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Oil Engine - Hornsby Ackroyd, circa 1896 Object Reg. No: ST 024677

Summary:
Portable single-cylinder oil engine. Made by Richard Hornsby & Sons, Grantham, England circa 1896-97. Serial no. 1887. This engine was delivered to Melbourne in June 1897.
Description:
portable single cylinder, oil engine, attached to a base with four metal wheels.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 1600 mm (Height), 1500 mm (Width), 2400 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: internal combustion engines, agriculture
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Secondary Classification: Internal Combustion Power
Tertiary Classification: oil engines
Manufacturer: Richard Hornsby & Sons, Grantham, England, Great Britain, circa 1896

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Ronald Kershaw Posted on 08 May 2014 8:10 PM
Just a comment, I thought in the early days it was Hornsby Akroyd and then around 1904 the company became Richard Hornsby & Sons with Herbert Akroyd leaving and ultimately ending up in Perth. I collected and restored the Akroyd engines for many years. Anyway just a thought. Cheers.

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