Booleroo Steam and Traction Preservation Society Inc

Booleroo Steam and Traction Preservation Society Inc

Our Museum covers an undercover area of 2,500 sq metres. It contains an extensive collection of tractors, stationary engines, steam engines plus collections of bottles, tractor seats, magnetos and other early farm memorabilia. Each year we hold a Rally on the last Sunday in March (or the first Sunday in April - to avoid the Easter weekend) when the machines are started and displayed outside.

Address: 
Arthur Street, Booleroo Centre, SA
Tel: 
0886672050
Hours: 
By appointment
Admission: 
By donation
Facilities: 
Limited wheel chair access, guided tours
Collection: 
Our collection contains steam engines, vintage and veteran tractors, stationary engines and historic farming equipment.
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Items

Caterpillar Tractor

Creator:
Holt Manufacturing Co
Description:
Originally used on a farm at Appila where it pulled 3 ploughs - completing 100 acres in 34 hours using 3-4 gallons of fuel per hour. It also had a hitch made for it so it could pull 2 harvesters at one time.
Date:
Early 1920's
Item Id Number:
T77

Adelaide, Southern Australia

Steam Roller

Vertical Boiler Tandem Roller

Vertical Boiler Tandem Roller
Creator:
Aveling and Porter
Description:
Purchased new by Adelaide City Council. Developed to work with bituminous toppings which were becoming widely used in road making, and more importantly to enable it to compete (unsuccessfully) with the rapidly improving internal combustion powered vehicles.
Date:
1927
Item Id Number:
S11

Adelaide, Southern Australia

Tractor

Creator:
Benz Sendlina
Description:
The world's first commercially produced full injection compression ignition (diesel) tractor. It has paper ignition start. To make starting easier on cold mornings a kerosene tank was fitted by E Shrapel and Son Ltd of Tanunda, SA.
Date:
1925
Item Id Number:
T14

Adelaide, Southern Australia

Ploughing Engine

Single Cylinder Steam

Creator:
Fowler
Description:
One of a pair delivered new to Mutooroo, SA in 1876 along with associated ploughs and scoop. The main work was dam scooping. An odd feature is backhand steering which requires the steering wheel to be turned in the opposite direction to normal.
Date:
1876
Item Id Number:
S24

Adelaide, Southern Australia

Stationary Engine

Creator:
Blackstone
Description:
Acquired from Mypolonga Pumping Station where it was last used during the 1956 River Murray floods.
Item Id Number:
E60

Adelaide, Southern Australia