Portable Steam Engines

Portable Steam Engine

Engine:- Single or Compound Cylinders

Output:- Single 2-12 NHP Compound 8-40 NHP

Production Years:- circa 1857 to 1946

Price New:-  1888 Single £90-250 Compound £215-740

Portable engines were used for thrashing, pumping and ploughing using J&F Howard’s roundabout system.

Britannia portables, with a long round Britannia boiler for burning timber, were introduced in the 1890s. Where there was a lack of coal or timber, portable engines were specially adapted to burn straw etc.

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