RANSOMES 2½ NHP Portable Steam Engine
2½ NHP Single Cylinder
No. 34240 ~ Built 1923
This very attractive small portable by Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies is of the desirable 2½ NHP size, making it easily transportable. A later example, this unusual engine was built along Ruston Hornsby lines (Ruston worked together with Ransomes as fellow members of the A.E.G.). Originally exported to South Africa where it spent it’s working life, this engine is complete with a rear wheel brake (not fitted) and Pickering governor.
Carefully restored to a very high standard to the last few years, this engine is now well presented and includes small details such as a chimney lever bar and chains, etc.
MARSHALL Portable Steam Boiler
An ex-Admiralty (Royal Navy) dockyard boiler, built by Marshall & Sons Ltd, Gainsborough c1940.
Used for engine running and other testing purposes at a Royal Navy dockyard, this high output steam boiler is of riveted construction and sits on Marshall’s sprung type wheels. For sale with most fittings including safety valve and gauge glass frames, etc.
Believed in reasonable, usable condition.
JACOBSEN 2 NHP Portable Steam Engine
A very rare Scandinavian made portable of unusually small size.
Built in Finland.
This pretty little engine is for sale in unrestored condition, but appears well preserved.
MERRYWEATHER Estate Type Steam Fire Pump
A very nice, highly original and complete example of a Merryweather & Sons hand-drawn portable steam fire pump.
7200 Gallons per Hour / 250 Ft Head at 200 r.p.m.
Single cylinder vertical engine driven pump mounted to a vertical boiler designed to raise steam at high speed, mounted on a two wheel hand-drawn trolley, and intended for use at estates, factories and institutional buildings, etc.
For sale in nicely preserved original condition.
ROBEY 4 NHP Portable Steam Engine
4 NHP Single Cylinder
No. 10247 ~ Built c1887
For sale in unrestored condition.
RANSOMES, SIMS & JEFFERIES 8 NHP Portable Steam Engine
8 NHP Single Cylinder
No. 21638 ~ Built 1909
A good example of one of the most popular mid sized portables built.