Located in a building at George Nicola Brick & Clay Works, in Addis Abbaba, Ethiopia.
Engine Details
Manufacturer Charles Burrell and Sons
Build date 1914
Serial no. 3563
Registration no. non
Machine type roller steam engine
Model type/class "Italian"
Weight Tons (kg) ?
Power nhp 6 nhp
No. of Cylinders DCC
No. of Gears 2
Ancillary equipment Steam heaters
HD direct ploughing drawbar
Original cost
Current Owner / Keeper George Nicola brick works ?
Notes Located in Ethiopia
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Burrell no. 3563 is an Traction engine that was built in 1914 by Burrells.

Engine HistoryEdit

Built as an 'Italian' type direct traction ploughing engine. This engine was one of a batch of 4 engines supplied with double crank compound cylinders, 200psi boilers, belly tanks and McLaren exhaust steam feed water heaters mounted ahead of the cylinder block. They were 2 speed, unsprung and fitted with a special draw bar designed to attach ploughs to the back of the tender. [1]

3563 was supplied in 8 April 1914 to the Italian customer, Societa Italiana Macchine, Piacenza, Italy. [2] How the engine ended up in Ethiopia is not know, however Ethiopia had close links with Italy and was colonised by them in 1936.[3]

References / sourcesEdit

  1. The Story of St Nicholas Works, Michael R. Lane, page 232
  2. Burrell Style 1900 - 1932, G.F.A Gilbert, page 217

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