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I grew up in Cornwall,England, the son of a Engineer, so I began fixing Tractors at a young age. I also began rallying in Cornwall and southern England almost as soon as I could Drive.
British Anzani Engineering Co. Ltd.
"The British Anzani Engineering Co. at Hampton Hill in Middlesex, manufacturers of aeroplane and speed boat engines, introduced the British Anzani Iron Horse in 1940. It had a 6-hp J.A.P. four-stroke air-cooled engine, oil bath air cleaner and Wico magneto. A centrifugal clutch engaged the drive to the steel wheels through a three forward and reverse gearbox when the engine reached a speed of 750 rpm.
Hand-lever-operated independent dog clutches in the drive to the wheels enabled the Iron Horse to make very sharp turns on the headland. Caution was required as the engine power would swing the handlebars round with some force and could easily knock the operator off his feet. Spade lug wheels were standard equipment and track width was adjustable from 24 to 36 in. for ploughing and row-crop work. Optional extras included a side-mounted belt pulley suitable for a saw bench and other stationary equipment. The British Anzani Iron Horse cost 107 pounds 16s 0d in 1940, and pneumatic tyres were an extra Â£10; the price had increased to 130 pounds by 1945.
Hire purchase terms for the British Anzani in 1948 required a 35 pounds deposit with two years to pay the the balance. Alternatively the Iron Horse and a selection of implements could be hired for 3 pounds 10s 0d per week."
On a undated ad, the 6-hp Iron Horse was 140 pounds and the smaller 1-hp Motor Hoe 44 pounds-10, supplied with Hoeing Blades and Grubbing Tines.
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