Southern Cross Engine “Hit and Miss” Owner Bob & Marion Jensen – In the Photo Wayne Jensen and Ken Whitaker (Hairy one) This photo was taken at one of our regular ‘Engine running days
This engine was manufactured in Australia in the 1950’s. . It is one of the last ‘Hit and Miss’ models. This type of engine was mainly used for pumping water from bores and wells. The engine spent it’s working life in the Westwood area on a property called ‘Sebastopol’. Previously owned by the Lawrie Family. It was purchased by Bob Jensen (not in photo) in March 95 and then restored.
Typically used as an economical method of pumping water out of wells and bores and then for long distances overland. A very reliable unit. Engine no 4568.