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Old 03-10-2011, 01:50:49 AM
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Several years ago I came across a very small generator at an antique shop. I mean you could hold it in one hand. I think it put out 100 watts. The engine was probably the same as a string trimmer. I never forgot that little thing, any idea what it was?

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First one that comes to mind is an Ohlsson & Rice 'Tiny Tiger'.
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Default Re: Really tiny generator

she smallest one I ever had was a korean war vintage signal corps 12VDC
2 heavy output cables and a control box with a switch for battery charging
or radio operation [carbon pile regulator]

the engine was a very small 4 cycle rope start the whole thing about 15" long
aircraft/mil shielded plug the tank held about a quart.
then like new [sorry long gone along with a box of spare parts]
wish I had pics.
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Several years ago I came across a very small generator at an antique shop. I mean you could hold it in one hand. I think it put out 100 watts. The engine was probably the same as a string trimmer. I never forgot that little thing, any idea what it was?

Denny
Was it red? Might be a Honda. They made some tiny ones back in the 60's.

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I bet I was the Tiny Tiger, or something very similar. I remember the open design. Thanks,

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ab9go i saw one almost just like that at the shop the oher day neat little rigs ehh
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I have an Ohlsson & Rice Amp Champ like the one below... similar but different than a Tiny Tiger.

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That little Champ is nice! A bit of searching has shown that O & R made many different power tools using 3 versions of that small engine.

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I had six of the little engines, some with attachments and some without. I saw a display at a show probably 10 years ago and had a bunch of them: chain saw, drill for taping maple trees, water pump, circle saw, and some more I can't remember.The diaphram in the carbutetor gave a lot of trouble.

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Hello, I got last year at a engine flea market in upstate NY a Coleman Charger/ Model PM0300810, 55amp DC continous, and 80 amp boost, with 7amp AC charger, powered via 2-cycle tech. engine, I emailed Coleman, but they have changed hands several times, and had no further info on it, anyone out there heard of this model/type of configuration? Havn't been able to find out anything else via google on it. Works great, and can be easily enough carried via the shoulder strap when cool Thanks. Brandon M.
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