1827 ALMOND Grasshopper Beam Engine
This very rare and early small ‘grasshopper’ type beam engine is believed to have been constructed by J.P. Almond of North Shields in 1827.
The engine was acquired in the 1870’s by Day & Co., Southampton, and fitted to a slipway winching system at Cowes, I.O.W. where it ran until the mid 1990’s (on compressed air), making it the last working grasshopper engine in the world?
£75,000 or near offers.
Category: Vertical Engines
EASTONS AMOS & ANDERSON Steam Pumping Engine, 1870
Twin Cylinder Double Acting
Designed to lift 50 tons of water per minute.
Built in London in 1870 for land drainage in Norfolk.
Complete with original wooden flushing gates and turbine pump.
In generally good condition.
POLLIT & WIGZELL Steam Engine ‘Barring Engine’
Single Cylinder Inverted Vertical
with declutchable reduction gear.
Designed for turning over (barring) large stationary engines, this attractive open crank engine sits on a massive cast base featuring reduction gears and a Bendix declutching drive gear.
*Correction* Although believed built by Pollit & Wigzell, Bradford this engine is actually badged “Stephenson”.
Cylinder 4″ x 6″ (approx).
Approx 50″ High, Bed 32″ Long x 21″ Wide.
Wt approx 600 Kg.
In excellent restored condition.
Steam Engine Barring Engine, Duplex Cylinders 5″ x 8″
Twin Cylinder Inverted Vertical
With declutchable reduction gear.
A powerful duplex engine designed for turning over (barring) very large stationary engines.
Cylinders 5″ x 8″ (approx).
Wt approx 750 Kg.
In good, original but unrestored condition.
Steam Lawnmover Power Plant – UNIQUE!
A combined boiler and single cylinder steam engine.
Thought to be a unique survivor, the only steam lawnmover engine in existence, this was marketed as a ‘conversion’ kit for small lawnmowers in c1895.
Cylinder 2″ x 3 1/2″.
In nice, original condition.
HERSCHELL-SPILLMAN Carousel Steam Engine
Built by Herschell-Spillman of North Tonawanda.
This is an original steam centre engine from an American built “carousel” or gallopers set.
Inverted twin 4″ x 6″ Cylinders with slide valves.
24″ Dia Flywheel. 38″ High Overall.
Mounted on a portable trolly.
For sale in good, original condition.