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Steam Driven Generator Sets For Sale
COMPLETE SETS
BARE STEAM ENGINES
STEAM TURBINES & SETS

Complete Generator Sets:

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BELLISS & MORCOM
Compound Generator Set
A vertical high speed enclosed steam engine coupled to a 250 KW 3 PHz 440 V alternator.
Price: P.O.A.

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ALLEN
Compound Generator Set
A vertical high speed enclosed steam engine coupled to a 125 KW 3 PHz 440 V alternator.
Price: P.O.A.

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ALLEN
Compound Generator Set
A vertical high speed enclosed steam engine
coupled to a 125 KW 3 PHz 440 V alternator.

Price: P.O.A.

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BELLISS & MORCOM
Compound Generator Set
A vertical high speed enclosed steam engine
coupled to a 90 KW 220 V D.C. dynamo.

Price: P.O.A.

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BELLISS & MORCOM
Compound Generator Set
A vertical high speed enclosed steam
engine belt coupled to a 220 V D.C. dynamo.

Price: P.O.A.

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BELLISS & MORCOM
Compound Generator Set
A vertical high speed enclosed steam engine
Direct coupled to 220 V D.C. Crompton dynamo.

Price: P.O.A.

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ASHWORTH-PARKER
Generator Set Engine
A high speed twin cylinder enclosed steam engine
For coupling to a dynamo or alternator.
Complete and in reasonable condition.

Price: P.O.A.

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SISSONS
Generator Set
A high speed single cylinder enclosed steam
engine coupled to 25 KW 110 Volt D.C. dynamo.

Price: P.O.A.

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ASHWORTH-PARKER
Generator Set
A high speed single cylinder enclosed steam
engine coupled to 10 KW 230 Volt D.C. dynamo.

Price: P.O.A.

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HINDLEY DODMAN
Generator Set
A single cylinder vertical enclosed type steam
engine coupled to 2 KW 110 Volt D.C. dynamo.
Built c1930 ~ Wt est 150 Kg.
In good restored condition.

Price: P.O.A.

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ROBEY
Generator Set
A single cylinder vertical open crank type steam engine coupled to 1 KW 100 Volt D.C. dynamo. Cylinder 4" x 6" (approx). Wt est 200 Kg. In unrestored condition.
Price: P.O.A.

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SISSONS
Generator Set
A complete, high speed enclosed type steam engine driving a dyanmo. by Sissons & Co., Gloucestershire. Originally fitted to a launch steam launch, engine is approx 4 H.P. output.
In very good, restored condition.

Price: P.O.A.

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SCOTT
Marine Type Generator Set
Single cylinder, single acting enclosed engine coupled to a 500 Watt D.C. dynamo.
Built c1940 ~ Wt 50 Kg
A very rare and very small small marine set, as fitted to steam drifters and other small auxiliary coastal vessels.

Price: P.O.A.

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Portable "Domestic" solid fuel fired steam driven electrical generator sets.
Outputs of around 10 KW
Voltages from 12 V D.C. up to 220 V A.C.

We are now able to offer complete steam driven generator sets, suitable for a wide variety of applications.
Made up to order from reconditioned, original high speed enclosed steam engines and vertical boilers, these self-contained units are capable of running on most solid fuels, including wood, coal, bagasse, etc and are extremely heavy duty and (if properly maintained) very long lasting. Electrical generators are new and are usually belt driven. The example illustrated has an output of around 1 KW. Larger sets can be supplied up to around 10 KW. Above 10 KW the combined weights become impractical for portable units, but we can provide stationary, boilers and gen sets up to around 350 KW. All steam powered gen sets require a water supply as well as a fuel supply. Typical consumption rates generally fall in the range, for larger sets, of 3.5 - 4.00 Kgs of dry wood fuel and 7.5 - 8.00 Kgs water per KW/Hr. Large sets can be operating in 'condensing' mode to save water. Higher calorific fuels, such as coal, oil and gas, etc wil result in a significantly lower fuel consumption. For sake of simplicity and to reduce costs, these sets are usually designed to be manually (hand) fired and therefore require regular attention when running. Please email us for further details and prices.

