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Hamworthy Oil Engine/Compressor Set
Object ID7
Date1938-04-01
Works No
Accession NoIF:LN:2003:024
StatusOn Display
Category Engine
Collection IDCastell Pridd Engines
Made ByHamworthy Engineering Co. Ltd
Made InPoole, UK
DescriptionVertical single cylinder two stroke petrol/paraffin engine driving twin cylinder compressor. Originally supplied to provide starting air for a 4S30 Allen
LocationStorage
ConditionRunning
History
2010-05-27

Originally installed at Catsholme Pumping Station, Southery.

Conservation/ Maintenance History
Status
2014-12-29

Big end has excessive play and new rings are needed.

Fuel tank has multiple leaks where water has rotted the bottom.

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