Hi I've been searching for 30 years to get an engine built pre-1900. At last I found one in New Zealand. It's a 1895 Tangyes 2 HP Petroleum Engine Serial Number: 787. The Serial Number stamped under the Brass Plate is: 1317. It was found at an old Saw Mill site back in the 1950's north of Auckland. Partly buried with the hot bulb sticking out of the ground. The bronze Hot Bulb was missing and a few other parts too. I bought it fully Restored. It was from a private collection of 50 odd engines and this was the favourite engine of the collection. I'll post some more photo's of it later on. Regards from Geoff.
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