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STUART TURNER
'S' Type Generator Set
c1945 by Stuart Turner Ltd, Henley-on-Thames.
Single cylinder enclosed vertical engine.
Belt driven Stuart 25/35 Volt dynamo.
Designed to produce 750 Watts @ 1200 r.p.m.

SOLD

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'RICARDO'
Military Radio Battery
Charging Set

ALCO "Firefly" MkIV.
A complete, small self contained electrical
generating plant comprising single cylinder
enclosed piston valve steam engine direct
coupled to 6 Volt D.C. alternator.
With seperate wood fired boiler, etc.
Output 3-4 Amps ~ Wt 50 Kg.
A complete set, packed in it's original military
wooden crate. (Designed to be parachute dropped behind enemy lines for use by special forces).
Produced in small numbers c1943-55.

Price: P.O.A.

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STUART
Wood Fired Generator Plant
Made c1935 by Stuart Turner Ltd,
of Henley-on-Thames.
A rare predecessor to the Ricardo and
ALCO built military gen sets.
Stuart Turner "SIRIUS" steam engine coupled
to 6-8 Volt D.C. dynamo, max 4 Amps output.
Vertical fire-tube boiler can be either wood fired using refactory lined furnace, or paraffin fired using the alternative burner and stand.
In very good, original condition.

SOLD

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STONES
'TURBO' Generator Sets
Steam turbine driven D.C. generators.
Type 'TGH' - 15 Amps / 500 Watts

Several currently available:
~ 24 Volts or 32 Volts D.C. Output ~
Suitable for fitting to all types of steam locomotives
and other railway equipment, etc.

Price: P.O.A.




Bare Engine Only
Enclosed Type Steam Engines
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ASHWORTH-PARKER
Compound Generator Set Engine
A vertical compound high speed enclosed engine.
Suitable for coupling to approx 50 KW D.C. dynamo or alternator.
Approx 60-70 H.P. Output.

Price: P.O.A.

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ASWHORTH-PARKER
Single Cylinder Gen Set Engine
A high speed enclosed type steam engine.
Suitnble for direct coupling to a dynamo, etc.
Approx 40 H.P. Output.

Price: P.O.A.

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EASTON JOHNSON
Single Cylinder Gen Set Engine
A high speed enclosed type steam engine
Suitable for direct coupling to a dynamo, etc.
Approx 12 H.P. Output.

Price: P.O.A.

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STUART TURNER
'S' Type Generator Engine
A rare c1945 enclosed steam engine by Stuart Turner Ltd, Henley-on-Thames.
Single cylinder vertical engine designed for driving a small dynamo or alternator of c750 Watts.
In good, usable condition.
These are the smallest, totally enclosed governed steam engines that were commercially made.

Price: P.O.A.

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STUART TURNER
'S' Type Generator Set Engine
Single cylinder enclosed vertical engine, c1945.
Designed to produce 800-1000 W @ 1000 r.p.m.

One of several currently available, in either slide valve or piston valve variants.

Price: P.O.A.

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SISSONS
Generator Set Engine
A high speed enclosed type steam engine.
Suitable for direct coupling to a dynamo, etc.
Approx 8 H.P. Output
Complete with flywheel and external bearings, governor, bearings, rev counter
Also complete with Sissons condenser unit.
In excellent condition.

Price: P.O.A.

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SISSONS
Generator Set Engine
A high speed enclosed type steam engine.
Suitable for direct coupling to a dynamo, etc.
Approx 8 H.P. Output.

Price: P.O.A.

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SISSONS
Generator Set Engine
A high speed enclosed type steam engine.
Suitable for direct coupling to a dynamo, etc.
Approx 6 H.P. Output.

Price: P.O.A.

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SISSONS
Generator Set Engine
A high speed enclosed type steam engine.
Suitable for direct coupling to a dynamo, etc.
Approx 10 H.P. Output.

Price: P.O.A.

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SISSONS
Enclosed Steam Engine
No. 3933 ~ Built 1938
A high speed enclosed steam engine.
Suitable for belt work or direct coupling to a dynamo, etc.
An unusually small Sissons engine.
Approx 4 H.P. Output.

