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Motore Oreglia & C. 16 C
Anni '20



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Description

Stationary Diesel engine, 4-cylinder 4-stroke, commonly used in factories and workshops to drive operating machines, pumps or electric generators, up to the first half of the XX century. It was produced by the Oreglia Company in Piacenza, an Italian engine manufacturer at the beginning of the last century, This engine is one of the very few surviving specimen of this company and, probably, the only one displayed in a public museum. This exemplar, courtesy of the Technical High School Vittorio Emanuele III of Palermo, has been fully restored at the workshop of the Museum in 2012.


Technical specifications

ManufacturerOfficina Meccanica Ing. G. Oreglia & C., Piacenza, Italy, 1920s
Type16 C
Descriptionstationary, 4-inline-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition engine
Power24 hp at 950 rpm
Valvetrain systemwith 2 side valves per cylinder, controlled by two camshafts housed in the crankcase, driven by gears
Fuel feeding systemwith a single barrel vertical evaporative-type carburetor for gasoline or heavier liquid-type fuel
Ignition systemwith a spark plug per cylinder fed by a magneto
Cooling systemliquid-fed by a centrifugal pump
Lubrication systemforced by a gear pump driven by the intake camshaft


Application

Commonly used in factories and workshops to drive operating machines, pumps or electric generators.

 

Courtesy of the Technical High School Vittorio Emanuele III of Palermo.

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