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Old Western Electric Power and Light Set


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Old 08-17-2007, 06:36:40 PM
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Default Old Western Electric Power and Light Set

I found this in my grandmother's basement. Anyone know anything about it?

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Supersize tag at: http://tad.grosvenor.org/albums/Misc...6/CIMG3810.jpg

The thing is behind a lot of other stuff, but I got a shot of the top:


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Tad
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ah! looks like Fuller Johnson engine! I hope is correct?


go look close this http://www.oldengine.org/members/lozzi/lightplant.htm


if it is F&J engine, they're hard find in complete.
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Thanks! Looks like the 8B to me. I'll try to get some better photos next time I'm down there. Do you have any idea what it weighs? 200lbs? 500lbs? 800lbs?

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Default Re: Old Western Electric Power and Light Set

Nazrat;

A Model-850 Delco-Light generator shipping weight is 450 Lbs. I'm guessing the Western Electric in your picture will be about the same.

"DELCO DON" Southern Illinois
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The 1926/27 Graybar catalogue list the 8DC with a shipping weight of 900# and the 15DC as 1300#, this includes a 32 volt battery set which the book lists as 670#. This would make the 8DC at 270# (sounds a tad light) and the 15DC at 630# which seems about right, even though I haven't moved my 15 in a few years.
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