Hayward Tyler Rider Type 0.5HP Hot Air Engine 1890

  • Hayward-Tyler 'Rider' type 0.5hp hot air engine.
  • Hayward-Tyler Ltd of Luton.
  • Originally installed to power a borehole pump at Swainshill in Herefordshire.
  • Hot-air engines work on the Stirling cycle and are not very efficient.
  • However they require no boiler and can be fuelled by virtually anything combustible.
  • Power rating: 0.5hp.
  • Water lift: 33 metres (110 feet).