This is a simple oscillating cylinder engine made by Georges Carette. The date of manufacture is unknown and could, so I'm told, be anything from the 1890s to 1917. However, another source says 1902-1911.
It has a single wick meths burner under a horizontal boiler; 44mm diam x 101mm length. The boiler is fitted with a whistle, a dummy chimney and a filler cap. There is no safety valve fitted and the filler cap looks original, so I am assuming it never had a SV. The steam feed goes directly to the back of the cylinder port face.
The cylinder is a single acting oscillating type; 8mm bore x 19mm stroke. It is mounted on a sheet steel plinth with the crankshaft at the other end. The crankshaft is fitted with a 55mm flywheel and a small pulley. The whole is mounted on a wooden base.
The engine is in good mechanical condition. The paintwork appears to be mostly original but parts have been touched up by hand at some time..