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National P Type Gas
Object ID3
Date1913-01-13
Works No29204
Accession NoIF:LN:2003:029
StatusOn Display
Category Engine
Collection IDCastell Pridd Engines
Made ByNational Gas & Oil Engine Co. Ltd.
Made InAshton-under-Lyne, Manchester
DescriptionHorizontal single cylinder gas engine
LocationPower Hall 5
ConditionMaintenance
History
2000-06-10

The block and crank were acquired from The Anson Museum as part of an exchange with the large Hornsby R Type from Dartmoor. Main bearings, big end, flywheels and main bearing caps were missing. Two unmachined main bearing caps came with the engine.


2003-05-10

Engine was rebuilt in Power Hall 1 using parts from the National P type oil engine.

Conservation/ Maintenance History
Initial Status
2003-05-10

The engine was rebuilt and returned to running order in June 2003 using parts from a similar oil engine. Bore wear is excessive and the engine will not run on full compression as piston slap is excessive.