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What? Can be there a Bamford?
« on: August 14, 2020, 01:00:05 PM »
Hi Gentles

Recently I've been told that an old olive oil plant could still have his stationary engine, but all roof of plant fall down and bush fire pass thru there, so no big hope on the site.

Nevertheless, a look on the site and wild bushes doesnt allowed to have a clue, and sun was outshine, as you can see on the pic.

But the shadow show something inside, and a slight curved line ressembled me to something familiar.

Grabbed a long scaffold lock tube to tap, and could identify a rectangular shape upside, and a narrower shape to downside (something like a chess tower), tapped harder down and definitely could hear a sound like does a fly rim.

That was all for that day.

Let see next episode.

BR
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« Last Edit: August 14, 2020, 01:07:33 PM by sirpedrosa »
By order of firing up:
Bernard 18A - 1968 (mama's water pump - year of my birth)
Petter PAZ1 - Jun 1967, 3HP, sn 416xxxx
Petter PAZ1 - Nov 1979, 3HP, sn 425xxxx
Lister 12/2 - 12651227, the pearl!

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Re: What? Can be there a Bamford? 2nd visit.
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2020, 01:23:49 PM »
Hi Gentles

New episode...

From top side bushes doesnt let to scrutinize what was down, and from near room door neither.

After almost an hour cutting bushes, finally the iron show itself.

What a nice piece - seized of course.

It's been seated for 65+ years. Its a SD4

The easy part is done, now the most difficult part will be negotiating with 15 heirs.

Let see if it comes with me.

BR
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By order of firing up:
Bernard 18A - 1968 (mama's water pump - year of my birth)
Petter PAZ1 - Jun 1967, 3HP, sn 416xxxx
Petter PAZ1 - Nov 1979, 3HP, sn 425xxxx
Lister 12/2 - 12651227, the pearl!

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Re: What? Can be there a Bamford?
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2020, 07:18:08 AM »
Good luck dealing with Family who will view it as a gold mine and worth a million dollars. Hope that sanity can prevail and they let it go to a restorer who will save it.
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Re: What? Can be there a Bamford?
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2020, 05:16:53 PM »
Very nice treasure.  Good Luck.

What were you doing on their private property anyway.  I hope you know what I mean?
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Re: What? Can be there a Bamford?
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2020, 07:16:17 PM »
Hi Casey

Ive been there with one of the heirs!

I hope he convinces others. Fingers crossed!!!

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« Last Edit: August 15, 2020, 08:58:14 PM by sirpedrosa »
By order of firing up:
Bernard 18A - 1968 (mama's water pump - year of my birth)
Petter PAZ1 - Jun 1967, 3HP, sn 416xxxx
Petter PAZ1 - Nov 1979, 3HP, sn 425xxxx
Lister 12/2 - 12651227, the pearl!

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Re: What? Can be there a Bamford?
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2020, 07:30:03 AM »
Is that the remnants of some line shafting? What was the place originally, when it was working? <-- should have read the first line of the first post!!
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Re: What? Can be there a Bamford?
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2020, 07:50:48 AM »
Hi Adev

Yes it is. But it only turned the olives crusher, and one press. Other press was hand fasten.

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By order of firing up:
Bernard 18A - 1968 (mama's water pump - year of my birth)
Petter PAZ1 - Jun 1967, 3HP, sn 416xxxx
Petter PAZ1 - Nov 1979, 3HP, sn 425xxxx
Lister 12/2 - 12651227, the pearl!

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Re: What? Can be there a Bamford?
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2020, 10:15:57 AM »
Have you got it yet?
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Re: What? Can be there a Bamford?
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2020, 10:36:20 AM »
HI BW

Nope. One of the heirs (50% share) want to sell all scrap in a pack, so Im waiting to see if I can get the engine for me.

Hope scrap man give him a low offer.

Fingers cross.

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By order of firing up:
Bernard 18A - 1968 (mama's water pump - year of my birth)
Petter PAZ1 - Jun 1967, 3HP, sn 416xxxx
Petter PAZ1 - Nov 1979, 3HP, sn 425xxxx
Lister 12/2 - 12651227, the pearl!

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Re: What? Can be there a Bamford?
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2020, 02:07:24 PM »
Hi VP, glad to see you are still hunting down valuable old relics to restore. I know where there is a beautiful Southern Cross engine and pump, sat next to a dry creek and overgrown with weeds. I want it but the owner doesn`t want to part with it. I guess it will still be there ten years from now.

Good luck with getting your hands on the engine,

Bob