BLACKSTONE Type TP 77 horsepower @ 420 rpm
Manufactured by Blackstone & Co.Ltd Stamford,England 1961
Thought to have been originally used in a country power station.
It was installed at the Caiguna Roadhouse on the Eyre Hgwy in about 1966 by Mr Oliver Lovelle who maintained & serviced it regularly.
In Oct 1987 it was replaced by a more modern high reving power unit & the blackstone was disposed of in a gravel pit
Mr Wayne Brennand discovered it and had it brought to Gibson were it
lay in pieces, until being sold to Geoff Carter & Jack Collins in Aug 2006 .
After five years of extensive restoration it was restarted in Aug 2011.
Before the restart it was mounted on a purpose built block incorporate
in the new concrete floor in the corner of the new shed.
The dry weight of the assembly is 7,355kg