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1928 Ad Bessemer Straight-8 Diesel Engine Marine Waleda Memory III Yacht YYM2

1928 Ad Bessemer Straight-8 Diesel Engine Marine Waleda Memory III Yacht YYM2

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This is an original 1928 black and white print ad for the Straight-Eight diesel marine motors that were made and sold by the Bessemer Gas Engine Company of Lincoln Avenue, Grove City, Pennsylvania (PA) during the Roaring Twenties era. The ad also features the 128 ft yacht Waleda, that was owned by Walter H. Lippincott and designed by Thomas D. Bowes, and the 143 ft yacht Memory III, that was owned by Abram E. Fitkin, designed by Thomas D. Bowes, and built by the Defoe Motor & Boat Works. The Waleda was powered by two Model ER-8 Bessemer diesels, whereas the Memory III was equipped with two Model GR-8 Bessemer diesels.


This 85+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. Small crease - bottom center. There is light bleedthrough on this piece from the verso. Some light surface rub. Small hole - left margin.

  • Product Type: Original Print Ad; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 8.75 x 11.75 inches; 22 x 30 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper is pleased to present a collection of nautical-themed vintage ads, covers, prints, and articles from 1928 Yachting magazine. To continue "sailing" through this "salty" collection, simply click on the link provided beneath the condition paragraph. Enjoy!

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