Price: P.O.A.

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SISSONS
Enclosed Steam Engine
No. 3873 ~ Built 1938
A high speed enclosed steam engine.
Suitable for direct coupling to a dynamo, etc.
An unusually small Sissons engine.
Approx 4 H.P. Output.

Price: P.O.A.

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ROBEY
Single Cylinder Vertical Engine
Approx 10 H.P. Output @ 500 r.p.m.
Built c1940. Wt approx 300 Kg.
In unrestored condition.

Price: P.O.A.

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READER
Single Cylinder Vertical Engine
A general purpose high speed enclosed engine.
Approx 8-10 H.P. Output.
Wt approx 600 Kg.
In good restored condition.

Price: P.O.A.

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READER
Single Cylinder Vertical Engine
A very small, instructional type engine, built c1950.
With RPM Counter.
Approx 4 H.P. Output @ 500 r.p.m.
Wt approx 150 Kg.
In unrestored condition.

Price: P.O.A.

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TULLEY
Single Cylinder Horizontal
A small enclosed piston valve engine.
'Agrimotor' Type ~ Size No. 2 (3" x 4" Cylinder).
Originally designed for driving agricultural and workshop machinery, etc.
Wt approx 100 Kg.
In excellent, as new condition.

Price: P.O.A.

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TULLEY
Single Cylinder Horizontal
A small piston valve workshop engine.
'Agrimotor' Type ~ Size No. 2 (3" x 4" Cylinder).
For driving workshop machinery such as saws, etc. Wt approx 100 Kg.
In good unrestored condition.
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Price: P.O.A.

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TULLEY
Single Cylinder Horizontal
A small piston valve workshop engine.
'Agrimotor' Type ~ Size No. 2 (3" x 4" Cylinder).
For driving workshop machinery such as saws, etc. Wt approx 100 Kg.
In unrestored condition.

Price: P.O.A.

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CLARKSON
Generator Set Engine
A high speed enclosed vertical engine.
As used in London buses c1910.
Twin 1 3/4" x 2" Cylinders.
Pressure regulated steam valve.
Mounted on a cast aluminium baseplate.
~ Wt 30 Kg ~
In good, original condition.

Price: P.O.A.




Steam Turbine Driven Gen Sets

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SISSONS & Co.
Turbine Driven Generator Set
Rare complete small set: Turney Type 6 De Laval single stage turbine driving a D.C. dynamo.
1.5 KW 220 V Output @ 2400 r.p.m.
Made by Sissons of Gloucester 1969.
Wt est 220 Kg.
A very rare, small turbine driven gen set.

Price: P.O.A.

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GREENWOOD & BATLEY
Turbine Driven Generator Set
De Laval single stage turbine driving a D.C. dynamo.
Complete generator set on base plate.
5 KW 220 V Output @ 2400 r.p.m.
Greenwood & Batley No.17169.
Wt est 450 Kg.
A very rare, small turbine driven gen set.
In good order.

SOLD

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VENT-AXIA
"TURBETTE"
Steam Turbine

De Laval single stage steam turbine, approx 5 H.P.
Approx 23" High x 23" Long.
Made by Vent-Axia, Rochester, Kent c1955.
A very rare small steam turbine complete with governor, etc.

Price: P.O.A.

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TURNEY
Single Stage Turbine
De Laval type on steel base
Approx 5 H.P.
Wt approx 90 Kg.
Dims 18" Wide x 28" Long (or 35" overall).
22" High Overall.
In good, original condition.

Price: P.O.A.

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TURNEY
Steam Turbine
De Laval single stage steam turbine, approx 10 H.P.
Fitted with a Pickering governor.
Approx 24" dia. turbine.
Wt approx 100 Kg.
In very good, original condition.

Price: P.O.A.

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Where given, all prices are in GB Pounds Sterling.

Tel: (44) 01227 722502 Email: mlb@prestonservices.co.uk
Preston Services, Preston, Canterbury, Kent, CT3 1DH, England
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