Type 1L2 Single Cylinder Diesel Engine

Made:
circa 1937 in Patricroft
Type 1L2 single cylinder, diesel engine, painted grey Type 1L2 single cylinder, diesel engine, painted grey

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Type 1L2 single cylinder, diesel engine, painted grey
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Type 1L2 single cylinder, diesel engine, painted grey
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Type 1L2 single cylinder, diesel engine, painted grey. Made by L.Gardner and Sons Ltd, Patricroft, c.1937

Lawrence Gardner established a general engineering business in Hulme, Manchester in 1868. The company produced sewing machines, moulds for rubber tyres, bread dough mixers and dentist chairs, among other products. Lawrence Gardner died in 1890, and his sons continued the business as L Gardner & Sons Ltd. The company began manufacturing dynamos in 1892 and by May 1894 started manufacturing internal combustion engines on the Otto four-stroke cycle that ran on town gas. By 1897, the company was experimenting with oil fuelled engines and switching from horizontal to vertical engine production.

Details

Category:
Motive Power
Object Number:
Y2003.11
Materials:
iron and steel (metal)
Measurements:
Overall: 1080 mm x 550 mm x 700 mm,
type:
diesel internal-combustion engine