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.
FOSTER 8 NHP Portable Steam Engine
No.1384 ~ Built c1885
8 NHP Single Cylinder
The 2nd earliest known Foster.
A very rare and unusual early portable with heavy oak fore-carriage, for sale in unrestored condition.
1868 HORNSBY 8 NHP Portable Steam Engine
Built 1868 by Richard Hornsby
Believed No.1531 ~ Class 5A ~ About 8 NHP Duplex
Possibly the oldest Hornsby in the UK?
A rare and unusual early portable in reasonable, unrestored condition.
Price On Application
GARRETT 4 NHP Portable Steam Engine
4 NHP Single Cylinder
No. 15152 ~ Built 1882
A very complete early Garrett for sale in unrestored condition.
RANSOMES, SIMS & JEFFERIES 6 NHP Portable Steam Engine
6 NHP Single Cylinder
No. 17574 ~ Built 1905
A very good example of one of the most popular, smaller sized portables built.
For sale in unrestored condition.
RANSOMES, SIMS & JEFFERIES 3 NHP Portable Steam Engine
No. 10402 ~ Built c1896
3 NHP Single Cylinder
A very pretty portable, and rare – being of an unsually small and early design.