Open Museum Archive

Ruston 4 VQZ
Object ID1752
Date1938-06-30
Works No193355
Accession NoIF:2007:7
StatusOn Display
Category Engine
Collection IDInternal Fire Core Collection
Made ByRuston & Hornsby Ltd
Made InLincoln, England
DescriptionVertical 4 cylinder solid injection diesel engine
LocationPolytunnel
ConditionRunning
History
1941-04-02

Installed at Pembroke Dock driving a boom defence winch,


1970-01-01

Approx Date.

Moved to Lawrenny Yacht Station for winching boats up the slipway.


2007-07-31

Arrived at the museum, purchased for 150

Conservation/ Maintenance History
Dismantling
2007-09-10

Due to water in the sump it was decided to strip the engine to component parts on arrival. Overall condition good with only one part requiring replacement - the bottom governor bearing.