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Title: Found old lister generator
Post by: oldantics on July 01, 2018, 11:51:12 PM
Hi need help.. found an old lister generator in my grannies old barn. It's not working but still in decent shape. Was hoping someone would know from the pictures I will add what age it is or if it's worth anything?
Title: Re: Found old lister generator
Post by: AdeV on July 02, 2018, 12:05:29 AM
Hi Oldantics,

If you can find the serial number, that will help us date the engine accurately.
Title: Re: Found old lister generator
Post by: oldantics on July 02, 2018, 12:07:09 AM
Why won't it let me add pictures on this think it saying file size too big.
Title: Re: Found old lister generator
Post by: oldantics on July 02, 2018, 12:15:15 AM
Not sure if I'm reading the serial number but there's a number here 9270/13..
Think it also says
KVA 1.25
Phase 1
Cycles 50
Volts 230
RPM 1500
Title: Re: Found old lister generator
Post by: AdeV on July 02, 2018, 09:45:23 AM
Hi,

I think thatís the alternator plate rather than the engine plate.

Re your photos - most pictures straight from the camera are huge... you need to use some software to resize them smaller. If you use Windows, then I highly recommend Faststone Resizer - free, easy to use, and very versatile.
Title: Re: Found old lister generator
Post by: oldantics on July 04, 2018, 08:05:26 AM
Finally got a way of getting the pictures up
https://www.gumtree.com/p/generators/lister-generator-engine/1305082037
Title: Re: Found old lister generator
Post by: Boxelder on July 04, 2018, 09:13:48 AM
Oh man, that is gorgeous!  Original base and everything.  Wow.
Title: Re: Found old lister generator
Post by: oldantics on July 04, 2018, 01:05:22 PM
Can anyone help with the age of it by the pictures? Has to be at least 1930s or 1940s.
Title: Re: Found old lister generator
Post by: AdeV on July 04, 2018, 04:10:28 PM
Looks like an FR1 engine, which puts it sometime after the end of WW2. Canít help with an actual date without the engine serial number Iím afraid.

http://www.oldengine.org/members/diesel/ListerData/frtech.htm