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Wolseley: Small Engines

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1918.
1927.
1930.
1944. WD1.
1944. WD1 1.5 hp driving a Lister H2 water pump.
1945. WD2. 2.25-hp.
1945. WD2.
1945. WD2, 1.5 hp. driving an H. J. Godwin pump.
1947. WD2.
1947. WD2.
1948. 1.5 hp. WD1.
1948. WD2.
Model WD2 petrol.
1949. Wolseley WD8.
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Note: This is a sub-section of Wolseley.

1909 Exhibited a 3 bhp engine at the Smithfield Show

1912 Introduced the Style 1 engine rated at 3.5 hp / 600 rpm

1916 Introduced the Style 2 engine

c1920 Introduced the Style 3 engine

c1925 Introduced the Style 4 engine and available in 2.5, 3.5, 5 and 7 bhp (petrol) and 4 and 6 hp (paraffin). Production of this model ceased in 1931/2

1942 The WD1 engine introduced and rated at 1.5 bhp / 700 rpm and at 2.5 bhp / 1,000 rpm.

1945 The WD2 (WDII) engine introduced and notable for its finned hopper. Production of this model ceased in 1949 with 17,000 being built.

1946 The WLB1 engine introduced and ceased in 1949

1949 The WD8 engine introduced and available in three sizes (1.5-2 hp, 2-2.5 hp and 2.5-3 hp)

1949 The WLB8 introduced and remined in production until 1961

1954 The air-cooled engine introduced and ceased in 1976. Rated from 2 to 5 hp.

1961 The WLB9 engine introduced

See Also

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Sources of Information

  • A-Z of British Stationary Engines by Patrick Knight. Published 1999. ISBN 1 873098 50 2