The Caille Model 79 was the first and simplest of the Red Head Singles. It was made it 1932-1933.

The easiest way to identify an early Model 79 is by the very fragile curved exhaust tube. The fix was to make one that was fastened to the bottom of the down tube and had a nice cast end. This design was carried over to the Model 88. I was not only much stronger but better looking too.

Neither the 79 nor the 88 had a variable pitch prop. They were both 4 hp.

The model numbers represented the price of the motors.

  • Model 79, SN #1570 photos are below

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All Red Head serial numbers are found here.
This is the air horn that belongs with the motor.