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Little Herbert

A cache by stevieboy1984 Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 07/24/2012
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Little Herbert

My first cache!

Should be a quick find, beware of the muggles, as it's opposite a pub and next to a busy shop!

Being an urban cache, it is easily accessible, although wheelchair users will probably not be able to retrieve the cache.

This is a micro cache near the plaque!

Herbert

This cache marks the invention of the Diesel Engine in Fenny Stratford

The world's first successful heavy oil engines were invented and built by Herbert Akroyd Stuart in Fenny Stratford. 
 
There is a plaque commemorating this at the westerly end of Denmark Street in Fenny Stratford opposite The Foundry public house - though the location of Akroyd Stuart's workshop is usually given as "Bletchley", which is a larger town adjoining Fenny Stratford. These engines were precursors to what is now known as the Diesel engine: Rudolf Diesel based his designs (1892) on Akroyd Stuart's proven inventions (1890) of direct (airless) fuel injection and compression ignition. An experimental model was tried out at the offices of the Fenny Stratford Times Newspaper, and the first production models were installed at the nearby Great Brickhill Waterworks where they were in operation from 1892 to 1923. (It has been argued that engines of this type might have become known as "Akroyds", had Diesel not been a rather paranoid person not prone to giving other inventors credit.)

FTF Goes to Royth! You didn't hang about, well done!!!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Yvggyr Ureoreg vf n ful fyht naq fgnlf bhg bs ernpu! (Zntargvp Ovfba ghor)

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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