Fairbanks-Morse Model 37 Marine Diesel Engines brochure

"Model 37-E F-M Diesel engines are of the vertical, two-cycle, mechanical-injection type and operate on the full Diesel principle. In their design and manufacture are embodied all of the requirements for low overall operating attention. The utmost simplicity of design results from the manner in which the two-cycle and mechanical-injection principles are employed. All parts are accessible and the number of moving parts is reduced to a minimum. "

The engine of the MARY A WHALEN is a Model 37 diesel engine manufactured by the Fairbanks-Morse company.  Developed in the 1920s, the engine design was tried and true when MARY was built in 1938 (originally christened as the S.T. Kiddoo.)  The engine was common to ships of similar age and size to MARY.  It was also used in electrical power plants till fairly recently, and perhaps still today. 

The brochure provides a consice overview of the parts of the engine and how it works understandable by a layperson, not just a marine engineer.  

Some of the diagarams are included here as images. The full copy of the brochure is also linked as a pdf below. 
[Thanks to Paul Strubek for scanning the original in his private collection and sharing with us.]


1940 ca.

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  • Fairbanks-Morse Model 37-E Marine Diesels, Bulletin 3700-E. [From the private collection of Paul Strubek]

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