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New Pelapone Engine Co

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1927. Engine Type FB by New Pelapone Engine Co and generator by Flather and Co. Privately owned and rallied in 2018.
1925. Pelapone PD6 17-litre petrol engine. Exhibit at the Internal Fire Museum of Power.
1925. Pelapone PD6 17-litre petrol engine. Exhibit at the Internal Fire Museum of Power.
Exhibit at Armley Mill Museum.
Diesel engine at the Gower Heritage Centre

from the name Prudence Electric Light And Power, Oil and Nautical Engines

of Lofthouse Gate, Wakefield

of Meadow Lane, Leeds

Formerly the Pelapone Engine Co

1910 The New Pelapone Engine Company formed at Leeds.[1]

1912 Mention. New Pelapone Engine Co of Dewsbury.[2]

1912 Pelapone Engine Co was removed from the list of joint stock companies[3]

WWI Company moved to Batley Carr near Dewsbury

1924 Following flood damage the company moved to Wakefield

1927 Generating Set. Exhibit at Armley Mill Museum

1934 Agreement with Ricardo and Co saw the introduction of the D50 engine

1937 Manufacturers of stationary petrol and diesel engines. "Pelapone" Petrol and Diesel Engines. [4]

1948 The company moved to Slack Lane, Derby, and the name changed to Pelapone Engines

Became Pelapone Engines

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Saturday 18 June 1910
  2. The Bioscope - Thursday 12 September 1912
  3. London Gazette 29 November 1912
  4. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  • A-Z of British Stationary Engines by Patrick Knight. Published 1996. ISBN 1 873098 37 5