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Medium black & white photo of power generating unit, mounted on a concrete base.
The unit is connected by large pipes to another unit housed in a corrugated iron sheet behind the power unit.
The outdoor unit has two large fly wheels.
There is a ladder leaning against the shed.
Timber supports seem to be holding a structure above the shed's roof.

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Believed to be the second-hand Ruston-Hornsby gas-powered engine purchased in 1941.



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This was a cheaper method of producing power during wartime fuel shortages; however the engine required more work to keep it running.

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Shire of Toodyay

Shire of Toodyay

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