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Offline tinbasher65

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Help with identifying a Douglas stationary engine
« on: 19 Aug 2005 at 17:17 »
please could somebody help me with my douglas stationary engine by telling some information on when it was produced and its purpose when it was made.

http://www.kynoch-douglas-parts.com/html/for%20sale/Douglas%20Stationary%20Engine.htm



if you click on this hyperlink and look at this picture this one looks same as the i have.

thanks david bennett

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Re: Help with identifying a Douglas stationary engine
« Reply #1 on: 25 Aug 2005 at 01:13 »
From Jeff Clew's book "The Best Twin", the following summary:

The single cylinder stationary engines were introduced after the war in 450, 540, 630, and 770cc configurations, all with a 4" stroke and many interchangeable parts.  Available as direct drive or with a with a geared reduction.  They were used by Broom and Wade, Kango Hammers, Trusty Tractors, and Atco.  Fairly heavy in weight, but with a long working life.  The 770cc was dropped in 1952, as well as the reduction drive option.  About this time too the crankshaft was standardized at 2" diameter on all the remaining models.  Production of all stationary engines ceased in 1957 when Westinghouse took over the factory. 

-Doug

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Re: Help with identifying a Douglas stationary engine
« Reply #2 on: 25 Aug 2005 at 22:56 »
An interesting page and a bit about the Douglas stationary engine here - http://www.artiquesroadshow.com/Bike.htm

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By the end of the war in 1945, Douglas decided to install their generator engine into a newly designed motor cycle frame and so the T35, like the one above, was born.

There's some pictures and a bit of info about a very early Douglas stationary engine here - http://www.mpimg-berlin-dahlem.mpg.de/~schenker/douglas.html

A site called Internal Fire about stationary engines - also has a forum - http://www.internalfire.com/index.php
He has a lot of manuals but none for Douglas that I can find.

John Withers has some manuals for Douglas stationary engines here - https://www.douglasmotorcycles.net/index.php/topic,148.0.html
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Re: Help with identifying a Douglas stationary engine
« Reply #3 on: 26 Aug 2005 at 05:27 »
An interesting page and a bit about the Douglas stationary engine here - http://www.artiquesroadshow.com/Bike.htm

This a great page that Dave has linked - not just for the stationary engine reference but some excellent Dougie history and more great photos - well worth visiting. I have added a link to the page on the Links forum here << https://www.douglasmotorcycles.net/index.php/topic,814.0.html >>

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Re: Help with identifying a Douglas stationary engine
« Reply #4 on: 26 Aug 2005 at 06:03 »
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There's some pictures and a bit of info about a very early Douglas stationary engine here - http://www.mpimg-berlin-dahlem.mpg.de/~schenker/douglas.html

I have tried to trace the owner of this website in endeavour to determine if the owner's search for information about his engine was successful in unearthing any detail of the engine and if so, to ask permission to copy the pictures and any available information over here - I had success in tailing Martin Schenker from the Berlin address to an address in the UK but after one week my message has been returned undelivered - I suspect that the page is very old (I could find no origin date) and Mr Schenker no longer services it. We may copy the pictures over in a future posting.

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Re: Help with identifying a Douglas stationary engine
« Reply #5 on: 26 Aug 2005 at 06:17 »
A site called Internal Fire about stationary engines - also has a forum - http://www.internalfire.com/index.php
He has a lot of manuals but none for Douglas that I can find.

There is a picture of a Marconi-Douglas engine on the site linked by Dave here...
<< http://www.internalfire.com/modules.php?set_albumName=Marconi-Stanley&op=modload&name=PubGallery&file=index&include=view_album.php >>. There's some text about the engine displayed there too that may be of interest.

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