Its known use was typical. The crossley gas engine was made by crossley brothers ltd in manchester in 1915.
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In 1919 crossley brothers bought premier gas engines of sandiacre nottingham who built very large engines and in 1935 changed their name to crossley premier engines ltd.
Crossley gas engine. By the 1960s although sales remained reasonable the company had moved into the red. A gas engine is an internal combustion engine which runs on a gas fuel such as coal gas producer gas biogas landfill gas or natural gasin the uk the term is unambiguousin the us due to the widespread use of gas as an abbreviation for gasoline such an engine might also be called a gaseous fueled engine or natural gas engine or spark ignited. Crossley four stroke gas engine made by crossley bros limited in manchester england 1908 1910.
The design is remarkable in many aspects. Since this video was taken ive installed a beam garrettson gas demand valve which. I had two crosley 4 cylinder steel engines.
Builder henry robinson set it up to power several tools in his backyard workshop in the. The new type gas engine appeared on the market in the year 1913. The engine is of a strong well propotioned design and is of handsome appearence according to the contemporary crossley literatureit is not a coincidence that exactly the same phrase is used also many years later for the horizontal oil and diesel engines.
Gas engine and parts inverted vertical type cast iron steel otto langen and crossleys patents made by crossley bros ltd manchester england 1870 1880 gas engine comprising a vertical water jacketed cylinder open to the atmosphere at its upper end and incorporating a mounting flange at its lower end. As no gas bag came with the engine i had to improvise. Crossley based in manchester united kingdom was a pioneering company in the production of internal combustion enginessince 1988 it has been part of the rolls royce power engineering group.
More than 100000 crossley oil and gas engines have been built. One had a damaged cylinder on the front end and the other had a damaged cylinder on the rear end. A typical feature of the oil engines is similar to the earlier gas engines of the g types and to the later diesel engines of the hd types that most of the components are made of the same design for all engine sizes but of course with different geometries according to the engine power.
Crosley engines were 44 cubic inch displacement 4 cylinder overhead cam 5 main with 26 12 hp. This is one of the engines first runs since restoration. Crossley gas engine kelham island museum.
This is a nice example of crossleys four stroke horizontal engine which enjoyed great commercial success between 1880 and 1920. The nottingham factory was expanded and production continued there until 1966. It drove a small rod and bar rolling mill on penistone road belonging to george clarke and it remained in use at the rolling mill in sheffield until 1970.
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