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Your Oldest Engine/Tractor etc Down Under

Oldsiron

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Something to get the yacken cracken:rant:
how about a list of your oldest piece?
can be a engine, mower, truck, tractor, steamer,
hoe:brows: (rotary) etc

ENGINE: 5A OLDS circa (1901)
TRACTOR: (1938) HR7 Lanz Bulldog
MOWER: (1950) villager

Chris
 

Don Selmer

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1893 PIERCE INVERTED 3/4 h.p.
1893 PIERCE INVERTED 1 H.P.
1897 FOOS BELT-DRIVEN GOVERNOR WIPER SPARK
1909 IHC FRICTION DRIVE TRACTOR
1909 IHC 2-SPEED TRACTOR
 
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My oldest engine is my vertical Columbus c1903.

My oldest car is the Ford Model A (1928)

My oldest Australian engine is my 3.5hp Austral Oil Engine (October 1917)
 

wegotallama

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Australia also has an 18th century steam engine - A Boulton and Watt Planetary if I remember...I found it because Josiah Wedgwood also had one in his factory.
 

Luke

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Thought that I would chime in,

My oldest American engine: Olds Type a 4.5HP about 1910-12
Oldest Aussie made engine: 2HP Sunshine o/crank late 1920's-early 30's
Oldest English engine: 2.5HP Tangye 1915
Oldest vehicle: 1963 EJ Holden panel van

Cheers, Luke
 

WilliamInOz

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we got a steam engine around 1850-1870 i think made in melbourne.
theres a pump thats 1856 from bedford in enland.

Cheers, Will
 

Michaely

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Hi all, has been a bit quiet with the "loss"of the TOMM forum - so glad to find the aussie smoke stack!

My oldest engine(s):

Olds gearless - not sure of hp but probably 10 -12. An early serial number which I'm guessing is late 1890s - although I'm sure they sold em later than that. Current project.
Olds Type A 12 hp - a late B series engine which would be 08/09 I guess - runs.
F-M jack of all trades 6hp - ?1905/06 going by the pre 1911 serial no list. Project
Hornsby 9 1/2hp - definately a 1906 engine - runs

check em out on Youtube - search under "mikelsjunk"

Mike in Orange NSW
 

Oldsiron

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Hi Mike, can you post pics of your gearless and 12hp olds?

here is my 5A

regards Chris

30102008095.jpg
 

Michaely

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Olds Type A 12hp.jpg

Olds Type A 12Hp detail (1).jpg

2006-11-28 010.jpg

Hi Chris,

The top two are my Type A 12hp serial # B8022. Transport is not original. Had to make or get made a few bits to get running. The bottom pic is #2711 which is the second oldest of the 8 or so serial no.s I have for the gearless type. It looks a bit sad now but will be OK in a year or so - maybe even making a noise. The bore is 7" but as the plate is missing not sure what the HP is but is the same size as the 12Hp engine at Coolsprings - a later engine - #4715..

Mike
 

Oldsiron

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Thanks for the pics Mike, can you bring the big girl to the Murrumbateman field days in October? our feature engine is "OLDS"
(We are aprox 3 hrs from Orange)
regards Chris
 
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This thread needs another kick along :)
My oldest English engine is my 4hp Blackstone (tested 15 April 1915).

My most modern engine is my Ronaldson-Tippett N from the 40's
 

Oldsiron

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Hi Mike, have you seen this pic before?
18hp gearless at the olds museum.
#7354

gearless olds 18 hp.jpg gearless olds plate 18 hp no7354.jpg

regards Chris
 

Michaely

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Hi Chris,

No I havent seen this actual phopto but I have seen engines like this in other photos. The engine is type G which kind of looks like a Gearless but isn't. I've never seen one in Oz - doubt if they came here. Have a look at Wendells red book where it shows this engine. Thanks for posting the pic.


Michael
 
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