Jerry's Old Engines in South Africa

18 December 2005.

On Tuesday 13th December 2005 Rodney Burnett, Neville Botha and myself did a quick trip down to the Karoo to collect some engines returning late the following day. For overseas readers, the Karoo is a dry semi desert region in the central part of South Africa. It is mainly a sheep farming area.

We had a very successful trip and came back with a good haul of engines. In fact, we had to leave 2 behind as there was no more space on the truck for them. These were a Ruston & Hornsby Size 2 and a Petter semidiesel of about 5/6 H.P.

What we did bring back was 4 Petters, 1 aircooled Petter genset, 1 Bamford, 1 Massey Harris (Cushman) Cub, 1 Fairbanks Morse (about 7 H.P.), an Alco genset (plus an extra incomplete engine), a Lister A and of course my personal prize, A Wolseley Series 4 (or R Type).

I hope you enjoy looking at them and would appreciate any feedback or information especially on the Wolseley and the Petter aircooled genset. I would like someone to identify the Petter for me.
Thanks in advance.

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Click on one of these links to go to pages relating to some of the  engines we picked up last week. Thanks for reading this far.
Petter (4 engines)
Petter Aircooled Genset
Alco Featherweight
Wolseley  R

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