Anson Engine Museum

Anson Engine Museum Gallery

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Crossley plate on the 3bhp1173 viewsLarge engine displaying the Crossley plate - which was used in our 2006 brochure for the museum
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Gardner 2LW1169 viewsrestored by Charles Mills, ready to go into a canal narrowboat
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Martin who has carried out most of the cleaning and restoration of the Ruston VXA 1162 views
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Geoff with Mirlees No 11156 viewslast minute adjustments before the Exhibition begins.

This is the first engine every built in the UK (and only the 3rd ever built in the world). It was completed in November 1897 by Mirrlees, Watson, Yaryan & Company Limited in Glasgow.
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Series of photographs starting the 4L2 for the first time (7)1154 viewsafter its restoration work - just prior to the EHHS presentation May 2005
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1148 viewsDuring 1906, the Admiralty specification required lightweight diesel engines for the propulsion of pinnaces and Mirrlees designed a four cylinder unit of 120 BHP at 400 r.p.m. These engines had bed plates of aluminium and columns of manganese bronze. The piston diameter was 9 and three quarter inches with a stroke of 12 inches.
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Gardner family at the opening ceremony1147 viewsThe museum was priveleged to have so many members of the Gardner family present at the opening ceremony
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Hornsby oil engine on pallet in Cheshire1144 viewsin the new lean to area
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Blackstone oil engine1141 views
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This other Ruston engine replaced the other VXA that had failed years before1140 views
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View of engine on top gantry1139 viewsthe pump is on the floor below
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1902 Tangye gas engine. Serial no. 7684 produced 20hp on town gas and drove a paint mill on Paisley Rd in Glasgow1130 views
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