. × 3 ft. × 3 ft. 3 1/2 in. (94 × 91.4 × 91.4 × 100.3cm)
Storage (Stand): 4 ft. 1 1/4 in. × 3 ft. 10 in. (125.1 × 116.8cm)
Type:
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary
Country of Origin:
France
Date:
Circa World War I
Credit Line:
Gift of the War Memorial Museum of Virginia
Inventory Number:
A19721039000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9d93b14fe-abf3-48ea-bf5e-165a8c73c45d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19721039000

Gnome Omega Rotary 7 Engine

Designer:
Laurent Seguin  Search this
Louis Seguin  Search this
Manufacturer:
Societe des Moteurs Gnome et Rhône  Search this
Materials:
Steel, Aluminum, Preservative coating
Dimensions:
Other: 33 x 31 x 38 x 42 x 39 1/2in. (83.8 x 78.7 x 96.5 x 106.7 x 100.3cm)
Approximate (Weighed with Stand by Cat Forklift): 132.5kg (292lb.)
Type:
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary
Country of Origin:
France
Date:
Circa 1912
Credit Line:
Gift of the Family and Estate of Charles M. Olmsted. Ph.D..
Inventory Number:
A19660001000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station:
Pre-1920 Aviation
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv94564f70d-4677-4205-beb6-214f2fb612fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19660001000
Online Media:

Gnome Type N Rotary Engine

Designer:
Laurent Seguin  Search this
Louis Seguin  Search this
Manufacturer:
Societe des Moteurs Gnome et Rhône  Search this
Materials:
Steel
Copper Alloy
Cadmium Plating
Dimensions:
Storage (Rehoused on metal pallet and stand): 121.9 × 114.3 × 129.5cm, 206.4kg (4 ft. × 3 ft. 9 in. × 4 ft. 3 in., 455lb.)
Type:
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary
Country of Origin:
France
Date:
Circa World War I
Credit Line:
Found in collection
Inventory Number:
A19660002000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9f11dfeca-7c84-4a4b-a645-0351149fff30
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19660002000

Gnome-Rhone Mistral Major 14N, Radial 14 Engine

Manufacturer:
Societe des Moteurs Gnome et Rhône  Search this
Materials:
Aluminum
Steel
Leather
Cadmium plating
Plastic
Copper Alloy
Synthetic fabric
Natural Fabric
Paint
Dimensions:
Diameter 129.1 cm (50.8 in.), Length 152.4 cm (60 in.)
Type:
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary
Country of Origin:
France
Date:
1936
Credit Line:
Found in the collection
Inventory Number:
A19670080000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9938d115d-844c-4715-a020-414bbf8d0987
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19670080000

Gnome-Rhone 14M-8, Radial 14 Engine

Manufacturer:
Societe des Moteurs Gnome et Rhône  Search this
Materials:
Aluminum
Steel
Paint
Copper Alloy
Rubber
Stainless Steel
Leather
Cadmium Plating
Paper
Adhesive
Dimensions:
Diameter 96.5 cm (38 in.), Length 127 cm (50 in.)
Type:
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary
Country of Origin:
France
Date:
Circa 1942
Credit Line:
Transferred from United States Army Air Forces
Inventory Number:
A19670117000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9c992f1c4-ed0d-4373-9d6f-b530b16584d4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19670117000

Gnome Monosoupape Type N Rotary 9 Engine

Designer:
Laurent Seguin  Search this
Louis Seguin  Search this
Manufacturer:
Societe des Moteurs Gnome et Rhône  Search this
Materials:
Aluminum Alloys
Copper Alloys
Ferrous Alloy
Rubber
Unknown Material (Ceramic or Phenolic Resin)
Natural Fiber Fabric
Dimensions:
Other: 4 ft. 4 in. × 3 ft. 9 in. × 3 ft. 1 3/8 in. × 3 ft. 6 5/16 in. (132.1 × 114.3 × 95 × 107.4cm)
3-D (Height on Stand): 129.5cm (4 ft. 3 in.)
Type:
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary
Country of Origin:
France
Date:
Circa World War I
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. L. L. Walker, Sr.
Inventory Number:
A19610222000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9641e6308-93bf-4e1a-8546-2247f9880a9f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19610222000

Gnome Monosoupape Type B-2, Rotary 9 Engine

Designer:
Laurent Seguin  Search this
Louis Seguin  Search this
Manufacturer:
Societe des Moteurs Gnome et Rhône  Search this
Materials:
Ferrous Alloys (Steel)
Copper Alloy
Aluminum Alloy
Phenolic Resin
Dimensions:
3-D (Central Hub, Largest Piece, Diameter x Height): 52.1 × 26cm (1 ft. 8 1/2 in. × 10 1/4 in.)
3-D (Each Cylinder, Diameter x Length): 14.6 × 32.7cm (5 3/4 in. × 1 ft. 7/8 in.)
Storage (Wood Storage Crate): 102.9 × 52.1 × 37.5cm, 171.9kg (3 ft. 4 1/2 in. × 1 ft. 8 1/2 in. × 1 ft. 2 3/4 in., 379lb.)
Type:
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary
Country of Origin:
France
Date:
1917
Credit Line:
Gift of Don Coe
Inventory Number:
A19490063000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv926ed49a9-643a-40e0-ae16-c6773fed1a5b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19490063000

Gnome Monosoupape Type B-2 Rotary Engine

Manufacturer:
Aeronautical Engine Corporation (Long Island, New York) (Gnome)  Search this
Designer:
Societe des Moteurs Gnome et Rhône  Search this
Materials:
Ferrous Alloy
White Metal Plating
Paints
Protective Synthetic Coating
Dimensions:
3-D (Diameter x Length): 100.3 × 75.6cm (3 ft. 3 1/2 in. × 2 ft. 5 3/4 in.)
3-D: 123kg (271.2lb.)
Type:
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1915
Credit Line:
On Loan from the War Department, Air Service, Washington, D.C.
Inventory Number:
A19230054000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv91a517a6b-e2a7-439d-b3a3-36c870a602a9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19230054000

Le Rhone Model J Rotary, 9 Cylinder Engine

Designer:
Le Rhone (France)  Search this
Manufacturer:
Societe des Moteurs Gnome et Rhône  Search this
Materials:
Metal
Dimensions:
Overall: 100.5cm, 146.5kg (3 ft. 3 9/16 in., 323lb.)
Type:
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary
Country of Origin:
France
Date:
1917
Credit Line:
Transferred from the War Department, Washington, D.C.
Inventory Number:
A19300001000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9b8d2214f-561b-488f-a055-c644da513093
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19300001000

Le Rhone Model JB, 9 Cylinder, Rotary Engine

Designer:
Le Rhone (France)  Search this
Manufacturer:
Societe des Moteurs Gnome et Rhône  Search this
Materials:
HAZ MAT: Cadmium Plating
Steel
Copper Alloy
Cork
Plastic
Dimensions:
Storage (Rehoused on a metal pallet and stand): 116.8 × 111.8 × 121.9cm, 222.3kg (3 ft. 10 in. × 3 ft. 8 in. × 4 ft., 490lb.)
Type:
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary
Country of Origin:
France
Date:
1917
Credit Line:
Transferred from the War Department, Washington, D.C.
Inventory Number:
A19300002000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv98bd1adde-f6aa-4bd3-b552-553d3f531cd6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19300002000

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