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Gardner 3HF Horizontal Oil Engine
Object ID3692
Date1929-09-01
Works No27894
Accession NoIF:2012:006
StatusOn Display
Category Engine
Collection IDInternal Fire Core Collection
Made ByL. Gardner & Sons Ltd
Made InPatricroft, Manchester, England
Description8HP mounted on trailer.
LocationHall 5 Lean To
ConditionRunning
Conservation/ Maintenance History
Initial Inspection
2012-04-10

On arrival the engine was removed from the trailer and placed in a temporary location in Hall 1 so that it could be stripped and checked.

The big end was found to have picked up and will need minor work.
One side of the inlet valve cage is broken and will need repair.,br> Sideshaft gear covers missong and replaced with sheet steel cover.
Head removed as block required scale removal.
Generally the engine is in good order and will be re-assembled during April 2012.