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Year of Manufacture: 1889. Owner: Clive Hartwright. Works No. 6557. Reg. No. FL 2598. NHP: 8. Weight: 12 tons. History: Richard Hornsby only built 106 tractions, as they were one of the first companies to concentrate on the manufacture of internal combustion engines. This one of seven to survive from this early period. Supplied new to Ratclifte ck co. of Derby, it then passed to Mr. Harry Gibbons & Son of Caister near Peterborough who used it for contract threshing for 38 years. The engine stood idle for twenty years during which time it lost its motion rods. How ever these were found in 1939 to enable the it to resume threshing work... In 196$ Mr. D.G. Hackett of Ross-on-Wye rescued the engine for preservation, Sold to Bob Markham in September 1977, Purchased by present owner in February 1999. This engine has been restored back to the condition she left the works.