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.
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.