Anson Engine Museum

Anson Engine Museum Gallery

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Series of photographs starting the 4L2 for the first time (2)1571 viewsafter its restoration work - just prior to the EHHS presentation May 2005
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Jon Leigh with some opening remarks1570 viewsduring the presentation of the EHHS plaque May 2005
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Hornsby oil engine on pallet in Cheshire1568 viewsin the new lean to area
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Crossley plate on the 3bhp1562 viewsLarge engine displaying the Crossley plate - which was used in our 2006 brochure for the museum
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Sectioned Gardner Fuel Pump1560 views
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Series of photographs starting the 4L2 for the first time (1)1549 viewsafter its restoration work - just prior to the EHHS presentation May 2005
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Geoff with Mirlees No 11549 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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made by one of our volunteers1527 viewsas these were missing replacements were made copying a pattern one of the volunteers had noticed at another museum
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1525 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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Paul Gardner thanks the President of the IMECHE for the award1523 viewsduring the presentation of the EHHS plaque May 2005
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Starting the engine1514 viewsGeoff in the process of starting the engine
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3bhp Crossley Atmospheric Engine1514 viewsThis engine belonged to W Butler & Co, tar distillers, Silverthorne Lane, St Philips, Bristol BS2. It was used to drive a winch and crane jib for barge unloading.

The original winch can be seen in the background of the picture
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