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A single cylinder New Pelapone Engine Co type KB at Claymills Pumping Station museum

The New Pelapone Engine Company Ltd. was based in Wakefield, England, and built small single cylinder engines. The Company was founded in 1910.[1] Later it moved to Derby.

Company history

No details other than a example by this manufacturer seen at Claymills Pumping Station, in Staffordshire. (Shown on right) and an example in Australia have been tracked down yet. Some articles have appeared in the Stationary Engine Magazine.[2]

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Origin of the company name

According to direct descendants of the company owner, Pelapone stood for - "Prudence's Engines Lighting And Power Oil & Nautical Engines"

Other sources say 'Pelapone' was from Prudence Light and Power - Our New Engine[3]

August 2014: The daughter of Ernest Prudence, founder of Pelapone would like to clarify the acronym. It is in fact 'Prudence's Engines Lighting And Power Oil & Nautical Engjnes' (This entry posted by Ernest Prudence's grandson)


The prominent engine designer Harry Ricardo was involved in the detailed design of some engine models and these were marketed as Pelapone-Ricardo were they incorporated patented design ideas from Ricardo.(as did several other engine manufacturers of the time).

Model range


details of known examples include these;

See also

References / sources

  1. Flight Global Archives copy of Flight magazine from June 1910
  2. www.stationary-engine-magazine.co.uk back issue reprints
  3. Dutch web site featuring a Type 53
  4. www.waterworksmuseum.org.uk includes list of engines

External links

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