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Stearns Light Plant


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Old 07-02-2016, 08:16:23 AM
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Looking for info on Stearns light plant made in Ludington MI. I have viewed info posted by Gus and it was very helpful. Thanks in advance A. Noyes
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Rusty and dusty ... Just how I like it!!!!
Can you post some more pictures?
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More pictures.
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Picture of building light plant was rescued from. This was a cider mill building from the 1880s. The light plant set in this building since 1938 when residential electric came to this area.
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Started a new project. Restoring a Stearns light plant. If anyone has info on Sterns or American Bosch mags model # BA1ED19 I would be glad to here from you. See Pictures attached. Thanks A. Noyes
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Light plant repainted, and running. Hope to display this next summer. Any other Stearns owners out there? Unable to post pictures to forum must be trouble with connection. Will try again tomorrow.
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Here are some pictures of the finished project.
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Real nice job there. Any videos of it running? Do you have other lightplants? Thanks for sharing.
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Wow......gorgeous! A beautiful restoration of a rare plant...kinda puts my Delco Light to shame.......
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Trying to post a video. This is my first attempt, I will try to do a better job in the future. Some specs. on the light plant 3" bore 3" stroke, ball bearing mains insert rod bearings with shims on rod cap. RPM to generate 32 Volts unknown. 110 volt ac bulb in video it is illumated but not too bright as expected. Batteries 2- 12V and 1 6 Volt connected in series 30 volts DC. I welcome any advice on 32 Volt systems I am not an expert but would like to learn more. Most of my education has been from this site and other internet information. Thanks for sharing we may need this old technology in the future.

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