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Comical Kato Generator, Briggs Model 23 Ad


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Old 07-14-2019, 02:58:32 PM
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Default Comical Kato Generator, Briggs Model 23 Ad

Can't read either of the nameplates... Would be cool if 1800 rpm... Price not bad if it is actually in good shape. Of course seller can't or won't go to the trouble to find out, hence the huge discount! Too many comical points to list!

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F273920924319
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23 hp??
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23 hp??
Yes! One hp per cubic inch! Lol, impressive for a slow speed air cooled flathead, eh?
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Default Re: Comical Kato Generator, Briggs Model 23 Ad

8.40-9hp @3600rpm depending on what version of the model 23 it is. If the governor is set to 1800rpm this engine makes 5.25hp.

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Default Re: Comical Kato Generator, Briggs Model 23 Ad

From the Ebay page:

"I Believe by doing some research this generators from the 1950s I've seen these sell close to $650"

"hate to see it piece of this Americana go towards scrapped but that would bring me quite a bit of money also" But at 10 cents per pound not even the $50 starting bid.
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Told ya it was comical!
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