Stationary Engines from the collection of the Marlborough Vintage Farm Machinery Society Inc
The Marlborough Vintage Farm Machinery Society Inc operates from a number of buildings in the Brayshaw Park complex in Blenheim.
The Society collects and preserves equipment used on farms in the Marlborough district. The restoration of many items is complete while others form on-going projects with members contributing many hours to fully strip and rebuild these relics of our rural past.
This exhibit showcases Stationary Engines, which include almost anything that has some form of motor but does not move in the normal course of work. Shearing Machines are one example, but also included are engines used for running equipment such as saw benches. These latter often have wheels so the engine can be moved from one location to another, but the distinction is that the engine is stationary when in use.
If you would like to see the machinery in person, the main collection is housed in the Denton Building at Brayshaw Park. It is open on Sunday afternoons from 1.30 p.m. until 4.30 p.m. There is ample parking and entrance is by donation.
Click on 'Start Exhibit' above to begin a guided tour, or click on an image to the left to go directly to that record, or click on 'Table of Contents' above for a list of all records in the exhibit.