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  • Industrial & Marine Engines | hrfoundation

    Industrial & Marine Engines Royce's engineering precision and excellence is still observed today in industrial, marine and power engines. ​ F H Royce & Co Electric Crane Motors (photos below) Before Henry Royce became involved in motor cars he formed F.H. Royce & Co in 1884 when he was 21. That Company manufactured dynamos and electric cranes; parts of one of the latter were donated to the Foundation when the building housing them was demolished. Surprisingly perhaps, F.H. Royce's most successful product was a consumer item making use of the then ‘new’ marvel, electricity, in the home: an electric doorbell. The Foundation has three F.H. Royce electric motors from an overhead travelling crane which was installed in the heavy engineering company, Marfleet & Weight Pty Ltd’s Flockhart Street, Abbotsford manufacturing plant. Photos below. ​ Rolls-Royce C6SFL Supercharged Diesel Engine (photos below) In 2000 this Rolls-Royce C6SFL supercharged 6-cylinder 190bhp industrial diesel engine was acquired for the Foundation by two members of the ACT Branch of the Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club of Australia. It came from the College of Technical & Further Education (TAFE) in Goulburn, NSW. The engine had been sectioned with cut-aways and concealed lighting fitted, allowing the moving parts, which are powered by an electric motor, to be seen operating. The Rolls-Royce Oil Engine Division began producing various types of diesel engine in 1951. Initially the engines powered heavy crawler tractors (e.g. Vickers-Armstrongs V180 ‘Vigor’) and earthmovers (International Harvester BTD20), but later they were installed in lorries and prime movers (Scammell; Thornycroft Mighty Antar Mk. 3/3a), fire engines (Dennis), railcars, diesel multiple units and Yorkshire Engine Company and Sentinel shunting locomotives, as well as in some marine applications. Rolls-Royce took over Sentinel’s Shrewsbury factory for diesel engine production in 1956. The Rolls-Royce diesel business was acquired by Perkins in the 1980s. Following its refurbishment in 2010, by Simon Elliott of The Derby Works, Melbourne, this engine was moved to a display location at the Melbourne Steam Traction Engine Club’s facilities in Scoresby, Victoria, where it is seen here in October 2014. In June 2015 the engine was again moved, and is now on display at the Foundation’s property: The Lionel Gell School of Instruction for Rolls-Royce and Bentley Owners, in Rowville, Victoria. Marine Rolls-Royce propulsion, steering and stabiliser products are extensively used and supported on the Royal Australian Navy’s FFG and Anzac class frigates. In conjunction with partner Kellogg, Brown and Root they also supply a range of integrated material support services to the Royal Australian Navy for the upkeep of its Amphibious fleet of vessels and the new Landing Helicopter Dock, HMAS Canberra, commissioned in November 2014. Many commercial operators and fishing enterprises use deck machinery, motion control and propulsion equipment on their ocean-going vessels, tugs and fishing boats. High speed ferry designer and builder Austal Limited is a major customer for Kamewa water-jets for domestic and international export business. Power Systems Rolls-Royce Power Systems offers a wide-ranging product portfolio including high-speed diesel and gas engines from MTU, distributed energy systems from MTU Onsite Energy, medium-speed diesel and gas engines from Bergen Engines AS along with injection systems from L’Orange. ** Click on the photos below to view the full gallery of photos. Rolls-Royce C6SFL Industrial Diesel Engine Supercharged, 6-cylinder, 190bhp The Foundation thanks the Victoria Branch of the Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club of Australia for arranging the moves; and the Melbourne Steam Traction Engine Club for making the display facility available for five years. www.melbournesteam.com.au ​ Crane Traverse Motor Machine No 93903 3 BHP - 220 v 14 Amp - 700 Revs Crane Hoist Motor Machine No 92644 15 BHP - 220 v 60 Amp - 560 Revs Rolls-Royce C6SFL Industrial Diesel Engine Supercharged, 6-cylinder, 190bhp The Foundation thanks the Victoria Branch of the Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club of Australia for arranging the moves; and the Melbourne Steam Traction Engine Club for making the display facility available for five years. www.melbournesteam.com.au ​ 1/7

