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Electrion Power & Light 32 Volt Genset (Canadian Linderman)


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Default Electrion Power & Light 32 Volt Genset (Canadian Linderman)

Hi Fellow restorers,

Last year I acquired an unusual little genset that was offered to me. It had a nice big brass maker plate on it that stated it was an Electrion made by the Canadian Linderman Co. Ltd. Woodstock, Ontario. When I first got it, I got straight onto the net to get info about it. I searched for hours and came up with 2 ads from 1934 and nothing else. One add had a small picture of the genset fully enclosed in a cabinet. The one I have has no such cabinet.

Has anyone heard of this genset and can point me to some technical info about the motor or generator.

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Can you post a picture of it.
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Not easily, its sitting high up on the pallet racking in my overcrowded shed. I'll see what I can do tomorrow morning to take a photo or two. Do you know something about this Genset?

The other ad I mentioned in my original post was just all text and it seems that a bit of it was lost during the OCR scanning process. Make of it what you will:

"Canadian Linderman Company Limited
Woodstock, Ontario

A Very Compact Lighting Plant

The Canadian Linderman Company Ltd., are now niac-
ins their 1,000 watt power and lighting plant "Electrion" on
the market. This is a self-contained 32 volt, electric generating unit,
battery type, which has a number of special features.
It is semi-automatic or full automatic as required, and as the
reproduction indicates, is enclosed in a metallic case which is
(lii.il proof and practically weather-proof. A feature that the
Linderman company considers exceedingly valuable is what
they call the "control case." This includes all the vital electric
apparatus in the plant, combined in one removable unit.
This complete unit slides in and out like a table drawer, and
should there be any failure in the operation of the plant it
is almost certain to be in this control case. On account of
the ease with which this case can be removed it is taken out
and replaced by another, which the dealer carries in stock.
while the injured case is being repaired. The generator is
of the compound wound type; the bearings are S. K. V.
double row, self-aligning; the magneto is the Dixie, and the
splash system of oiling is used. The motor is 25 horse-power
actual rating. Another attractive feature of this plant
is a specially made cabinet which not only keeps the battery
clean, but is itself an attractive piece of furniture. The same
company manufacture a 110 volt full automatic 1000 watt
capacity machine. The dimensions of the electrion case are
as follows: height, 29 inches; width, 30 inches; length. 2S
inches; weight, 4.j0 lbs., or when crated 520 lbs. These
lisures apply to all types. "

I'd tend to think that it should read 2.5 horse-power.

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The reason I ask for a picture. Some companies sold units built by others,just put their name on them. Some were built by companies that went under or merged with others. A picture would help to figure out what you have. Most likely it is a rare one.
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I found these on the web. Do they look like yours?
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OK, at great personal risk I got into my overcrowded shed and took some photos of the genset.
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Here's one more photo that gives a sense of size compared to an IHC 1.5hp M type.

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Hmm........never seen one before. It's cute! Is it free or stuck?
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Nothing like I have ever seen. I will see what I can find.
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It wasn't seized when I got it. As it was originally sold enclosed in a metal case, it makes it difficult to know what the missing carby looked like or what model Dixie magy was on it.

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Thanks Tim B, at least I now know that it had a Bennett type carby whatever that is.
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