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Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies 4 NHP portable steam engine, Serial No 18053

Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies 4 NHP portable steam engine, Serial No 18053

Object type
Portable engines

Object number
1986.0037.0119.001

Description
A Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies 4 NHP, portable steam engine, Serial No 18053. The cylindrical steam engine boiler and large flywheel high up on the left side are painted green. The front panel, including the short exhaust stack and the arch shaped firebox at the rear, is painted black. It has an undercarriage of four red painted spoked metal wheels, and the front two are smaller than those at the rear. A two-rung ladder is fixed to right side. The fire box has two red painted rectangle metal plates with serial number and agent information embossed on them. There is an oval red and gold painted metal panel with the serial number on it on the side of the top of the boiler. There are brass and grey metal fittings on the top and side of the engine many of which have numbers and manufacturer names on. The door of the firebox has manufacturer information embossed on it.

Collection name
Horse Era Museum collection no. 2

Manufacturer
Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies, Agricultural Engineers

Restorer
Canberra Society of Model and Experimental Engineers Inc

Place made
Ipswich, Suffolk, England

Place of restoration
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Date made
1900 - 1920
Approximate

Date of restoration
1981

User
Mr McGregor

Associated organisation
Horse Era Museum
This engine was once part of the Horse Era Museum collection at Watson in Canberra

Place used
Yass, New South Wales, Australia

Place used
Watson, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Materials
Cast iron, Steel, Brass, Paint - non specific

Dimensions
Length: 3295mm
Width: 1840mm
Height: 2310mm
Weight: 3000kg



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