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It look's rather like a Low Powered Farm Milking Parlour Engine used to run a pump, or may have been used for running a generator/dynamo. Should be Water Cooled?.

Presume it runs on Gas or Fuel Oil (Kerosene)?. All depends on condition, any maker's Marks and how much of it is missing, as to what it's value is, no Idea. 

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It's a Whitney Simplex gas engine made to the Bathe design, dates to around 1908 to 1910 and was made in London.

Can you take a picture of the underside of the cylinder so we can see if the valve gear is still there. The value without the valve gear would be somewhere in the region of £400 to £450, with the valve gear about £750, but this depends on the mechanical condition, which is difficult to assess from photographs.

There is a article on Bathe engines in the Stationary Engine Magazine, August & September 2016 issues.

 

Here is a nice picture of the ad from 1908, £5 in 1908 is around £500 today.

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David

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Ok, that's brilliant and thanks for the good information and it is surprising to see how much the value is!

My friend has just cleared out a load of engines from an elderly person, I think he has 7 in total. Here is another one to identify which we are unsure about

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That is almost certainly a Universal Motor Company two stroke engine made in Derby, available in sizes of 1/2 & 3/4HP and thought to have been produced into the 1930's.

 

Please note the value depends on condition and is not necessarily the maximum quoted.

 

David

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