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Old 07-15-2017, 10:34:44 AM
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Mike, it did come from RAM, and is now owned by the Canadian Museum of Making

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found this

https://morgantown.craigslist.org/hv...164158243.html
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Old 07-08-2018, 02:22:26 PM
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Why is it so rare to see a portable for sale? On Engine Ads, there always seems to be a few traction engines, but almost never a portable. I'd love to be able to find a small one.

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Just by the numbers far more traction engines were built than portables, so far more traction engines survived. Portables arenít that popular since most folks want something self propelled.
Good luck on your search for a small portable. I have learned that the price of portables are inversely related to their size. Just my 2 cents.
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Just by the numbers far more traction engines were built than portables, so far more traction engines survived.
You sure 'bout that?

I know FRICK built way more portables than traction engines. They sold sawmills, and the engines to power them.

I'm not going to research numbers in general, but a lot of portables were made. There were many uses when a portable was the cost effective machine, and traction simply wasn't needed. I'm a West Virginia native, and the hills and hollers were full of sawmills and portables, but you couldn't find a traction engine in the hilly terrain anywhere..........
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Old 11-08-2018, 01:46:36 PM
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Found this over on YouTube, I did not know they made a double simple.
https://youtu.be/S-M8Igj8H6o
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Old 11-08-2018, 06:48:34 PM
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Here are a couple of old Hornsby portables I saw recently at Timaru, New Zealand. Both were being steamed.

Hornsby No. 2001, 1870, 8 NHP.
Hornsby No. 4815, 1887, Type D, 8 NHP, 10" x 12" bore & stroke.
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Old 11-08-2018, 06:51:51 PM
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A few more photos of the 1870 Hornsby.
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A few more photos of the Hornsbys.

Also an unknown elderly portable seen at the Lakes District Museum, Arrowtown, NZ.

Edit: I contacted the Lakes District Museum, here is their reply:

The portable steam engine is 8 horse-power, single cylinder, not original funnel, known to have been in use in this district in 1870s. Bought in 1895 by Hanson Bros. Inscribed: Robey & Co. engineers, London. Horse drawn – still has shafts.

ps. I think it should be Robey & Co. Lincoln, but I suppose they would have had a London office too.
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Old 11-12-2018, 01:32:28 PM
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Haggert Brothers portable made in Brampton Ontario Canada and a early George White return flue portable made in London Ontario Canada both are in the collection's of the former Ontario Agricultrial Museum now County Heritage Park at Milton Ontario Canada.I dont have much info on the Haggert Brothers portable or the George White return flue exept the White was owned later by Jim Carney from the Milton area and shown at many Milton steam shows (Steam Era) untill it went to the museum in Milton
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