18 years ago
entitled "The Rotary Aero Engines". It is a Science Museum publication
(HMSO) written by Andrew Nahum and I commend it to anyone interested in such
Before the cries of OT go up, did you know that perhaps the best know
manufacturers of this type of engine, the Societe des Moteurs Gnome, was
originally set up in 1906 to build stationary industrial engines - anybody
ever seen one?
BTW, the name Gnome was apparently supposed to conjure up images of a
'sturdy little worker' rather than a plaster figure with a fishing rod!