Graham Tyler’s stationary engine estate sale

Posted by Chris Graham on 27th January 2022

Stationary Engine’s Patrick Knight reports from the auction of the residual items left over from the late Graham Tyler’s estate sale.

Graham Tyler's estate sale

Graham Tyler’s estate sale: This little Stuart Turner engine and compressor sold for £160.

On Tuesday, 28th September the Linton Trading Estate, Bromyard, Herefordshire saw John Goodwin Auctioneers, conduct a vintage and collectable sale which included the residual items left over from the late Graham Tyler’s estate sale held earlier in the year. The sale was also screened live on the internet, which allowed prospective purchasers to participate in the sale without actually being there.

Graham Tyler's estate sale

This 1½hp Fowler looked to be complete and ripe for restoration, yet it made just £50.

The items of interest for stationary engine enthusiasts included a few engines that looked to be complete and possible runners after a little TLC. The majority of the lots, however, were incomplete engines (possible restoration projects) and engine spares. The condition of the incomplete engines and spares can be gauged by the prices achieved.

Graham Tyler's estate sale

Although this Lister CD diesel looked to be complete, it only made £25.

The images in the catalogue showed pallet-loads of engine parts making it impossible to see just what goodies there were in each lot. Indeed, the prices realised for some of the ‘parts lots’ suggested that there were a few hidden treasures to be found in among them.

Graham Tyler's estate sale

There were several Lister switch boards on offer; this was the best of the bunch, and it sold for £90.

If you were looking for trolley wheels and axles, then this was the sale for you. The lots ranged from sets of four wheels with axles through to pallet loads of pairs, sets and odd wheels, all of which sold well. There were even single and pairs of flywheels for unknown makes and models of engine, but these made very little money.

Graham Tyler's estate sale

One of several incomplete Lister engines; this one sold for £25.

Footnote: The photos and hammer prices have been taken from the auctioneer’s website and, as always, a buyer’s premium – and VAT on that premium – must be added to get the true price paid for any lot.

This dismantled and incomplete Petter M type sold for £20.

 

Here we see one of several pallet loads of engine parts. This one sold for £200.

 

Although a little rusty, this Climax water pump, at just £60, will make a great rally exhibit when restored.

 

This pair of Tangye alloy name plates sold for £100.

Lot description                                           Hammer Price £

15 Fowler ripe for restoration                         50

16 Lister petrol engine                                     30

17 Lister CD diesel                                            25

18 Petter s/n 48459 in need of work            20

19 Lister Model ?                                              25

20 Villiers air-cooled                                       Not sold

21 Petter M type dismantled + bits              20

22 Lister slate switch board                          90

23 Lister slate switch panel with
some gauges missing                                      20

24 Lister slate switch panel,
gauges missing                                                10

25 Two slate switch panels                           25

26 Lister CS Start-O-Matic
on transport                                                    60

27 Climax water pump                                 60

28 Vintage water pump                               25

29 Blank

30 Two generators
(Mawdsley & Alfred Diggle)                      40

31 Petter PU 8                                              20

32 Lister crankcase + crank                      5

33 Lister crankcase plus hopper              5

34 Petter air-cooled no tinwork              10

35 Lister model ?                                       55

36 Ruston & Hornsby 6PS                       15

37 Petter air-cooled early model            10

38 Lister D spares or repair                    20

39 Fowler diesel                                        30

40 Petter PU – incomplete                     Not sold

41 Coborn s/n 810801                             20

42 JAP 350cc with Atco 20                    Not sold

43 Bamford vertical                                120

44 Coventry Climax Godiver engine    20

45 Blank

46 Fairbanks Morse – incomplete       65

47 Engine-powered compressor           10

48 Lister D                                                5

49 Coburn                                                 10

50 Bentall Vertical crankcase               5

51 Bamford bottom end                         5

52 Petter PA twin                                    10

53 Lister crankcase,
crank and flywheels                               10

54 50 gallon oil tank                              10

55 Slate switch panel                             10

56 Webster tri-polar magneto,
bracket and ignitor                                140

57 Trip magneto, bracket
and ignitor                                              120

58 Wico EK magneto                           140

59 Wico EK magneto                           150

60 Ingersol-Rand compressor           20

63 Small Stuart Turner
with compressor unit                          160

64 Tiny Tim Charging set                   25

65 Two Vincent two-stroke
engines                                                   20

67 Rheostat board                               10

78 Two Tangye alloy name plates    100

91 Assorted engine spares                 200

92 Stationary engine base
plate plus trolley (no wheel)              10

96 Lister water pump                          5

97 Assorted pumps and spares         15

98 Two axles and wheels                    50

104 Assorted engine
ignitors (Amanco?)                             100

105 Assorted engine spares               95

114 Box of oilers and greasers          55

117 Six assorted magnetos                110

118 Two magnetos
(1 rotary – 1 flick)                               220

130 Pair of Bentall
flywheels 25½in                                10

131 Pair of flywheels 24in                20

132 Single flywheel 27½in              20

134 Pair of flywheels 17½in            Not sold

135 Four pulleys                                Not sold

136 Two axles + three wheels         10

137 Three flywheels                          Not sold

139 Assorted pulleys                        30

141 Three axles + wheels                40

142 Assorted axles and wheels      40

143 Assorted axles and wheels      170

144 Spoked wheels                           20

145 Five pulleys                                20

146 Two pulleys                               20

147 Four wheels                               60

148 Two thin-spoked wheels        30

149 Assorted axles and wheels     80

150 Set of four wheels                    50

151 Set of four wheels                     30

152 Assorted wheels                       35

153 Pair of wheels                           20

154 Assorted wheels                       50

155 Pair of axles and wheels         65

156 Assorted axles and wheels    70

157 Assorted axles and wheels    35

158 Pressure tester,
possibly CAV                                  50

160 Four assorted pulleys           15

162 Assorted cooling tanks         15

163 Assorted engine
fuel tanks                                        75

164 Amanco pet/para
fuel tank (larger than
Hired-Man)                                   15

165 Lister diesel tank CS?          15

166 Ruston & Hornsby
pet/para fuel tank                       10

167 Lister D fuel tank                 Not sold

170 Assorted wheels                   40

171 Flat belting                            10

172 Assorted engine parts        150

175 Two engine exhaust
pots (One Petter M type)         150

176 Two engine
coolant tanks                              30

177 Pair of engine
flywheels with
crank and pulley                        20

178 Pair of flywheels
with crank and pulley               25

184 Stationary engine
metal trolley                               50

186 Teles dragsaw
frame – no engine                     10

 

 

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