Jerrys Old Engines in South Africa

Campbell Horizontal cold starting heavy Oil Engine s/n 22439 - 16B.H.P. @ 450 R.P.M.
The Campbell Oil Engine Co. Ltd. Tyndall St. Cardiff. S.Wales.
(11th September 2010)

This engine was  rescued from a farm in the Bloemhof area where it had spent it's life pumping water from the Vaal River. The previous owner had planned (and started) to restore it but sometimes things do not work out the way they are planned and contacted me a few weeks ago to look for a good home for it.

On Saturday my friend, Rodney Burnett, Jacqui (my daughter) and myself made the trip to look at the engine. A deal was struck and we loaded the engine onto Rodney's truck.

 Rodney plans to start the restoration very soon and I will attempt to keep this page updated with progress reports (but Rod has to remember to send me pics:-))

For now here are a few pics of the first sighting and loading. (The first 2 pics are of the engine a year or so back, when the previous owner brought it back from Bloemhof).

The original owner also gave us the operators manual and spare parts list for the engine which is now scanned and available as a .pdf file on my
Manuals Download Page.


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A pic taken "on the road" after rescuing this engine.
The roadsign in the background shows
"Wolmaranstad". That's a long way from it's
present location. !


Another  pic taken "on the road" at the same location.


The name cast into the main casting.


Rodney drools over the Campbell !!


Rodney drools some more!







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