Ronaldson Tippett

Type CF Vertical Diesel Engines 4 hp 600rpm

The Ronaldson Tippett Type CF Vertical is a four-horsepower, 600 rpm engine that looks pretty much how its name describes it–vertical and imposing. This makes it a famous collector’s item for steam engine enthusiasts. But what makes this engine unique is the story behind its manufacturer–the Ronaldson Brothers and Tippett.

Ronaldson Brothers and Tippett was an Australian company that created everything concerned with engineering and construction–from cast iron to engines. This made them one of the known pioneers in the field. The Ronaldson-Tippett Type CF Vertical is easily one of their most renowned engines since it was available in various variations (different horsepower, different models–kerosene and petrol–and different accessories. Today, these do not seem like notable accomplishments. However, back then, these were considered engineering innovations.

The Ronaldson Brothers and Tippett company created more engines as the years passed, such as their famous Type N and the initial Austral engines. Of course, each of these engines has its unique characteristics and capacity. For enthusiasts, the Ronaldson Tippett Type CF Vertical is special because of its unusual yet appealing superior aesthetics, as if it was an engine explicitly made for the visual medium more than anything else.  

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