Crosley COBRA Engine vintage sign reproduction (and some history)
We are pleased to offer this new vintage sign reproduction for you to wear, use, share and enjoy.
This is the Crosley COBRA Engine history…
The Mighty Tin
The COBRA (Tin Block) engine is undoubtedly the most unique concept used in any or the Crosley cars and trucks.
It was during the summer of 1943 that Powel Crosley Jr first heard or an all steel stamped, copper hydrogen brazed engine. Paul Klotsch, chief engineer of Crosley Motors Inc, soon was visiting Lloyd M. Taylor of Taylor Engines Inc, California, the inventor of the engine. The horsepower, fuel consumption and other performance data was so outstanding Crosley took an exclusive license under all patents.
Before the end of the war the Navy became interested in the lightweight high output of the engine and six engine generator sets were built, which ran at 5000 RPM developing 35HP. Crosley and the Navy performed exhaustive tests including running one engine continuously for 1200 hours.
The Crosley engine easily won the contract, meeting or exceeding all specifications. The Armed Services used the tin block engine for air drop able self contained generators, generators for PT Boats, amphibs and many other places, that lightweight power plants were needed.
Some civilian uses, other than the Crosley Automobile from 1946 to early 1949, were truck refrigeration, boats and the Mooney Mite airplane.
So, here you have some of the products were this great sign can be printed:
Crosley Cobra Engine distressed vintage sign repro by flixgp
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iPad, iPhone 3 and 4 cases
This is the “clear” version of the sign:
And of also Hoodies, Mouse pads, Aprons, Keychains, Stickers, Binders and a lot more of different products.
As always you can find them going to Hit the Road Designs online store.