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Crossley SE126
Object ID2925
Date1915-01-01
Works No76625
Accession NoIF:2009:23
StatusOn Display
Category Engine
Collection IDInternal Fire Core Collection
Made ByCrossley Brothers Ltd
Made InOpenshaw, Manchester
DescriptionSingle cylinder 100hp suction gas engine. Originally supplied to Coales Mill in Newport Pagnell.
Location
ConditionDismantled
History
2010-02-07

Engine and gas plant were installed at Coales Mill in 1915. In 1972, a team from Milton Keynes Museum of Rural Life removed the engine and placed it in storage at the museum. In 2009 MK donated the engine to Internal Fire and she will be restored over the 2010 season. The gas plant is too far gone to be used and will be restored for static display.

Conservation/ Maintenance History
Initial Inspection
2010-02-07

The engine is in good overall condition having been well protected at MK despite being in external storage. The only major problems are a stuck piston and one main bearing top half which will require metalling.


Complete Strip
2010-02-19

Piston removed and found to be in excellent order with good rings and little end. Camshaft assembly stripped, all bearings good, ring oilers requre replacing. Ignitor stripped, cleaned and tested.

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