Lister d dating
So, here is the first part of A Collection of Listers.To most stationary engine collectors the name Lister conjures up an immediate vision of a small angular machine with a flywheel protruding from one end, and a starting handle on the other; the ubiquitous ‘D’ type inevitably to be found hidden away in most enthusiasts’ collections.The first ‘L’ type to appear in my collection was found on a farm at Trerhyngyll in the Vale of Glamorgan, this was located after a tip-off from a friend.Actually I knew the farm well, or thought I did, as for six years I worked at the children’s home sited next door and often took the youngsters around the farm. The engine was in poor condition externally and almost solid with old grease and oil. Lister oak butter churn on stand, marked to side with metal plaque to top 'From Type 2, full capacity 12 galls, churning capacity half to 6 galls, butter produced lb'. Come and see it in Muyi home furnishings, 71 Westbury Hill, bs93a Lister diesel Start O Matic 3k W generator. Would prefer something in good running order and doesn't need to be cosmetically good. We have owned this van about a year, originally we had the aim of using it for weekends away but due to a change in career we haven't been able to use it as much as we had hope HERITAGE RUSTIC OAK COFFEE TABLE, ONLY 2 YEARS OLD, SMALL RING MARK IN ONE CORNER BUT NOTHING MAJOR COULD BE FIXED, RRP £279 SELLING FOR £100 AS NEED QUICK SALE, MOVED HOUSE AND DOES NOT FIT NEW PLACE, REASONABLE OFFERS LISTENED TO.The magazine had a national circulation of a couple of thousand published quarterly.
This was just the beginning of what would in the following years become one of the best collections of vintage Lister engines in this country.
I have decided not to use the original illustrations, I always felt the ones selected were not the best I had submitted.
I have taken the liberty of correcting some errors made at the original transcribing and removed some paragraphs which are not relevant for today’s readers.
Around 1912 the first paraffin burning engines were produced, these were the K type, M type, P type and Q type, which were variants of the J type, L type, N type and R type respectively.
The only petrol type of the earlier engines which appears not to have a paraffin sister was the diminutive 1½/2hp H type.It was originally installed during the 1st World war and worked regularly, driving an Albion corn grinding mill, until about 1945.