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'Sea-going launch for the Political Agent, Bahrain. Corr. re: Kelvin Engine.' [‎1ev] (12/398)

The record is made up of 1 volume (199 folios). It was created in 7 Apr 1934-14 May 1937. It was written in English and Arabic. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.

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Kelvin-Diesel Engine and Marine Equipment #
Model K2 with 2 Cylinders, 44 Horse Power
The engine is illustrated opposite and is complete with reversing gear, clutch, starting
gear, governor, fuel pumps, filter, crankcase pump, water pump, silencer, flywheel and pan,
etc. ' The standard equipment is as follows and, with the addition of woodwork, is suitable to
complete an installation in a normal boat without further outlay.
SHAFTING (see page. 652)— Steel intermediate shaft 2 inches dia., bronze propeller shaft
2 inches dia., 2 shaft bearings, 2 shaft couplings, bronze propeller with 3 blades, brass stern-
tube with nut and brass stuffing box. (The . lengths are given below, sterntube is measured
between flange and nut, steel and bronze shafts overall, bracket from centre of shaft to
planking, sterntube is 2| outside, hole through sternpost should be 2h stuffing box flange 5 x 3f^
EXHAUST CONNECTIONS.—Elbow at silencer, exhaust pipe 7 feet long with flange
one end, 2 bolts, 2 joints, exhaust hull flange (or elbow if ordered, see page 652) with brass bolts.
WATER CONNECTIONS.—|-inch bore. G.M. seacock with Monel Metal strainer; G.M.
elbow; copper water pipe 2 feet long with flange each end; 4 brass bolts and 4 joints.
FUEL EQUIPMENT (see tank sheet) —Two Horizontal Gravity Feed Tanks 60x15 inches,
each 37 gallons, with fixing bands, filling plug (or pipe if ordered), sediment trap, supply cock,
drain cock and warning device, 2 fuel pipes |-inch X 16 feet; 6 couplings and 1 " T piece.
TOOL BOX as page 653, 4 brass foundation bolts; 8 levelling washers; 2 stay bars 6 feet
long; 4 bolts and 6 coach screws X 6".
44 Horse Power at 750 r.p.m. on 2-14 gallons per hour. Propeller 25 inches.
Equal to 428 pounds or '39 pints per brake horse power per hour. Guarantee Page 640.
For Central Installations.
For Side Installations.
With shaft angle of 10°
With shaft angle of 20°
Engine and Equipment as enumerated
above, Shafting, etc., as shewn on
the right.
Steel shaft 12 ft.
Bronze shaft 4J ft.
Stemtube 2 ft.
Steel shaft 12 ft.
Bronze shaft 6J ft.
Stemtube 4 ft.
Steel shaft 12 ft.
Bronze shaft 11 ft.
Sterntube 33 In.
Staytube 58 In.
Bracket 13 In.
Steel shaft 12 ft.
Bronze shaft 7 ft.
Stemtube 16 in.
Staytube 26 in.
Bracket 11^ in.
Prices at works, packing for
export 3% extra, free in the
United Kingdom if cases are
returned carriage paid.
VAGAG
VAHAH
VAJAJ
VAKAK
IMPORTANT.—The exhaust must discharge above sea level, and the silencer must be slightly above the point of discharge.
To fulfil these conditions, order a standplpe of the height necessary.
Add to Code
Silencer mounted on standpipe 8J inches high, ------- No extra. AT UNO
17 „ ATDUO
!■ " 25^ " ATRIO
Power and consumption certified by Lloyd's ----- Add £ 2 10 0 CERTE
Steel shaft, two bearings, and one shaft coupling omitted, - - - Deduct ■£ 6 0 0 STEEL
With reversible folding propeller instead of solid propeller - - - Add ^28 0 0 REFOL
(Shafting, dia., and length same as Model K3).
With non-reversible folding propeller and clutch (no reverse), - Add £ 2 10 0 FOLCH
Air pump on engine for pressure feed tank, ----- Add £ 2 10 0 ARPMP
Box of spare parts (recommended for Engines shipped abroad), - - Add £ £
Electric light dynamo mounted on engine and switch board, 130 watts Add ^17 10 0 DYNMO
Electric light dynamo mounted on engine, and switch board, 300 watts Add ^35 10 0 OMNYD
Bilge and wash pump - -- -- -- -- Add ^12 0 0 BILGE
Nett weight of " VAGAG " 3281 pounds. Packed weight Pounds, measurement cubic feet.
Nett weight of the engine only as illustrated - - 2972 Pounds.

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Correspondence discusses the new launch Felix Jones for the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. , Bahrain and includes:

  • Brochure for a Kelvin Diesel engine by the Bergius Company, Glasgow.
  • Diagram and description for a new reversing gear for marine engines, product of John I. Thorneycroft.
  • Supply of Thornycroft engine by distributers, A.M. Yateem Brothers, Bahrain .
  • Estimates for building new Felix Jones including materials used.
  • Sketch diagrams for building a harbour for Felix Jones Bushire pier (folio 59).
  • Advertisement for Thornycroft RD/6 Type Marine Engine with photo of Starboard side view of Engine with Reverse Gear (folio 122).

Correspondents include: Khalil bin Ibrahim Kanoo; Lieut-Colonel Gordon Loch, Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. Bahrain; Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. ; John Thorneycroft and Co Ltd; M.Worth, the Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. , Bahrain; Captain J.V. Creagh, Senior Naval Officer, Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. Division. A.M. Yateem Bros, Bahrian.

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1 volume (199 folios)
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The papers are arranged chronologically from the rear to the front of the file.

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There are a couple of incomplete foliation sequences and one complete foliation sequence. The complete sequence is circled in pencil, near the top of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. of each folio. It begins on the front cover, on number 1, and ends on the inside of the back cover, on number 182. Foliation errors: f.1 is followed by ff.1A-O; f.7 is followed by f.7A; f.13 is followed by f.13A

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