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Worksplate John Fowler & Co Leeds No 14975. Ex Ministry of Munitions who ordered from Fowlers works numbers 14908 to 14982 in 1917 for WW1.The class of 14975 was TE2,a compound Road Locomotive(or Traction Engine) with horizontal winding drum and overhead slide valves, and supplied new to the War Dept Forage Dept. After the War in March,1920, it passed to Edgar G Edgar of High Street, Kensington who had an agreement with the Disposals Commission to take all equipment etc. from the Forage Dept, though apparently he reneged on a lot of the equipment as they were repossessed by the WD, but not 14975.In 1921 the engine was owned by either the Cole Brothers or E A Foley, info not available. Registration number CT 4849 then passed at an unknown date to A M Carmichael of Corstophine, Edinburgh, and it is thought scrapped in Scotland at an unknown date. There are 7 preserved of this type of engine, all from the batch supplied to the WD around 1917/18,including one at Hay on Wye, two converted to Showman's Spec and one in Germany. Oval brass, curved to fit boiler 9.75in x 5in ex engine condition.

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Auction: April 2015 , Lot: 151
Sold for: £320
Worksplate John Fowler & Co Leeds No 14975. Ex