Raisbeck Engineering Hall of Technology
In the 1930s, this area of the building was the location of Auburn Automobile Company's accounting departments. Today, it showcases five innovative technologies featured in Auburns, Cords and Duesenbergs that are still used today. You will learn about the technologies and engineering personalities that brought these seemingly mordern ideas to the consumers of the 1920s and 1930s.
A few artifacts on exhibit in this gallery include:
• 1930 L-29 Cord chassis - See under the skin of the first successful American production front-wheel drive car.
• King-Bugatti 16 Cylinder Aircraft Engine - Built under license by Duesenberg for the United States Government, it was an imposing engine in 1918.
• Duesenberg V-16 Model H Aircraft Engine - This example is one of only four produced. When first built, it was the largest airplane engine created.
• 1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Engine - This V-8 engine has the added feature of a centrifugal supercharger to pack the air/fuel mixture into its cylinders. Also view the Cord 810/812's unique front-wheel drive syste, not easily viewed when stuffed into the Cord's engine bay.