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How to / DIY => Generators => Topic started by: Johndoh on May 12, 2019, 10:04:36 PM

Title: Anyone know what this is?
Post by: Johndoh on May 12, 2019, 10:04:36 PM
https://www.adverts.ie/power-tools/old-generator-vintage/17921345#comment_114551208
Title: Re: Anyone know what this is?
Post by: sirpedrosa on May 13, 2019, 01:08:13 AM
Hi JD

It's a 12V compressor, I think!

And the seller think it's gold plated.

BR
VP
Title: Re: Anyone know what this is?
Post by: EdDee on May 13, 2019, 09:33:35 AM
That thar be ye olde 12vdc 24A four stroke gennie... Minus carb, silencer and a bit of tinware....
Title: Re: Anyone know what this is?
Post by: oldgoat on May 13, 2019, 10:49:03 AM
We used them to recharge army radio batteries. If I remember we could only drag  about 10 amps out of them.  But that was in the middle of the last century.
Title: Re: Anyone know what this is?
Post by: ajaffa1 on May 13, 2019, 11:11:29 AM
Unless I am much mistaken, that is a cooper RV1 four stroke petrol engine, they were manufactured in Australia under license from the Iron Horse engine company in the USA. The piston pump and Southern Cross set up I am currently working on would originally have had a Cooper RV1 engine. They were made here in the 1940`s.

Bob
Title: Re: Anyone know what this is?
Post by: Johndoh on May 14, 2019, 01:05:06 AM
So its useless? Thanks guys
Title: Re: Anyone know what this is?
Post by: mikenash on May 14, 2019, 09:02:05 AM
Maybe it's an old one of these

See this guy's blurb?  From the would-be seller/dreamer

https://www.trademe.co.nz/business-farming-industry/industrial/generators/petrol/listing-2060942732.htm?rsqid=8b32ecaaf91e4bf7b69a001f52013255-001