New Addition: Mercury 45 engine

Avion Machine and Tool Co. marketed their Mercury 45 engine to RC fans in 1946 by focusing on their new “real” carburetor which could regulate both gas and air simultaneously, allowing full control over the speed.  The ad makes a point, though, to say that while this is most advantageous in Radio Control, it could still be used in Free Flight.  Paul E. Chapman, Jr., recently donated this Mercury 45 in honor of his father, Paul E. Chapman, Sr.

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  1. The engine was purchase by my father in 1946 or 1947 while we were living in South Weymouth Mass right after WW II, The engine has never been run and if you look closely you can still see the factory seal attached.

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