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Old 08-21-2019, 12:52:32 AM
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This is a Homelite Generator Homelite Corporation New York Model D-8 110 Volt ( serial # 2 ) 600 watts 1920 or 1925 .. Would like more about you.. Would like to find more of these old homesite generator ..
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Wow, that's really neat! Looks like a very early one.
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I've got two of those, one runs good and I never got around to playing with the other. They're probably Homelite's debut into the generator business. Seems that literature is scarce on that model on that model.
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Can you send some pictures of them would like to see them ??
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Just for the record, I searched Homelite Corp. They started business in 1921. Were noted for rebranding other peoples products.
I went to my hoard of gensets, etc., and took a better at my two units. One is branded Homelite Corp., Port Chester NY., and has a Bosch Magneto. The other is branded
Homelite, Simms Magneto Co., East Orange NJ. and has a Simms mag. Serial nos. on both are in the 20,000's, both are model D.
Simms goes way back to Germany in the late 1800's, making magnetos and generators and later became Robert Bosch Co. They opened the NJ business around 1907, as Simms magneto Co. They were more than likely the original makers of these little air cooled gensets, AKA Homelite.
My Simms is rated 500 w, the Homelite 600w, both are 32 volts. Both unit almost identical except the mags and the shrouding on the Homelite.
However, any old engine collector can tell you, shrouds, housings and covers were the first parts removed and rarely put back.
I have an automotive generator somewhere that resembles the generator on the Simms.
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Can you see how much it would be to ship them to me in Ohio 45420 .. It looks like you have some more old generators there .. You like the old stuff too do you get to any shows like Portland IN. show or Coolspring PA. ?? Thanks for the pictures .. I am in to these old Homelites motors I have a lot of these .. Thanks for the information on the Generators !!!
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