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Kohler Model S Light Plant Barn Find


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I am posting for a friend who has yet to join Smokstak.

He has a barn find Kohler model S light plant and is looking for any information on it.

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Hi, was this the one that just recently sold on ebay?

Of all of the Kohler manuals I've managed to collect, I do not have one for the Model S. I believe it is 115 volt, dc, 800 watt automatic.

What questions does he have? And please post photos.

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Keith,
No, it is not the one from ebay. It is a fresh barn find it was in that location for about 30 years.

It is a 110v dc automatic start, 800watts.

We are trying to get it running again and pictures will follow later today, hopefully.

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Here are some pictures of the light plant.
We have already found the Stewart Warner vacum tank fuel pump.

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Nice! I wonder if the paint is original? I'm always trying to figure out what colors the earlier ones were....

Serial number chart shows early-ish in 1925.
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Vanman,
We suspect that the paint is original.

Out of curiosity, where did you find the serial number chart?
We are looking for plumbing and wireing diagrams with acceptable values.

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Default Re: Kohler Model S Light Plant Barn Find

It's been so long ago that I do not recall who, but it was someone here that emailed the chart to me. For the price of an email address I can send it to you too. Just contact me via email through the Stak or by PM.

I do not have any manuals for the Model S, however I suspect it is practically identical to the Model D. I have three Model Ds AND a manual. I'd be happy to scan the relevant page(s) and send those along as well. Your contriller physically looks the same. The Model D is the 1500 watt, 115 volt DC automatic.
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