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Published on Oct 6, 2013
The Dunmunkle Sumpoilers - Inland Freezing Works - 4x Single Cylinder Ruston Gas Suction Engines 4 single cylinder ruston gas suction engines were installed in the works between 1910-1914 from 59 to 115 HP, The engines are side by side with the 54HP and 65 HP being used to generate electricity. The two larger engines 95HP and 115 HP were used to drive an compressors
The 'Dunmunkle Sumpoilers' have all them all running on petrol
An electric air compressor is used to simulate the air start and one of the attendants pours a trickle of petrol from a soft drink bottle down a funnel through a plastic hose which feeds the carburettor, once the engine has made a few revolutions. With a resounding "bang" and a small sheet of flame, ignition is achieved and the engine (generally) runs happily from an auxiliary fuel tank! It is worth watching...