Speculation surrounds the 14,000 series engines as it was generally believed production stopped at the 13,000 series.
This is not true as I know of engine number 14,000 and I have obtained a nameplate for engine 14,029 which proves there were at least twenty nine 14,000 series engines made.
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Serial number 120014 indicates a build date of 1914.
PB's however seem a rarity and it can only be assumed that the majority were exported.The protruding "screw hole" at the peak of the curve at the very top of the plate is present &...A booklet titled the production of ruston-hornsbys new pb engine, the front cover says reprinted from the implement & machinary review 1931, 12 pages this may be of interest to you ruston hornsby enth...The production run of Fowler P Series engines lasted less than 10 years which, compared to the Lister D, is not long at all yet so many engines survive.Dating information for Fowler engines is not very comprehensive.
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