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Blackstone HSI Spring Injection Diesel
Object ID3606
Date1929-01-01
Works No200377
Accession NoIF:2011:028
StatusNot On Display
Category Engine
Collection IDInternal Fire Core Collection
Made ByBlackstone & Co. Ltd
Made InGrantham, Lincolnshire
DescriptionSingle cylinder horizontal 55hp diesel engine used to drive crushing machinery on Guernsey. Transferred from Guernsey Museum & Art Gallery (Arriving April 2011)
Location
ConditionPoor
Conservation/ Maintenance History
Strip for Storage
2011-04-27

On arrival the engine was still in one piece so the crank was pulled for storage.

Recent damage was evident on the governor gears caused by moving the flywheel with the sideshaft seized.
Governor head missing but found in the crankcase, shaft sheered.
Governor top missing.

Removal of the main bearing caps showed the crank in surprising good order and the piston was moved two inches whilst removing the big end.

Injector poor with broken and missing casting.

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