Thank you all for these snippets. The governing mechanism would have to be modified to control the pump rather than a carburetor's throttle. I was going to post an image, but Photobucket is not performing. The Lister L, built since 1909, was a side-valve, low-compression, spark-ignition engine. In the 1930s the company manufactured mechanical calculators.
During this stage he constructed working models of his design in an attempt to construct the most efficient engine of that time. I completed my apprenticeship and joined McLaren's Service Division. Each individual company carried on as an autonomous unit, but agreed to build a limited range of engines to avoid duplication and competition amongst themselves. Spring-mounted oil traction engine for hauling loads from 8 to 10 tons. The removable auxiliary chamber inserts and changeover valve were replaced with a simple plug. Lister Diesel Miscellany A little bit of history on the Lister cold starting Diesels: There's not a great deal of information available on these, despite how common they are throughout the British Commonwealth.
I may come back to it when we actually get the boat. Don't let the people of Dursley hear you say it's in the West Midlands. In 2005, John Deere and Yanmar Industrial engines were added to the product offerings. The board decided to put its manufacturing resources at the disposal of government. The winds of war were blowing across Europe again by then, though, and the British government aircraft production increased. Does anyone have an operater's manual - I would happily pay for a photocopy? It was in the year 1893 that he was successful in putting out the first model that was able to run with its own power and with an efficiency of approximately 26%. Also at this time, another heavy engine company, J.
In 1951 turnover was 12 times that of 1946. Royal Agricultural Show at York. The Book of Westland Aircraft Leicester: Harborough, 1944 , p. Baker, in 1894 designed and built first the Yeovil Engine, a high-speed steam engine. This is normally attained after a running period of about 50 hours. If you like antique engines, vintage tractors or old iron, please register and join us.
Do any of you have this engine fitted and what's your experience of it? When it is screwed all the way in, this plunger seals off the narrow passage between the main combustion chamber and the auxiliary one, giving high compression for efficient starting and running on light loads. The aircraft works had sufficient work in hand to justify retaining this business 1923 They were awarded a diploma of honour in the prime movers class for their exhibit at the Brazilian Centenary Exhibition. In this thriving growth sector, Lister Petter is the backbone for delivering quality service networks. Enough spare parts to keep the boat running with the historically apropriate engine for decades. In 1992, the company began offering Iveco Industrial engines alongside of Lister-Petter and Lombardini products.
The Nautilus Works was named after the fire grates that had made James Petter's fortune in Reckleford The first engines made by Petters were the Standard oil engines which were horizontal open crank engines made to very high standards. New site obtained at West Hendford west of Yeovil. This might be another of those threads debating where boat names came from. Good, moved all engine production to the British Electrical Engine Co. As he was the first Man to prove an oil engine could work with out a spark plug? Reportedly the secret to its success was that after this hard chrome plating was applied, the polarity of the current was briefly reversed.
The removable handle indicated in the plan drawing was used to start the engine 'in the first place, and an arrangement is made so that the handle, when put in position, automatically opens the exhaust valve which closes instantly when, a good impulse being given, the handle is withdrawn and the engine starts … Tube ignition is adopted, and a small heating lamp is used … The engine starts in ten minutes and runs, we are told, without attention. Article source: Was this page useful? Dave Brown, of Salem, Ore. Nowadays you would be allowed to use either becuase of the smoke generated on start-up, and most are high enough compression now not to need it. I remember looking at one, it was designed and built specifically for powering refrigerator units on insulated containers. The method he invented to accomplish this was unique and elegantly simple.
The McLaren records alone were so considerable that I donated them to the Leeds City Industrial Museum, as McLarens was one of the first Industrial Revolution factories in Leeds. Advertisement 1922 Supplier of electricity generators and lighting systems. Reorganized as Ltd; Ernest and Percy Percival were joint managing directors. Perhaps most problematic, the bottom end of the engine would be subjected to far higher stresses at Diesel compression ratios than at the existing petrol engine compression ratios of 5:1 or less. It was there that two of his children, the twins and , designed and built a self propelled oil engine in 1892. If you would like to know more about my engine please email me. Diesel in Augsburg and spoke to two Diesel historians at the company museum.
In 1957 this company was acquired by Group. It was used on such equipment as milking machines and saw benches and to drive farm equipment. While these venerable engines had become unprofitable for Lister to build and market by the '80s, there remains a considerable demand for these durable, simple, economical engines in many of the less-developed nations where they are used widely for jobs such as pumping water to irrigate fields. The vehicle was constructed at the Park Road carriage works of Hill and Boll. We're buying a narrowboat based on a very old rivetted iron hull.