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Old 11-20-2018, 06:54:06 PM
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According to the article Winchester,the actual engine mentioned would pretty much be assured to be an Akroyd patent engine,given the arrival date?It's entirely possible that I have missed some vital part of the picture,but I am pretty sure that the Akroyd patents were only under way for just a few years by the time that one arrived?The only possible explanation for it to 'not' be an Akroyd patent engine would be if the article research was incorrect in the first place?I see in Wikipedia there is a picture example of a Hornsby Akroyd engine, as it is shown on display at a vintage machinery show somewhere.The owners information board in the photo describe the engine as a "Hornsby Akroyd",but the engine is not an Akroyd patent engine.The example pictured is a 1905 "Hornsby" engine.
There is another engine mentioned earlier here rodneyt,and it has come up again in conversation elsewhere very recently.I will try to update that here shortly for interest sake.Perhaps it's the same engine in your article?
The article you posted points to the engine as an exciting find of sorts way back in 1960,so I am happy to assume that it will exist today as one of WA's few known surviving units of that brand.
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Old 11-20-2018, 07:14:34 PM
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Of interest would be this Akroyd gas producer and Large Hornsby? engine that was mentioned on bookface back 20th August, what the story is about it and if it will be pulled out and sold or will it be left in position as it is and preserved as it should be?, image of the tag on the producer.
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That might be something of a rare antique Kim!?I knew the designer was carrying on some kinds of engineering work here,but I'm pretty sketchy on just what.
Here are a couple of new photos Rodney,of one of the previously looked at WA engines during this thread.We were stuck for a number and a horsepower,as well as shipping date I think,while we were discussing it?The number is 1341.The fellow who passed me these photo's didn't have the horsepower information with him at the time.I think I remember my own guestimate at 12.5hp?,or possibly even 16hp?He thought it might be 16hp.Perhaps he will see this and update us?
I have sighted a 3.5hp HA stationary engine #1368 myself and was recently told that it was shipped here in 1896.I would think that 1341 would also be the same year-ish 1896?
There were other engines in the similar number range sold in the area.These would supply the newspaper with a legitimate local story,even if it turns out that the model was misquoted?
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Hi Paul, ran my eye over these today two girder and a full base portable behind the very nice Austral that caught my eye, the big girder I think is a 9 1/2? but not exactly sure, certainly a impressive engine!
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