Bolinder Diesel Engine

Bolinder Diesel Engine Bolinder engines were the most popular canal boat engine from around 1910 until the 1950s when lighter diesel engines took over. This engine dates from 1924. The museum do not know the name of the boat it was used in. Bolinders started using a 'hot bulb' technique where a section of the cylinder head is heated using a blow lamp. This ignites the first charge of fuel and gets the engine running. The Museums narrowboat Ferret is powered by a Bolinder engine. On loan from Mr A. and Mr T. Young

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