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Gardner Engine Model 2 DCR

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Published on Aug 28, 2012

The Gardner Model 2 DCR engine is located at the Low Head Fog Horn in Northern Tasmania. Originally one of two installed in 1929 it was used to drive the compressor to pressurise the air receivers. It is started using petrol then after a few minutes changed over to kerosene. We believe it to be one of the last working motors of this type. It is no longer used for the Low Head Fog Horn operations. It is started periodically and maintained by volunteers of the Low Head Pilot Station Support Group.

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