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oldantics

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Found old lister generator
« 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?
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AdeV

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Re: Found old lister generator
« Reply #1 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.
Cheers!
Ade.
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1x Lister CS Start-o-Matic (complete, runs)
0x Lister JP4 :( - Sold to go in a canal boat.

oldantics

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Re: Found old lister generator
« Reply #2 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.

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Re: Found old lister generator
« Reply #3 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

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Re: Found old lister generator
« Reply #4 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.
Cheers!
Ade.
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1x Lister CS Start-o-Matic (complete, runs)
0x Lister JP4 :( - Sold to go in a canal boat.

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« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2018, 08:05:26 AM »

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Re: Found old lister generator
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2018, 09:13:48 AM »
Oh man, that is gorgeous!  Original base and everything.  Wow.

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Re: Found old lister generator
« Reply #7 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.

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« Reply #8 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
Cheers!
Ade.
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1x Lister CS Start-o-Matic (complete, runs)
0x Lister JP4 :( - Sold to go in a canal boat.