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Discussion in 'Archive Related' started by petternut, May 29, 2013.

  1. petternut

    petternut Moderator

    Please if you find an engine on the archive either let me have the details or ask for indexing rights yourself. This will help to build up a skeleton index in advance of full indexing.
    No details of the finder or owner will be recorded and I never disclose such information to anyone.

    thanks - more in hope than expectation!

    Roland
     
  2. Glenreed

    Glenreed Member

    Hi i was wondering weather it was possible to index myself.
    I did manage to find an engine last week after a couple of hours searching for a friend in a local club.
    It was quiet satisfying :lol:
    details are
    Vz 1 1/2 hp handyman
    petrol head
    serial no 4955
    order no 3400
    Reel 6a
    record no's 346639 346640
    1262.tif 1263.tif
    21/4/27

    Cheers Glen
     
  3. Glenreed

    Glenreed Member

    Hi i was wondering weather it was possible to index myself.
    I did manage to find an engine last week after a couple of hours searching for a friend in a local club.
    It was quiet satisfying :lol:
    details are
    Vz 1 1/2 hp handyman
    petrol head
    serial no 4955
    order no 3400
    Reel 6a
    record no's 346639 346640
    1262.tif 1263.tif
    21/4/27

    Cheers Glen
     
  4. petternut

    petternut Moderator

    Glen
    Thank you I'll index that one. Volunteers are always welcome. PM me if you'd like to do some indexing.
    As I said in an earlier post, if all those who wanted information did just a single reel the job would be done in short order.

    thanks
    Roland
     
  5. jopeter

    jopeter New Member

    Roland .............is this a ''Who has What List?"
     
  6. petternut

    petternut Moderator

    It is reels of film covering Petter engine records and part drawings. The former generally include details of build, test and despatch plus subsequent moves and spares orders.
    The reels have been digitised and volunteers are working their way through the images and indexing them. Sign up and have a look and all will become clear.

    cheers
    Roland
     
  7. jopeter

    jopeter New Member

    Thanks for the explanation .........I thought it may have been an index for all known engines of any manufacturer.
     
  8. petternut

    petternut Moderator

    I'm sure we'd all wish it was though few more volunteers would be needed!! Though it does contain a lot more than Petter. As I said take a look.
    In full accord with the terms of proper accreditation and Paul's own strong principles it is all free.
    Of course preparing and presenting the material is not free so donations are welcome.
     
  9. matt86

    matt86 New Member

    I found mine after a while for searching the other day

    Reel 32A 1418.tif

    order number - 11984.
    serial number 65767
    sold on 6/11/34 to Mr.R.Williams

    Regards matt
     
  10. petternut

    petternut Moderator

    Thanks Matt. I've indexed that one and noted it as in preservation. As always no owner details are recorded.

    cheers
    Roland
     
  11. matt86

    matt86 New Member

    No problem , is that idex publically avalible to view ?

    Matt
     
  12. petternut

    petternut Moderator

    Yes.
    Indexing is the process whereby key data is added to a database and linked to each image thus enabling it to be found by a simple search.
    So you first found yours by grinding through until you located the order number.
    Now to see it again just go to search and enter the engine number. This helps you and also adds another bone to the skeletal overall picture thus helping others.

    In drawings for example to find Calibrater parts first search for "Calibrater assembly" then select the drawing numbers of the parts needed and search for those. Naturally that will be more succesful as Indexing progresses. Starting with the assembly drawing is a generally good search stategy. Care is however needed as Petter often called things differently to terms we now use. We call it a reed valve - they an air-valve. In due course, and dv, I will create a glossary.

    cheers
    Roland
     
  13. matt86

    matt86 New Member

    Roland I tried it last nigt and works fine .

    Thankyou to all is helping with the archives a great job your all doing .

    Matt
     
  14. boblester

    boblester Member

    Managed to find the direct coupled set I have on real 62a image 2086

    Engine number 77671

    Works order 20193

    Amazing really can see it was sold to a hotel in Wales called the black lion , nice to see the generator is mentioned also and a special field resistor of 80 ohms was specified on the dynamo test sheet

    Superb information and a credit to Roland and Paul and David for preserving this information

    Bob
     
  15. petternut

    petternut Moderator

    Indexed that one. Did you get as afr as the amendment covering the batteries?
    Lots of detail and Mawdsley dynamos were far from common on lighting sets. Std Walsall wall board too, as also fitted to my ex-2hp d/c set. Worth popping into the hotel sometime to perhaps see the engine shed and block.
    At last I have done the bearings for my own VS6 d/c set which will go back together soon. sadly current car isn't rated for that weight.

    regards
    Roland
     

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