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Robert Ashton Lister & Company
R A Lister & Company was founded in Dursley in 1867 by Robert Ashton Lister to produce agricultural machinery. The family was originally from Yorkshire but Ashton's father (George Lister) relocated to Dursley in 1817.

The company started producing petrol engines early in the 20th century, mainly to power sheep-shearing equipment. In 1929, the first of Lister's own design of "CS" (cold start) diesel engine was made in Dursley. The CS is a slow running (600 rpm), reliable engine, suitable for driving electric generators or irrigation pumps. It has been widely used, especially in less-developed countries, where its robustness and ease of maintenance are highly valued citation needed.

Production of these engines in England ended in 1987 but a number of Indian manufacturers have since continued production of "Listeroids" or clones copied from the CS design. These engines are used in India and also exported to other countries, including Australia and the USA. Recently there has been an upsurge in interest in these engines and their unique capabilities for long-term elecrical generation or pumping. They are becoming increasingly popular for "off grid" or "remote" uses, partially because of their ability to use a large variety of alternate fuels and ease of maintainence and repair.

R A Lister & Company was taken over by the Hawker Siddeley Group in 1965, and merged in 1986 with Petter Diesels to form Lister-Petter Ltd.
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Briggs & Straton 3hp


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Briggs & Straton 3hp powering an anchor winch aboard the Luxe Motor Watergeus390 viewsAug 15, 2007
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Briggs & Straton 3hp powering an anchor winch aboard the Luxe Motor Watergeus388 viewsAug 15, 2007
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Lister LD1 1 cyl.766 viewsJan 22, 2007

 
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