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Presentation of IDGTE Heritage Award315 viewsTrevor Owen, President of IDGTE, presents the Heritage Award to Geoff Challinor
1000 Engine Rally 2007 – inside our stall279 viewsOn display between the crate and the replica was the Tangye ‘Inverted’ Gas Engine, Built c1903, Engine No 888. Presented to Birmingham Science Museum by Tangye Ltd, Smethwick. Thought to be the only surviving example of the inverted vertical. Has typical Tangye mechanical oiler. Has been in store for several years and is now on loan for the Tangye Exhibition at the museum. Our sincere thanks to the Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery for permission to take the engine to the 1000 Engine Rally.
1000 Engine Rally 2007 – inside our stall211 viewsvisitor intrigued by the crated Blackstone engine.

Blackstone Type JPI, HP 16, RPM 800, Engine Number JPL 83L 301. It had been sent to the African Water Technology Exhibition, Nairobi, Kenya in 1982 where it was on Stand No 109 driving a water pump. It was recently found (still crated) having been returned from the Exhibition to the Mirrlees factory in 1982. It had lain forgotten about for 25 years!
1000 Engine Rally 2007 – inside our stall185 viewsfilm show ready for the performance Friday night, we just had to wait for it to be dark enough
1913 18hp P type National gas engine, serial no. 29294 was used in the Bradford area at a sewage treatment works.918 views
1920 Bates & Scholes 34hp gas engine. Serial no 5117 was used for wood turning on Cornbrook Rd, Old Trafford, Manchester.1737 views
Ruston 6XHRE diesel engine. Serial no. 168812 was built in 1931 and produced 34hp. The engine drove a sawmill at Newark on Trent.774 views
1902 Tangye gas engine. Serial no. 7684 produced 20hp on town gas and drove a paint mill on Paisley Rd in Glasgow1239 views
1330 viewsAround the year 1903, the Admiralty ordered two engines, each of 160 BHP at 400 r.p.m. for installation in the battleship HMS Dreadnought.
1886 Crossley vertical gas engine s/no 9838777 views
National 25hp gas engine serial no. 176591377 views
made by one of our volunteers1182 viewsas these were missing replacements were made copying a pattern one of the volunteers had noticed at another museum
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