Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/10/06

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Subject: [Leica] A new album
From: DouglasMSharp at (Douglas M. Sharp)
Date: Wed Oct 6 11:18:45 2004
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Sorry Peter,
I've been through my steam library and found nothing. But I've manged to 
narrow it down a bit.
Could be a Paxman Portable Engine
or a Marshall
or maybe one of these
The support  of the flywheel axle seems to be the Marshall design.

There are in fact thousands of references, Google on "portable steam 
engine" there's enough to keep you busy for a few days.
Next time please take a shot from the front, the makers name is nearly 
always on the smoke box door.

Douglas M. Sharp schrieb:

> Peter Dzwig schrieb:
>> To finish up - can anyone tell me exactly what this is please?
>> SURELY someone on the LUG has the expertise!!!!
>> All:  IIIf 5cm f1.5 Summarit Kodak T400CN
>> Your comments are as always welcome. Thanks for taking the time to look.
>> Peter Dzwig
> What it is is easy Peter.
> A stationary steam engine, they were pulled along to where they were 
> needed by horses, just like hitching a portable generator behind a 
> Landrover  today. Mainly used for powering threshing machines, balers 
> or beet-cutters, sometimes in mobile saw-mills too.The expense of 
> having your own thresher was often defrayed by itinerant threshing 
> companies with traction engines travelling from farm to farm pulling a 
> whole a full range of harvesting equipment. Ploughing teams with 2 
> colossal
> Fowler ploughing engines, which pulled heavy ploughs on a wire rope 
> between them across a field (then moving up for the next set of 
> furrows) were also common in the area I was born.
> Though it is more than likely that this machine would have been used 
> on a private farm.
> It looks to be an english construction, (Ransome, Garrett or Burell?), 
> and more likely coal-fired than wood or straw. Most of the straw 
> burners had spark arresters on the funnel.
> I'll take a look in my reference stuff tomorrow, maybe there's 
> something in there.
> cheers
> Douglas
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