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What kind of primer?

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Old 08-01-2005, 10:03:24 PM
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Found this little prime cup in a box of stuff. It has a lid that closes over the cup. Anyone know what kind of engine it may have been on? thanks
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Default Re: What kind of primer?

More than likely it came of a early automobile engine. Most car engines had them up to middle twentys. Used for priming engine in cold weather. Most primers did not have "lid" to keep out the dirt.. My 1923 Dodge engine has a priming cup for each cylinder.
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This type of priming cup is typical of teen vintage tractors, specificaly John Deere. i.e. Model D with priming cup port on top of cylinder. There is a different variant of this style priming cup with an angled design for mounting on clyinder sides. Its a great design, as the lid keeps all the dirt from accumilating in the cup in between use.
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Default Re: What kind of primer?

The 6hp John Deere E also uses that style of cup.
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Default Re: What kind of primer?

That HAS to be a ROBERTS priming cup as used by Hart Parr and John Deere.
How many do you HAVE???
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