Western Electric generator

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Western Electric generator

Post by willy » Wed Jun 07, 2006 1:50 pm

Hi people;

I found this interesting antique in the woods and was wondering if anyone had any info on this critter?

Willy
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Post by willy » Wed Jun 07, 2006 3:01 pm

Here is the engine with the cooling top jacket removed.
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Post by willy » Wed Jun 07, 2006 3:06 pm

last picture. Head is removed and piston is soaking in wd-40. Some one removed the sparkplug and a mouse had made its nest inside.

So far everything is freeing up with the wd-40 and some light tapping with a 2 oz. ball peen hammer.

The engine is 3 feet tall by the same long.

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Post by willy » Wed Jun 07, 2006 3:11 pm

haha no. The hammer in the above post was left over from another project. :D

Willy

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Post by Guest » Thu Jun 08, 2006 9:57 am

A very good source of information is Harry Matthews' Smokstak: Generators forum

http://www.smokstak.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=6

You'll need to register to be able to post to the forum.

On the generators forum, do a search for Western Electric and amongst the dozen, or more, hits you'll find this interesting thread.

http://www.smokstak.com/forum/showthrea ... n+Electric

Regards,

Orrin

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Post by jimleroy » Sun Nov 11, 2007 11:18 am

this gen look like the one that had been used during days of exploring fantastic caverns. cavern is located in missouri

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