I've had a 1900-ish open crank 7hp Tangye Gas Engine for 20 years.
single flywheel, very heavy brute. In poor condition, as cast iron
crystallised in places.
Literally dug it out of slurry pit in Wokingham. It had gone into the
WW2..... Still got the pix of us lifting it out.
I've got too many toys, so I was trying to find it a caring home. Even
put in on
here approx 4 years ago. Offered it to TangyeDan. Decided to give it
Evans at Internal Fire as an interesting "before & after" exhibit --
being the "before" part of the equation.
Went down to collect it last week. Gone. Lock broken off garage door.
lost a very unusual '20s National water pump from a combined engine/
unit, a Bamford vertical, 3 Listers, a large cast iron engine
transporter. & some
Very annoying. I still have one large cast ID plate from the engine,
brasses, as they had been removed. Rest is believed to have been
in as scrap, straight from the garage. How the hell the thieves pulled
2 tons of engines & just walked off with them beats me ......
Sad to see a piece of genuine engine history go this way. Very few
engines left. A caution to us all ......
13 years ago