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Tangye Gas Engine
Object ID2924
Date1923-01-01
Works No20727BR
Accession NoIF:2009:23
StatusOn Display
Category Engine
Collection IDInternal Fire Core Collection
Made ByTangyes Ltd
Made In Birmingham, England
Description2 1/2hp single cylinder horizontal hot tube gas engine. Part of a direct coupled pumping set driving a three throw Tangye water pump.
Location Tangye Pump House outside Hall 5
ConditionRunning
Images

Multimediahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvVFHLXKuHw

First run of the gas engine after rebuild


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PA2aBHx5H2k

Longer run after rebuild off site.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkIcwPtaAio

Running with the pump for the first time, April 2010.

History
2010-04-13

Installed in the Tangye Pump House, April 2010

Conservation/ Maintenance History
Rebuild
2009-11-23

Damaged in a fire at Milton Keynes Museum. Required a complete strip and rebuild but was found to be in basically good order. Later conversion to chain driven magneto was removed the engine converted back to hot-tube ignition.

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