Doc’ Giles Romanes was the Dorset eye surgeon. He loved steam engines and was very knowledgeable about them and their history and wrote several books about them. He owned and exhibited “Goliath”, this small Wallis & Steevens engine at many local events including the Great Dorset Steam Fair, driving it there rather than having it transported by low-loader. It was never shown as a static exhibit and was always used to drive a piece of machinery (threshing drum, rack saw bench, etc.). I think this pictures was taken somewhere near Bere Regis, but that is just a guess. Goliath weighed in at 3 tons and produced 3 n.h.p. (nominal horse power – bigger than our modern brake horsey power and probably it was in excess of the 3 when it was new).

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  1. Kathryn

    And he and Goliath are still going strong and living in the high weald in Kent!

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