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Jean Comby (unknown model)

Early 1950s

A rather nice looking engine by Jean Comby. I don't know it's model number, if it ever had one. It has interesting smoke effect paintwork in the base and chimney. This is not printed because no two are identical.

The horizontal brass boiler is 40mm diameter x 113mm long. It is fired by a meths burner. The boiler has a whistle, safety valve and separate filler hole. It has no water level indication. The chimney is completely dummy.

Steam is fed directly to the steam chest of a single acting fixed cylinder, 9mm bore x 19mm stroke. The valve is a piston type with slip eccentric reversing. The piston is connected to a simple crank (no piston rod or crosshead) on one end of the crankshaft. The other end has a 64mm diameter spoked flywheel.

As acquired, the fibre washers were useless and the safety valve had been glued shut! These are now fixed. Paintwork is in good condition and appears to be original?

Make Jean Comby
Model unknown
Made Early 1950s
Description Stationary
Cylinders 1
Cylinder Type single acting reversible
Bore mm 9
Stroke mm 19
Valve Type Piston with slip eccentric
Boiler Type Horizontal
Boiler Diam mm 40
Boiler length/height mm 113
Fuel Meths
Mechanical Condition Good
Cosmetic Condition Good
Paintwork Original?
Purchased 28 June 2019
Purchase cost 100
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