Steam engine (portable); Marshall & Sons; c. 1900; GSM_00005
Steam engine (portable)About this object
A single cylinder, wood fired portable steam engine. It would have been moved to the job by bullocks or horses.
This engine was used in sawmills at the Camden and Ringarooma, Tasmania. This is possibly the last surviving portable steam engine that was used in the district. .
Tom Diprose restored this engine in the 1980s using components from two others.
c. 1900Place Made
Gainsborough , EnglandMedium and Materials
metalInscription and Marks
On rear: 'Marshall Sons & Co / Ltd / Engineers / Gainsborough / England ';
'Thos. Robinson & Co. / agents Melbourne '; impressed: 'T16775' ; '784' ; 'A61'
on stoke hole door:' 0258'
On wheel hubs: 'Marshall & Sons Co. / Gainsborough'
364cm (l) x 202cm (w) x 280cm (height to top of flywheel)Subject and Association Keywords
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