  • What's On | hrfoundation

    What's On at the Foundation Sir Henry Royce Foundation - Australian Head Office Bill Allsep House, 3/18 Laser Drive, Rowville, VIC Bill Allsep House: Our Volunteers & Archivists are back working hard. Lionel Gell School of Instruction Rowville, VIC, To be advised. The SHRF Geebung Museum 475 Newman Road, Geebung. QLD Open every Saturday from midday to 4pm Entrance Fees per person are:- Adults $ 10.00; Children $ 1.00 Family (2Adults + Children under 12years) $ 20.00. A tour of the facility is available free of charge Tea, Coffee etc. available for $2.00 per person. The SHRF Coolum Showroom 52 Lysaght Street, Coolum, QLD Open on first Saturday of the month And at other times by appointment. Cars 'n' Coffee is on the first Saturday morning of each month. Held at the German Bakehouse - across the road from the Foundation Showroom. The Showroom is open during this monthly event.

  • Information | hrfoundation

    Information We hope our website provides you with a variety of information on not just the Sir Henry Royce Foundation in Australia, but other items, photos, articles and documents of interest connected to the English engineer and car designer. We hope you enjoy the site. Sir Frederick Henry Royce Born: 27 March 1863 Died: 22 April 1933 ​ OBE - awarded in 1918 Baronet of Seaton in the County of Rutland - created in 1930 for services to British Aviation Married: Minnie Punt in 1893 - separated in 1912 Sir Henry had no children ​ Royce lived by the motto "Whatever is rightly done, however humble, is noble"

  • Car Collection - Shadow | hrfoundation

    Ex Vice-Regal Silver Shadow Chassis Number LRH24643 A new Rolls-Royce for the Governor of Victoria was ordered in July 1975. The model was a Silver Shadow with a long wheel base and a division which the company had first produced for Princess Margaret. The colour scheme for vice-regal cars is Black over Cardinal Red with a parchment interior. The coachbuilt features of the car include an everflex roof, a privacy rear window, dual air conditioning systems and dual stereo systems. As the Governor has diplomatic immunity, the car (particularly the division) was exempt from the Australian Design Rules. Chassis number LRH24643 was shipped in July 1976 in a container on the ‘Kangourou” and delivered to the Governor on 8 September 1976. This car is the third of four Rolls-Royce cars purchased by the People of Victoria for Sir Henry Winneke during his term as Governor of Victoria. As the vice-regal car, it was not registered and displayed only the Royal Crown while conveying the Governor to all official events including hosting Prince Charles and other foreign dignatories. After 80,000 kilometers the car was traded in on its replacement and first registered in November 1978. In private hands the car was enjoyed by a property developer, a solicitor, a company director and as a wedding hire car until acquired by the Henderson family in July 1992 with 200,000 kilometers on the dial. In the 28 year custody of the Henderson family the car received all of the maintenance it needed including repairs to the gearbox, differential, ignition, carburettors, brakes and air conditioning. While the car has never been involved in an accident, it was refurbished in 2002 with a bare metal repaint and cosmetic detailing. As a member of the Henderson family the car participated in many Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club of Australia events. Eric was President of the Victoria Branch from 2002 to 2005 and Federal President from 2006 to 2009. Eric organised many rallies and the car was used to lead Western District Weekends, Overlanders to Federal Rallies and the Australian leg of the Centennial World Tour in 2004. The Henderson family is pleased that the Sir Henry Royce Foundation is the next custodian and will ensure that the provenance and significance of this car, now 45 years old with 315,000 kilometres on the dial, is preserved for future generations. The Car : Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Year : 1976 Registration : GOV Chassis No : LRH24643 Coach: Saloon LWB with Division Lineage : Australian Commonwealth Ex Vice Regal car Special Features: an everflex roof, a privacy rear window, dual air conditioning systems and dual stereo systems ​

  • Quotations | hrfoundation

    Quotations Sir Henry Royce has several famous quote attributed to him. Some of his most famous ones we've listed here. ​ "Strive for perfection in everything we do." "Take the best that exists and make it better. "Whatever is rightly done, however humble, is noble." "Accept nothing nearly right or good enough". "The quality will remain long after the price is forgotten." "When it does not exist, design it." "I have only one regret … that I have not worked harder."​