During World War I, the factory was focused solely on War Department production, producing petrol engines, lighting sets and munitions. Charles Ashton Lister managed the company's business in North America and was based in Canada.
The company was eventually turned round under Percy's control, aided by the introduction in 1926 of the Lister Auto-Truck, used to move goods around factories, railway stations and dockyards the world over; production continued until 1973.
These events are roughly from February 2005 to April 2006.
First I had to get the main system components together, including collecting the engine from a farm in Somerset, getting it to run on the trailer/engine chassis and then installing it in my rather old garden shed.
It is important to remember however that in some cases, engine serial numbers were stamped incorrectly or failed to follow the specified pattern.
If you are not comfortable/at home with any of these, then perhaps this project is not for you.
There are plenty of other interesting things to buy on ebay! A couple of years ago, I first read about an old slow speed diesel engine that was being used to provide a rugged source of power for off-grid remote locations.
In recent centuries, since the advent of modern science, most medicine has become a combination of art and science (both basic and applied, under the umbrella of medical science).
While stitching technique for sutures is an art learned through practice, the knowledge of what happens at the cellular and molecular level in the tissues being stitched arises through science.