Ruston & Hornsby
|Ruston & Hornsby Ltd.
|legal form||Limited Company|
|Seat||Boultham , Lincolnshire , United Kingdom|
The Ruston & Hornsby Ltd. was a British industrial group.
The company was located in Boultham (Lincolnshire) from 1919 to 1924 . 1930 founded R & H with Bucyrus-Erie , the joint venture Ruston-Bucyrus and brought his excavator division in it. In 1966, Ruston & Hornsby was taken over by English Electric , which in turn was taken over in 1968 by General Electric Company (GEC). Diesel engine production was shifted to other subsidiaries within the English Electric group; only the turbine activities remained with R&H, which is why the company was renamed Ruston Gas Turbines. In 1985 GEC sold its shares in Ruston-Bucyrus. GEC merged its heavy machinery activities with Alsthom in 1989 to form GEC-Alsthom, which later became Alstom. Alstom sold Ruston to Siemens in 2003.
Two basic models of the Ruston-Hornsby were built with side-controlled four-cylinder in-line engines with a displacement of 2.6 l and 3.3 l respectively. The mid-range cars had a very good reputation and were ultimately unable to survive on the market during the global economic crisis .
|model||Construction period||cylinder||Displacement||power||at speed||wheelbase|
|A1 (16/20 hp)||1919-1924||4 row||2613 cc||35 bhp (26 kW)||2000 min -1||2972 mm|
|A2 (20 hp)||1920||4 row||3308 cc||45 bhp (33 kW)||2000 min -1||2972 mm|
|A3 (20/25 hp)||1921-1924||4 row||3308 cc||45 bhp (33 kW)||2000 min -1||3200 mm|
|B1 (16/20 hp)||1923-1924||4 row||2613 cc||35 bhp (26 kW)||2000 min -1||2972 mm|
|B2 (20 hp)||1923-1924||4 row||3308 cc||45 bhp (33 kW)||2000 min -1||3200 mm|
- David Culshaw & Peter Horrobin: The Complete Catalog of British Cars 1895–1975 . Veloce Publishing plc. Dorchester (1999). ISBN 1-874105-93-6
- Bernd Müller: Rebirth of an Imp.Siemens , December 12, 2018, accessed on March 23, 2020 (English).