Archive from Friday 24 October 2008
For those of you that are interested in the varied Work carried out by D. Napier & Son Ltd, over the last Two Hundred Years, we are trying to put together a definitive list of places that hold examples. Please bear with us as this is no easy task, and will be under construction and review for sometime to come. If you know of any additions or corrections that can be made.
Please let us know.
Arromanches D-day museum Normandy, France There is a Sabre engine on display in the museum.
Baby Deltic Baby Deltic Project This restoration is at the DPS Depot at Barrow Hill and is presently installed in its test-bed loco no. 37372
Brenzett Aero Museum Sabre Mk IIa from a crash site
Beaulieu Motor Museum Napier ‘Gordon Bennett’ 1903 racing car
Brooklands Museum Lion Mk XIA Special incomplete
Lion Engined Railton Land Speed World Record Car.
CAEN Memorial Museum Caen, Normandy, France In the entrance hall there is a full scale reproduction of a Typhoon which was shot down near Caen during the battle of Normandy.
Deltic Preservation Society Barrow Hill A number of Deltic Engines and Locomotives.
Eight Deltic 18-25B
Dumfries & Galloway Aviation Museum Gazelle Mk 100
Fleet Air Arm Museum Gazelle Mk 601
Gosport Aviation Society Gazelle unknown Mk
Halifax Bank of Scotland Edinburgh Coin Weighing Machine
Imperial War MuseumDuxford Lion Mk 1B
Sabre Mk VII
Gazelle Mk 16101
International Helicopter Museum Eland 504
Gazelle Mk 100
4 Gazelle Mk 16101’s
Irish Aviation Museum Dagger Mk III
Loughborough University of Technology Gazelle ECU 16001
Madrid Mint Museum Has an example of a Napier Beam Engine(pictures on this site)
Also plans of Minting Machines.
Midland Air Museum Eland unknown Mark
Millennium Point Birmingham Lion Mk VIID two fitted in Railton World speed Record Car
Sabre Mk VII on loan to Solent Sky
National Museum of Flight at East Fortune Scotland Nomad
Museum of Flight Sea Lion
Nomad Mk I (E125)
Gazelle Mk 161
Gazelle Mk 161
Naiad unknown Mk
National Maritime Muesum, Greenwic Racing Lion Mk VIID supercharged (out of Miss Great Britain III)
National Rail Museum York The Prototype Deltic Locomotive
Two deltic 18-12A
Newark Air Museum Gazelle Mk 503
Noyer Bocage Memorial A memorial to the pilots of Typhoons in Normandy.
Perth Fremantle Museum, Western Australia Replica of the Racing car L48 first 6 cylinder 1904 (Sampson)
R C Shelley Collection Lion Mk V
RAF Cosford Lion Mk unknown
RAF Hendon Museum Lion Mk V
Lion Mk VIII
Dagger Mk VIII
Sabre Mk IIA
Sabre MkVII two engines
Gazelle Mk 100 ex Belvedere Helicopter
Gazelle Mk 10101
Double Scorpion NScD1-1
Rolls Royce Heritage Lion Mk II or V Bristol
Sabre IIa Derby
Eland Type 141 Derby
Double Scorpion NScD1-1 Derby
Triple Scorpion mock-up Derby
Gazelle Mk 101 Sectioned Scotland
Science Museum Lion Mk VIIA fitted in Miss Great Britian
Lion Mk V
Rapier Mk IV
Dagger Mk VIII (1000 bhp)
Sabre Mk IIa
Sabre Mk IIb sectioned
Two Naiad Mk unknown 1947
Nomad II (1953) Wroughton
2 Eland 141’s Wroughton
3 Eland E151’s ex-Rotodyne Wroughton
Eland No EL10 plus mock up
Experimental Turboprop from 1953
Gazelle ECU 16001
Oryx unknown Mk Gas generator for Helicopter rotor tip-drive
Limousine (from Acton2) Wroughton
1912 Napier Light Truck Chassis
Shuttleworth Collection Lion Mk VA
Rapier Mk VI
Solent Sky Museum Racing Lion MkVIIB on loan from NPHT
Sabre Mk VII
"Red Shoes" Rocket Motor on Loan from NPHT
Double Scorpion on loan from NPHT
Naiad unknown Mk
The World of Wearable Art & Classic Car Museum Nelson, New Zealand
Sabre MkVII sectioned
Firstly I would like to thank Napier Heritage for creating such an interesting web site about an amazing company. I was interested to read that the museum in Hendon has three Sabres. I know it definitely has a Mark III, I’ve seen it, but was surprised to read the claim of it possesing two mark VIIs - is this truly the case? If so what condition are they in?
Thank you for your compliments on our site, we are trying to build it up time permitting.
I have no personal experience of the Hendon Museum and have only added what I am informed is held by each Museum, I will see if any of the Committee can help
Of all the Sabre’s I’ve seen, the one in its glass case at Arromanches touched me the most..it had ditched and the reduction gear casing is cracked with view of gearing, believe the coolant pumps were gone too, etc. etc..I became expansive.. pointing out the various components to a gathering crowd who presumably didn’t understand my torrent of English but were caught up by my enthusiasm. What was moving me was the thought, just the thought, that it might have been a repaired engine this AID Approved Inspector passed of for flight at the Aldenham Test Tunnels years earlier.