Lister engine dating table
Parts are hardened where necessary and ground true to less than one- thousandth part of an inch. The convenience of agents and users has been carefully studied.
All parts are stamped with a number to facilitate renewals.
When there are four or five lubricators to be filled every time the engine is started, and several oil holes out of which the dirt must be cleaned before they can be oiled, one or two possibly may be missed and cause trouble.
Our unique system of lubrication provides a remedy for this trouble, as we only fit one box in which to place the oil, our lubricating pump distributing it to the parts necessary, after which it drains back in the reservoir and is used over and over again.
D's were originally painted mid Brunswick green, but some World War II engines were painted in olive drab.
A paraffin-fuelled engine was also available, called the Lister DK.
Other readers may be able to enlighten you with further information and/or correct me with regards to my info. Best wishes, jayvee Jayvee is correct that the first Lister D was number 80000.
Assuming the 6 is a badly stamped 8 this would make your engine a Spec.11 made in early, 1929.
The only other info that I have regarding this engine was that the "D" made its debut at the 1926 Smithfield Show.
The engines were used to power water pumps, generators, cement mixers and much more.
They had a chain drive ignition magneto, either the Lucas SR1, the Lucas RS1 or a M-l MK1(shaft driven and early chain driven), and an Amal float bowl.
I was only recently made aware that early "Ds" had this feature. John Ross Hi John Ross, Are you sure that the 6 is not an 8?
I obtained a list of Lister D dating however the number on this engine has one less digit than the listed engines beginning Oct 1926. My reason for asking is that I am under the impression that the Lister D's numbering commenced at 80000 and upwards (80000 began and was sold on .