Ruston hornsby engine dating
I guess 8 or 9HRC (C for twin) 100-132HP, 260-280rpm.If the plate on no1 cylinder has gone ,the sn should be stamped on end of crankshaft.
When he bought the engine it was in a rough condition and he has lovingly renovated and restored the engine, including painting and cleaning it.Most of the content on A History of the World is created by the contributors, who are the museums and members of the public.The views expressed are theirs and unless specifically stated are not those of the BBC or the British Museum.The engine is at the tipping point between being restorable and becoming a static display.It looks like lighter rusting, and the engine is intact.I am hoping to further identify the engine and compressor in the photo.
The nameplates are gone but I do have access to the units to take any measurements that would help.
It was originally used to power other types of machinery, the current owners use it to power a Bentall Corn Mill, (as shown in picture) to grind corn and they even use the flour to make bread!
Ruston & Hornsby Engines were shipped all over the world and it is reported that they are still in use today in some third world counties.
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There are thousands of gas engine compressors going to rust.