Keeping ploughing engines, implements and skills alive
A Kitson & Hewitson 14hp Slanting-shaft Engine, Balance Cultivator, Water Cart & Horses plus ‘Family & Crew’.
The photo is featured in “Lincolnshire at Work With Steam” - a celebration of the ‘Lincs. Steam Engine Preservation Society 1959-2009’ – and is credited to the Museum of English Rural Life. The footnote says “The engine seen here is typical of Kitson with the cylinder over the firebox, crankshaft driving direct to the drum below and road transmission gear with massive crown wheel and slanting drive shaft to the rear wheel”.
Fowler BB1 15437 of 1920 Double-speed plough gear.
Left L. Lea Ploughman, J. Skeet Foreman, F. Ingles Driver. Honeydon,
Nr. Eaton Socon, Bedfordshire 1930
047 Fowler BB 13776 "Heroine" and Fowler BB 13777 "Hero" with plough, living van and cultivator in tow
L Fowler BB 14709 (NM 504?) R Aveling & Porter 8hp ZTD 1918
Believed to be Fowler Z7 No. 16719 when owned by Lunnicks of Reading. Lunnicks relocated their business to Tasmania c.1951 and this engine went with them after it had been converted to oil firing. Later for restoration to Australia, returned to coal firing and now operational in Victoria.
Two-speed ploughing gear, lugs on rear wheels for widening rings, crane now removed.
Fowler 18HP AA6 class DCC numbers 13417 (DO 2024) and 13418 (DO 2023). Owner Alfred & Frank Bass of Moulton Marsh, Holland, Lincs.
Foreman: Joe Harrod, Driver: Joe Coddington. Later sold to Sir John Hope, Dunbar.
Photo from Bob Gibbons, Castor, Peterborough – SPC Archives
Aveling & Porter 8nhp compound ploughing engines numbers 6818 reg. DO 1907 and 6817 reg. DO 1906 built in July 1909.
Their last owner was J.K. Gandy of Thurlby, Lincs
Unidentified pair of engines in a rather sad state. Does anyone know more?
Believed to be Fowler 14HP SC Ploughing Engines 2898/9?
With L.F. Briggs & Son, Stamford, Lincs., No.1 Set.
Foreman: Jim Potter. Drivers: Joe Booth, Sid Carter.
Photo from Bob Gibbons, Castor, Peterborough- SPC Archives
Fowler 10HP Horizontal Shaft PE number 1149 of 1869 at P.C. Stickels, Newchurch, Romney Marsh, Kent. RH Engine.
Fowler 12HP SC number 1187 of 1869 when with Link Brothers, Newchurch, Romney Marsh, Kent. Reboilered by OSPC for Link Brothers.
(Photo: R.Wailes & J. Russell)