Lister A and B type engines mark the transition from very heavy, low technology engines to smaller and lighter units taking advantage of wartime developments. Better fuels, lubricating oils, materials and production methods at this time all contributed to new designs with weight reduction of approximately 50% for a 5HP engine.
Introduction of lighter (and hence cheaper) engines coincided with high demand for industrial and agricultural power units. Both A and B type engines became instanly popular as small diesels had not yet been developed.
In this book David Edgington explores the history, origins, and development of two engines which quickly established themselves in the RA Lister manufacturing programme. David, as we have come to expect, researched the content of this book meticulously, and has made another significant contribution to stationary engine history.
This book is a 'must have' for all enthusiasts.