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Marrio241

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Help and any assistance please
« on: March 29, 2023, 06:19:30 PM »
Hi Iím looking for information on a Lister B56 stationary engine 3.5HP
Serial number 72555
RPM600
Looking to see if I can identify when it was manufactured and likely usage
Many thanks

38ac

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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2023, 12:55:44 AM »
B56 Is not a model number to my knowledge?  However 3.5 HP ant 600 RPM makes sence as. CS 3/1. Are you certain you read the tag correctly. Post everytbing on the tag or a clear readable picture of it. If it is a CS 3/1 that serial. umber places it in 1949
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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2023, 11:18:20 AM »
B56 may be a casting number somewhere, these often get confused with model numbers.
Small engines like that would drive water pumps and gensets for starters
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« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2023, 02:29:51 PM »
Hi thanks for replying
Please find pictures hopefully

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« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2023, 02:35:37 PM »
I understand it may be called a lister junior I think it was used as an electrical generator Iíve posted two pictures I canít see them listed though

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« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2023, 07:11:11 PM »
Ah, I never thought about it being a gasoline fuel engine.
. Yes it is a model B spec 56. My serial refferance dates it between 1926-1929. For some reason tbe years between are not broken down.
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« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2023, 07:50:11 PM »
Thank you for that very interesting is there anything else you can tell ?
If it was for say war department use would it have different markings serial numbers etc

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« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2023, 02:56:23 AM »
 If you search for Doreen Edgington plus Lister records I belive she is still providiing a service since here husband Davis passed. If so she can tell you when and where it was shipped and to what agent or buyer.
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« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2023, 11:19:30 AM »
Oh dear, how easily we forget and especially easier when it is something a bit rare. Nice engine, hope you can track down the history and get it running again
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