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Tuesday, 7 January 2014

A Nice Bit of Bowman

This came in in my Christmas haul this year. As usual, my parents had asked me to find something 'steamy' that I wanted for them to get me as a Christmas present. I managed to get these six Bowman tools and a Bowman M135 stationary engine for a reasonable price just before Christmas. They look to have all been repainted and all need a bit of work - some more so than the others, but they are all there! I am working on completing my collection of Bowman stationary engines and accessories, and this is one step closer. I am still looking for a 101 engine and the Fretsaw accessory if anyone has one of either going spare?

As you can see, the drill needs a bit more work than the rest!

The engine...

The Engineer.

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