This commentary was supplied by Max Tavasci in March 2016 and updates the original posting of Sept. 2015.
The latest photos he has supplied are of his father’s engine, a 65HP x 240 RPM stationary engine, serial No. 40060, mounted onto a cement block. It was used to pump water for irrigation of sugar cane. (The photo of the Fielding engine in the Gloucester Waterways Museum, is retained for reference only).
He wonders what a single-cylinder Fielding & Platt stationary diesel engine like this would/could be worth today and whether anyone would be interested in the purchase for renovation?
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