Issue #212 of The Old Machinery Magazine continues enthral readers as Australia’s leading Vintage Machinery Magazine that is full of stories that suit vintage machinery enthusiasts.
For the December edition, TOMM is filled with we cover Wayne D. Mibus’ restoration of his Chamberlain Champion 306, where he details the trials and tribulations of a project that required a lot of elbow grease yet came up a true champion.
Tim Keenan provides an in-depth article on ‘The Working Engines of Clayton & Shuttleworth’, which details their engines history, from the firm that was founded in 1842 by Nathaniel Clayton & Joseph Shuttleworth on the banks of the River Witham, north of London.
Hugh Cawdell covers a David Brown 2D, an un-conventual tractor that was originally designed to carry tools with an air-cooled 2-cylinder vertical diesel engine. Running engines on gas in that late 1800’s was expensive, and Tangye produced ‘The Suction Gas Plant’ that produced power from waste, Patrick Knight informs us how this engine worked in industry.
In Lives of the Engineers, our History buffs will learn about the ‘John valve’ with Peter Evans covering Morgan Bevan John, a prolific valve manufacturers from Victoria from 1895-2008.
An article on another old piece of machinery is the ‘Linotype Model 48’, where we learn about this device and how it moulded lead letters for print. Thomas Edison described the invention as ‘The Eighth Wonder of the World’.
This month in Club Clippings, we cover the Wedderburn Historical Engine and Machinery Society latest restorations and we have a Rally article on the Sale Vintage Tractor Club with their 36th Annual Tractor Pull from earlier this year.
This issue has an expanded News & Letters from our readers with a follow up on Bruce’s enquiry from #204 about a ‘Two Stroke Conundrum’. Introducing Ron Smiths Royal Enfield engine, which he had in the back shed, and was spurred on to get it out and share with TOMM readers.
The ‘Help Column’ are full of readers looking for information and passing on replies from past issues. This month features a Sunshine Massey Harris Pump and a Howard Rotovator and in ‘Identity Parade’ we have mystery items looking for answers as well as ‘Identity Answers’ from past issues.
Everyone’s favourite – classifieds is brimming with a host of engines, tractors, parts and vehicles up for sale as well as lots of readers seeking items.