• British anzani

    Image ID
    FOT662831
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
    Image File Attributes
    15.8 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    3592 x 5392 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    304 x 457 mm
    12.0 x 18.0 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    British anzani iron horse self propelled tractor antique machinery plough steel wheels hand operated
    Description
    The British Anzani Engineering Co. at Hampton Hill in Middlesex, manufacturers of aeroplane and speed boat engines, introduced in 1940. It had a 6-hp J.A.P. four-stroke air-cooled engine, oil bath air cleaner and Wico magneto. A centrifugal clutch engaged the drive to the steel wheels through a three forward and reverse gearbox when the engine reached a speed of 750 rpm. Hand-lever-operated independent dog clutches in the drive to the wheels enabled the Iron Horse to make very sharp turns on the headland. Caution was required as the engine power would swing the handlebars round with some force and could easily knock the operator off his feet. Spade lug wheels were standard equipment and track width was adjustable from 24 to 36 in. for ploughing and row-crop work. Optional extras included a side-mounted belt pulley suitable for a saw bench and other stationary equipment. The British Anzani Iron Horse cost 107 pounds 16s 0d in 1940,
    Uploader
    Ian K Clegg
    Contributor
    Ian K Clegg
    Date Taken
    1980s
    Uploaded on
    2010-04-19
    Collection
    tractors
    Category
    Work
    Sub Category
    Agriculture
    Dominant colour
    #606050