The Gnome type N rotary engine was used on Nieuport 28 and Sopwith F1 Camel aircraft among others. It was 160 Hp and had a single exhaust valve. Intake was through the ports on the base of the cylinder. This particular engine was shipped from Paris France to Lonoke Army Depot, Arkansas in 1917 where it was unused and stayed in its original crate. It was purchased by Billy Parker, a well-known pilot for Phillips Petroleum in Oklahoma, in the 1930’s. The engine was then acquired by Johnny Thompson, a well-known New York/New Jersey area pilot, in the 1940’s. Johnny sold the engine to Andrew King when he was well into his 80’s and realized he would not be able to restore it. Andrew uncrated the engine for the first time and displayed it in the Golden Age Air Museum in Bethel, PA until it was sold to Koz Aero LLC in 2008. It has only factory run time and is complete including the interrupter gear.