Hornsby

(built by Kelly & Lewis)

Engine No. 1567. 5hp. Tested 6-9-1920.

Here is another addition to Ron's collection.It is a 5hp Hornsby vertical. These engines first appeared towards the end of WWI possibly due to a lack of supply of engines from England. Up until this time Kelly & Lewis had supplied the bulk of their engines constructed to Bartram. The "Hornsby Vertical Petrol Engine" was simply badged as they left the Australian factory and provided the local Hornsby dealers with an engine bearing a successful name. They are mechanically similar to the Bartram engine but are of a lighter construction. The same engine was also sold by other companies and can be seen with many names including "Triumph", "The Volunteer", "J.H. Horwood", "Dangar Geyde" and even "Kelly & Lewis".

This particular engine is interesting as it does not have and engine number stamped. It should have either a 'H' (3.5hp) or 'C' (5hp) followed by the engine number. The only thing for sure is that it is a 5hp as it has a 6 bolt crankcase cover, the smaller engines only had four.

Using the magneto type (Fellows ES1 No.2470) Clarke Mayze (keeper of the K&L register) has identified this engine. It is engine no. 1567 which was tested 26-9-1920 and sold to Hornsby. It is rated at 5hp @ 480rpm.

The engine is pretty complete (and mounted on an original transport) and is not stuck.

It is missing the cooling tower and fuel tank.

The different sides of the engine.

Showing the bottom of the flywheel and the elegant raised base.

The head and valves. This is the major difference between this engine and the Bartram as the Bartram as a removable head.

The water pump

One of the nice original transport wheels.

The intake and exhaust. I am missing the carby.

Bringing it home.

3.5hp Hornsby. Tested 7-10-1919. This engine is running and is complete except for transporter.

 

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