Can anyone provide information on the engine shown in the photograph?
The image was taken from a small booklet produced by a local land agent advertising the benefits of moving to new properties being built in Laindon, Essex. The engine was probably used to drive a pump supplying water to the newly-created Manor House Estate.
It would be useful to know the year of production as this will help to date the installation of the system.
Colin Humphrey (Editing Team, Laindon and District Community Archive)
(Editors Note: As can be read in the recent comment below, this not a pump but an engine, probably oil driven as it was owned by the Laindon Water and Gas Company. The post has been moved from ‘Pumps and Accumulators’ to the ‘Engines’ section and the text modified accordingly).