(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.
sides of the engine.
the bottom of the flywheel and the elegant raised base.
and valves. This is the major difference between this engine and the Bartram
as the Bartram as a removable head.
One of the
nice original transport wheels.
and exhaust. I am missing the carby.
Tested 7-10-1919. This engine is running and is complete except for transporter.
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