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An Engineer in Wonderland – Tenerife mystery machine
In a niche carved high in the side of a canyon near Masca in Tenerife, I came across this machine.
It is labelled Petter Yeovil.
My best guess is that it is a diesel engine, but heaven knows if that is right, or what it used to do half way down a canyon miles from anywhere.
To give some idea of scale, the flywheels are a bit less than 1m in diameter.
Nearby (see below) were:
A concrete tank, probably a water tank – behind the machine.
A disused mounting pad with four bolts that aligned with the machine’s belt pulley.
A steel vessel – a pressure vessel or a fuel tank?
A couple of hundred metres away was small disused dam.
A little later after a bit of googling. It looks very much like a Petter S 18/21 – according to this web page http://www.petternut.co.uk/pics_p.htm - scroll down to ‘The ex-Edgington Petter S 18/21′
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