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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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Old 07-14-2019, 04:01:42 PM
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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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Default Re: Comical Kato Generator, Briggs Model 23 Ad

Do "THOSE" people know the fotos aren't worth a shit? c-list is full of it 2!
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Default Re: Comical Kato Generator, Briggs Model 23 Ad

I contacted the seller and offered my thoughts on his listing.
Just bashing him here is not helpful. Below is a copy of what I said:

"Hello. I am writing you about the generator you have listed - Item # 273930270907.
While I am an old generator enthusiast and collector, I will not be bidding on this unit simply because I am half way across the country from you. That said, I would like to pass along a couple of thoughts. While your price is certainly reasonable, you are not helping yourself with the completely unreadable pictures of the tags. Providing them was a good idea, but nobody can read them. If you can add the information on the tags to your description, that would help a lot. At least provide the rated watts on the generator tag.
A Briggs & Stratton Model 23 is NOT 23 HP. It is a 23 cubic inch displacement engine. Maximum rated HP on it is 9.5 at 3600 RPM.
I am not trying to offend or insult you. I am on an on-line forum that discusses old generators and yours came up. Just thought I would offer constructive information to help you sell your unit.
Have a good day,"


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"Ok thank you"

Now we'll just have to see if anything changes in the listing.
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