Open Museum Archive

National Gas Engine N Type
Object ID1025918
Date1908-01-01
Works No21276
Accession NoIF:2014:352
StatusNot On Display
Category Engine
Collection IDInternal Fire Core Collection
Made ByNational Gas & Oil Engine Co. Ltd.
Made InAshton-under-Lyne, Manchester
DescriptionEx laboratory engine, modified ignition system.
LocationIn storage awaiting assessment
ConditionFair
History
2014-11-25

From Woodchurch Museum:-
It was accessioned by us in 1993 when Geoff Loynes, our founder, donated it. Its accession number is WDCWM0096. We understand Geoff acquired it a short time earlier from a ?museum? (which we believe to have been a private collection).

It was formerly used as a laboratory engine in a College for teaching students engineering and thermodynamics. Unfortunately there is no evidence of which College used it.


2015-01-25

Original documentation from Woodchurch museum gave the serial number as 21275. The correct serial is actually 21276

Conservation/ Maintenance History
Initial Assessment
2015-05-29

The engine is good overall condition with minimal wear.

It has now been stripped for inspection and apart from the missing magneto and associated components it is on excellent order.

A decision has been taken to perform a full restoration as the it has been poorly painted and lined by a previous owner.