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1944 Reader Twin Cylinder Vertical Steam Engine

  • Closed: Wed 1 Aug 2012, 9:00 pm
Listing #: 496764584
A 1944 Reader twin cylinder high speed vertical steam engine driving a 35.8KVA generator on it's original cast iron base. The original control board is with the set. The generator set is back together after being 36 years apart. The base, generator and control board have been outside for 36 years.

The Serial Number is: 23,376.
RPM Generator: 600
Twin Cylinder Diameter: 7 inches.
Twin Valve Cylinder Diameter: 3 1/2 inches.

Overall Length: 3.3m.
Overall Width: 1.07m.
Overall Height: 1.7m.

It was used at the Wanganui Hospital as a back up generator.

You would need a 50 HP Boiler, Steam Pressure of 200 PSI and the max. RPM of 600 to run the generator at full load of 35.8 KVA.

You would need a Level 2 Enchem Qualification to run the 50 HP Boiler.

The buyer must pick up this heavy engine. At the moment, it could be split into 4 loads. The engine, generator, control board and the base. The complete set weighs approx. 4 tonne.

Shipping details

  • Buyer must pick-up
  • Seller location: Lower Hutt City, Wellington, NZ

Payment details

  • NZ bank deposit

About the seller

bug1929 (598 598 positive feedback) Address Verified Dec 2013
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  • Member since Jan 2006

Closes: Wed 1 Aug, 9:00 pm. 2012