Diesel Engine

Sulzer Brothers Limited, Manufacturer

1904
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Maker and Role
Sulzer Brothers Limited, Manufacturer
Production Date
1904
Description
The first diesel engine in New Zealand, this Sulzer 3D40 is a 3-cylinder blast injection 4-stroke diesel oil engine.
Cylinder bore: 310 mm
Piston stroke: 460 mm
120 BHP at 190 RPM
Cylinder Nos.37-38-39
The end of compression stroke fuel is blown into the cylinder by a blast of compressed air. This engine was restored by The Union Steamship Company, Auckland.
Has been painted black over earlier red paint.
Collection
Media/Materials
Processed Material/Metal
Signature/Marks and Type
NO37 / 1904 Embossed
NO39 / 1904 Embossed
Accession No
2005.76
Credit Line
Sulzer Brothers Limited. 1904. Diesel Engine, 2005.76. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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