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From W O Bentley's autobiography "Cracks were made - which bothered me at the time - that the BR1 was only an imitation Clerget. These originated from people who glanced only at the cam mechanism, which of course was the first thing they saw and, for ease of production, was the only similar feature... In fact the crank-case, crankshaft, method of securing the cylinders themselves as well as their heads, were all fundamentally different from the Clerget.". WOB was working for the Admiralty during WW1, and was attached to Gwynnes, who built the Clerget engine under licence for Sopwith and Nieuport, to try to improve the reliability of the Clerget, which was averaging about 15 hours at that time.
There's more detail in WOB's excellent autobiography "My Life and My Cars".

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Hi Jakko, Looking at it last night I thought the Clerget (used in the Camel?) had twice as many pushrods?
I found a photo of the 9B and noticed the pushrods looked very similar to what was in Pete’s photo, down to the staggered way they come out of the crankcase (the one on the left is further forward than that on the right), so I thought that was what was in his photo.
 
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Hi jakko
That’s what happens when I post by phone, can’t see the pictures clearly enough.....what I took to be pushrods appear to be cylinder supports.....and my post should also say the BR2 had twice as many as the Clerget.....not the other way around :tired:
 
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Sorry Lee, wrong cruiser....not the Emden....thought I’d go down the road less travelled :thumb2:
Air pollution Allen....LOL.
Yes Peter, it’s the Konigsberg.....completed 1906 and one of a class of four.....far less successful than the Emden, finally scuttled July 1915. However her guns and other useful equipment were salvaged and used in the East African campaign....
Over to you then....
 
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Yep, when I was a nipper I used to have a part time job returning trolleys from the car park to Tesco’s, and a green one used to park there every Saturday... I thought it looked fabulous....
You again then.....
 
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