Crossley stationary engine

The 1925 Crossley open-crank diesel engine was used to run a compressed air pump to force water up a 300’ borehole to supply a local garden nursery. Supply was around 20, 000 gallons (90,000 litres) per day using an air pressure of 80 lbs/ 

Its total weight is 5.5 tons and the flywheel is 7 feet 6 inches (230cm) in diameter. 

Made in Manchester, it operates on diesel, heating oil or most other fuels.

On our public open days we plan, subject to volunteer availability, to run the engine between 11:30-13:00 and 14:00-15:30.