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Old 01-01-18, 02:35 PM   #1
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Can anyone help with a date for the attached? It is in the Portsmouth, Eastney gas engine house along with two 1904 Crossley Y2 engines, a Crossly JJ and a 1926 National diesel
It's the engine on the left in both photos
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Old 01-01-18, 02:57 PM   #2
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If you contact Kerry Morris:

http://www.oldengine.org/members/kmo...gye_index.html

He will be able to provide you with an estimate, based on known dates. Unfortunately, there isn't a complete record for Tangye.

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Old 01-01-18, 03:39 PM   #3
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Can anyone help with a date for the attached? It is in the Portsmouth, Eastney gas engine house along with two 1904 Crossley Y2 engines, a Crossly JJ and a 1926 National diesel
It's the engine on the left in both photos
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If you contact Kerry Morris:

http://www.oldengine.org/members/kmo...gye_index.html

He will be able to provide you with an estimate, based on known dates. Unfortunately, there isn't a complete record for Tangye.

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George Barrett has already asked this question on the Tangye Group on Facebook. Kerry will be responding in the next few days. It is a reasonably early engine, probably pre-1900.

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Old 01-01-18, 03:43 PM   #4
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Seems to be suffering from "red nut" syndrome.

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Old 01-01-18, 05:00 PM   #5
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Has to be said; both the Tangye and the poor little Crossley next to it, look 'orrible! I do not understand the preoccupation with slapping red on selected bits of engines. Underneath all that paint are a couple of nice engines.

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Has to be said; both the Tangye and the poor little Crossley next to it, look 'orrible! I do not understand the preoccupation with slapping red on selected bits of engines. Underneath all that paint are a couple of nice engines.

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Doesn't matter what they look like - they are at least preserved indoors, and getting some maintenance, which is far more than a lot of museums manage!

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Old 01-01-18, 07:20 PM   #7
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Eighteen ninety seven / eight. No red nuts prior to then. I have similar engine 3177 if there is any interest in putting it back to original John
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Old 02-01-18, 12:00 PM   #8
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As Dan pointed out, I've already asked the question on the Tangye forum, from which I discover that a lot of the production records were shredded in the 1930s. It certainly seems that it was built in the 1890s.

Sidecrank, I can't quite work out if you are saying there were red nuts originally, or if you're yanking our chain. In either case, I'm with the anti-red-paint-on-odd-bits-of-machinery brigade. I'm sure we'll be along to tap your brains in due course.

See you on Wednesday, John. I've ordered a donkey jacket and some thermal socks.

George

P.S. I just looked on the Tangye facebook page and Kerry Morris has kindly answered my question. The records for that period haven't survived, but he can date it to between 1896 and 1899 from known examples, with an estimated date of early 1898.

Geo.

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Old 02-01-18, 01:40 PM   #9
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Whilst not in general a fan of red paint on engines, I have left my IP crank weights red as they serve as a reminder not to insert my hand while the engine is running.
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I'm a chain yanker George. John
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