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Southern Cross Engines An Illustrated History of Toowoomba Foundry's Steam, Internal-Combustion and Windmill Engines by Rob Laurent

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For 74 years Australia's Toowoomba Foundry produced a range of steam, petrol, kerosene and diesel engines. Each bore the name Southern Cross.

From the simple 1½ hp Farm Pump to 100-ton locomotives, the Southern Cross reputation for ruggedness and reliability was known across the globe.

In Southern Cross Engines Rob Laurent traces the origins of this famous marque back to a primitive hand-made steam engine in 1876. Using a variety of sources, such as official documents saved from the scrap bin and the memories of men who made the engines, he follows developments at the Foundry until 1983 - when the last engine was made. Included here are the Southern Cross windmills and the many other products and ventures of this enterprising firm.

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Code No. 010035, 296 pages, ISBN 0958192103, $47.00

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