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Stearns and Western Electric


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I have been working on this deal for a long time, and finally got them home.

One Stearns 1500W and two western electric 15B plants..

The Stearns is the big brother to the 850 plant I already have. The story I got on it, was that it was bought in Canada new, and brought down here. It wasn't used much and has sat for many years. It is not stuck though, and still has its hand crank. The control box is rusted but can be redone, it has glass sight tubes for the radiator, gas tank and oil level. It still has the original mag wrench with feeler gauges wired to the radiator support. I actually have a piece of factory literature that matches this plant and its dated 1920

I looked over the 15Bs. They are both complete and aren't missing the shroud covers not shown in the pics. One is a little nicer than the other, and actually has the soldered square can with a screen that sits in the fuel bowl casting; for the carb. One has a car coil and perhaps it was run bypassing the gen end. THe nicer one was used about 30 years ago. Don't know about the other one. Both have complete switchboards.

Should be interesting projects. Anyone have a wiring diagram and mechanical info?
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