Black and white photograph showing Ruston & Hornsby gear system.

Part of a collection of photographs, motion picture films, product catalogues, company journals, customer registers and installation drawings relating to the distribution and sale of Ruston & Hornsby industrial equipment in Australia between the years 1905 to early 1980's.

Ruston & Hornsby, later known as Ruston, was an industrial equipment manufacturer in Lincoln, England, the company's history going back to 1840. The company is best known as a manufacturer of narrow and standard gauge diesel locomotives and steam shovels.

Other related products and firms included in the collection are, the English Electric Company, General Electric Company (G.E.C), Paxman diesel engines, Ruston-Bucyrus excavators and Fullagar diesel engines.

Description of Content

A large gear and piston system, possibly at the Ruston & Hornsby factory. The metal wheel the piston is attached to is embossed with 'Ruston & Hornsby Ltd. Lincoln, England'. Behind the system is a man holding onto a railing, beyond this are industrial buildings.

Physical Description

Black and white silver gelatin photograph on gloss paper.

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