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Petrol Engine

From the Collection of Maldon Vintage Machinery Museum Inc Vincents Road Maldon Victoria

Description
Single cylinder horizontal petrol engine mounted on a 4 wheeled trolley.
Two flywheels, one either side, no pulley.
Galvanised cylindrical fuel tank mounted on a wooden box in front. Box contains a battery and ignition coil.
Trolley has cast iron wheels and is designed for pulling by hand.
Painted red and grey.
Probably a power source for farm machinery.
Size
L 190 x W 100 x H 135 (to top of raised handle) cm
Object Registration
VMVM 82
Keywords
machinery ... engine ... petrol ... metalwork
When Made
Early 20th century
Inscriptions & Markings
On a brass plate fixed to the cylinder. "Waterloo Boy Gasoline Engine / No. 81491, HP 4 / Waterloo Gasoline Engine Co. / Waterloo Iowa / Patented / August 7 1900, Dec 3 1901, Oct 7 1907 / Other patents pending / Sold by Waterloo Gasoline Engine Co."
On each side of the water tank is an oval white transfer with "Waterloo Boy" above an illustration of a small boy wearing a wide brimmed hat.
Last updated
31 May 2017 at 3:50PM