Anson Engine Museum

Anson Engine Museum Gallery


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1000 Engine Rally 2007 – inside our stall224 viewsOn display between the crate and the replica was the Tangye ‘Inverted’ Gas Engine, Built c1903, Engine No 888. Presented to Birmingham Science Museum by Tangye Ltd, Smethwick. Thought to be the only surviving example of the inverted vertical. Has typical Tangye mechanical oiler. Has been in store for several years and is now on loan for the Tangye Exhibition at the museum. Our sincere thanks to the Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery for permission to take the engine to the 1000 Engine Rally.
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1000 Engine Rally 2007 – inside our stall178 viewsvisitor intrigued by the crated Blackstone engine.

Blackstone Type JPI, HP 16, RPM 800, Engine Number JPL 83L 301. It had been sent to the African Water Technology Exhibition, Nairobi, Kenya in 1982 where it was on Stand No 109 driving a water pump. It was recently found (still crated) having been returned from the Exhibition to the Mirrlees factory in 1982. It had lain forgotten about for 25 years!
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1000 Engine Rally 2007 – inside our stall149 viewsview of our small shop at the rally from the door of the marquee
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1000 Engine Rally 2007 – inside our stall148 viewsfilm show ready for the performance Friday night, we just had to wait for it to be dark enough
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1000 Engine Rally 2007 – inside our stall148 viewslooking across out stall towards the display engines
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1000 Engine Rally 2007 – inside our stall153 viewsdisplay board telling people about some of the engines we had to leave behind
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1000 Engine Rally 2007293 viewsGeoff on right and Arthur Griffin on left receiving their cheques from the FCVMO committee on Saturday 23rd June 2007
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1000 Engine Rally 2007208 viewsAndrew Wild presents Geoff with the giant cheque - hang on tight, it might blow away
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1000 Engine Rally 2007244 viewsAndrew Wild in middle presents cheques to Geoff on left and Arthur Griffin on right
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1000 Engine Rally 2007 – Saturday night at the museum238 viewsMcCarthy Coaches of Macclesfield gave the museum a generous discount when we hired three coaches to bring visitors over from the show ground - allowing prices to be held at 2006 prices
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1000 Engine Rally 2007 – Saturday night at the museum201 viewsone of the car park marshalls keeping everyone in order
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1000 Engine Rally 2007 – Saturday night at the museum302 viewsKees Fitter over from Holland on his annual pilgrimage
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