Engine, Garret Steam Engine; Richard Garrett & Sons; 1912

Name/Title

Engine, Garret Steam Engine

About this object

This is a Garret Superheated-Steam Engine which was manufactured in Leiston, Suffolk in England. James Macalister Ltd of Invercargill imported the engine new in 1912 for Wright Stephenson & Co. Wright Stephenson used the steam engine to drive a seed processing plant in Invercargill.

The engine concluded its working life with Niagara Sawmilling Company at Progress Valley. At that time, the mill was run by Harold Richardson, who purchased the engine to operate his sawmill.

Steam Engines in New Zealand Agriculture:

Traction engines (self-propelled engines) played an important part in agriculture in New Zealand, particularly in the driving of thrashing equipment and for long-distance haulage.

Maker

Richard Garrett & Sons

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1912

Period

1910s

Place Made

Europe, United Kingdom, England, Suffolk, Leiston

Medium and Materials

inorganic, processed materials, metals, cast iron.
inorganic, processed materials, metals, steel.
inorganic, processed materials, metals, metal alloys, copper alloys, brass

Measurements

h 4200 mm x w 3860 mm x d 6200 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Agriculture

Subject and Association Keywords

Machinery and Tools

Object Type

engines

Rights

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