Thornycroft Inboard

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A large green engine
Thornycroft Inboard - donated by Ken Hill, Nedlands
Image copyright of WA Museum

In 1976 Cyclone Vanessa swamped and washed ashore a launch where this particular marine engine was salvaged. It is a four cylinder Thornycroft built in 1929. The engine has been cut away so that you can see the mechanics of the engine operating as it turns over.

Marine engine, science and technology collection Robert Steele Steam Machinery Exhibition