Shay BUX engines.

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  • #32604

    wristpin
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    What can anyone tell me ?
    Were BUX an independent manufacturer and, if so , what other machines were they used in; or was BUX just the name of an in-house made engine ?
    Could ask a similar question re Ransomes and Drayton!

    #32607

    charlie
    Keymaster

    Interesting question.

    #32608

    andyfrost
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    Angus , I’m only guessing that they were an in house made engine , based purely on the fact that I have never seen them fitted to any other form of machinery , like many others they sourced in the ignition and carbs.
    Nice little engines when running , but the Miller ignitions were troublesome.

    Andy

    #32611

    wristpin
    Participant

    I think, in- house too. My parents had a new Rotoscythe in 1952 and I was deemed old enough to use it. I well remember that turbine like sound – and also the burn on the wrist from the exhaust, acquired when reaching over the machine to the height adjuster knob rather than walking around the front.

    #32612

    charlie
    Keymaster

    Are there any patent numbers on the engine? The original Rotoscythe was made by Power Specialities of Maidenhead. Looking on the patents website might give a clue or answer.

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