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.
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.
MARSHALL Workshop Steam Engine Vertical Cylinder 4½” x 8″
Built by Marshall, Sons & Co. of Gainsborough, Lincolnshire c1900.
Cylinder 4½” x 8″ ~ Flywheel 36″ Dia.
Approx 56″ high plus original cast iron bed extension.
Attached boiler feed pump.
In good unrestored condition.
LAWRENCE & Co. Workshop Engine Vertical Cylinder 3″ x 5″
Single Cylinder Inverted Vertical
~ U.S.A. Built, c1900 ~
Cylinder 3″ x 5″ (approx).
Cast “bottle” type frame.
Additional pulley wheel fitted.
Wt est 100 Kg.
In good, restored condition.