Diesel engine; AH McDonald & Co.; 1921; GSM_00934


Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre


Diesel engine

About this object

A single cylinder portable diesel engine, 5hp at 500 rpm It has a 5 inch bore and a 7 inch stroke The engine is mounted onto a chassis with four iron wheels and a draw bar to allow it to be towed to its required location.


AH McDonald & Co.

Maker Role


Date Made



20th Century

Place Made

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Medium and Materials

metal, paint

Inscription and Marks

Maker's plate, cast in raised relief (number stamped): 'The / Imperial / Super-Diesel / Built by A.H. McDonald & Co / Melbourne / 253F'


(on carraige) 2.2m x 1.5m (excluding towing pole)

Subject and Association Keywords

internal combustion engines

Subject and Association Keywords

diesel engines

Subject and Association Keywords


Subject and Association Keywords

Beaconsfield, Tasmania

Subject and Association Keywords

Beaconsfield, Tasmania - gold mines

Subject and Association Description

Origins unknown but operated a small stamp battery in the Beaconsfield area in the1940s.

Credit Line

Donated by John Griffiths and the late Donald Brown

Object Type

diesel engines

Object number


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