How many of us know that there lies a master piece of Automobile Engine in the premises of Pinjore Gardens? I have seen the tourists and the visitors just passing through this engineering work without even noticing it properly. Let me share with my readers that this engine reflects the past history of automobile & agricultural industry of England. It is the reminiscence of Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies of England, who were the pioneers in manufacturing agricultural implements initially. The company was founded in 1789 with H.Q. at Ipswich England.
Ransomes Jeffries, Sims was a major British agricultural machinery maker. This company produced wide range of products like ploughs, lawn movers, trolley buses and a variety of harvesters. It is said that they also manufactured aeroplanes during the First World War.
I tried to get the details about this marvelous piece and the reminiscence of the past from the officials and administrator of the garden but not much information was provided. After getting the help from some mechanical and automobile engineers from my known circle I was informed that the said engine could be a portable engine used for agricultural engineering. But whatever the case may be this master piece of engineering work and art connects us with the past. At Pinjore Garden it is indeed a fusion of British Engineering and the Mughal Architecture.
(In the initial publishing of this story it was incorrectly reported that Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies had become defunct in 1998. In fact, the company was purchased by the US conglomerate, Textron Inc., and renamed Ransomes Jacobsen after it was merged with another of their businesses, Jacobsen, based in Charlotte, North Carolina, in the US.)