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Western Electric generator
Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 1:50 pm
I found this interesting antique in the woods and was wondering if anyone had any info on this critter?
Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 3:01 pm
Here is the engine with the cooling top jacket removed.
Posted: 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.
Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 3:11 pm
haha no. The hammer in the above post was left over from another project.
Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 9:57 am
A very good source of information is Harry Matthews' Smokstak: Generators forum
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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
Posted: 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