My Wolseley WD1     

I purchased two Wolseley WD1s from Kim Siddorn from Bristol in late June 2003

The first Engine is a 1 1/2 HP model, engine number 3738 and was built in 1943 which is the first year that the WD1s were made. The first WD1 was made in Sept 1943 from engine number 3003 and the last one was built in March 1945 at engine no 6550.

This engine was bought as a runner but I intend to do a restoration job on it so WATCH THIS SPACE.

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The Wolseley Sheep Shearing Company was founded in 1887 at "Witton Works" Birmingam. This Company was a well established manufacturer of sheep shearing and associated equipement. They produced their first engine in 1911, was rated at 3 HP and powered six sheep shearing handsets.

They produced various engines in the early 20th Century with the WD1 series (Built for the War Department) making an appearance in 1942. These were for shipping to the Western Desert and made an appearance in the home market in Sept. 1943. The series developed through to the WD2 and then the WD8 in March 1949 starting with engine no. 24005.

 

See below an original advert from 1952 and note the price !! Click here       Back to Stationary Engine Homepage

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