Gas Engine c.1914

Exported to Smellie & Co., Brisbane, Australia

The engine in the pictures is a Gas Engine Serial Number 5487 and it was built circa 1910 and uses low tension ignition instead of a hot tube.

It has a bore 5½” and stroke 9″ and develops approximately 5hp.

The engine was exported new to Queensland and supplied by the dealers Smellie & Co, Brisbane.

The engine was built as a portable unit and has always been used on petrol.

After being purchased by the present owner in 1999 there followed an extensive restoration which took approximately 8 years.

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View showing the portable wheels
Ian Williams, Queensland
This picture shows the Low Tension Magneto on the LH side and the Ignitor in the centre of the breach
Ian Williams, Queensland
The Manufacturer's Plate
Ian Williams.
The Dealer's Plate
Ian Williams.

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