Schebler 12-Cylinder Engine

This brief article with an image was first published in the July 3, 1909 Indianapolis Star and reported on the development of a 12-cylinder engine by George Schebler, one of the two founders of the Wheeler-Schebler Carburetor Company. This Indianapolis company was co-founded by Frank Wheeler who also helped found the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The men had figured prominently in the news recently for their announcement of what was billed as "the world's greatest trophy," the sterling silver Tiffany designed Wheeler-Schebler Trophy for the biggest event planned at the upcoming first auto race meet at the Speedway August 21.
The article bills the engine as the first 12-cylinder configuration. The plan was to deliver it to the Fisher Automobile Company where it would be outfitted to a car. Described as compact as a six-cylinder engine it promised to pack 100 HP.

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