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Delco Table Lamp & Generator


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Old 12-09-2017, 12:39:19 PM
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Another great auction find. An original Delco table lamp and generator. The generator runs on 32 V DC and supplies power to run delco radios. I now have two of these and will have one for sale. Check the classifieds. Ron
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Funny, I was just listening to my 1934 Delco 32v 4049 radio......

Did that have a fan on the end to move air flow?. Last one I saw had one.

Have you measured the other terminals to see what the output was?

I was thinking the others might be 45V and perhaps 6V for filaments??

I saw how the electrifier was for B+, but I thought I had read that these were also used to power other battery powered radios of the time using the 32V source?

Nice find!!

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Nice finds, the lamp is neat. I'm confused on the generator. Is it a motor or generator or both??? What did it do, I see it has 90vDC out????
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Wow, and very interesting. I have an L Tatro radio from the 1930's that uses 32 volts for the filaments but requires a 90 volt battery, or maybe a genemotor that runs on 32 volt and produces 90 volts. Wish I could find a genemotor to go with the radio. Thanks
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I checked the voltage on the other terminals. There 7 terminals with no collection on #2 & #7 , #5 & #6 is the 32 V input, #1 & #4 115 V , #1 & #3 60 V , #3 & #4 54 V. This was done with no load , the voltage will drop with a load. This generator has very little output. It was made just for plate current for a few watts output at the speaker. They did have a fan , but not enough power for 6 V filament tubes. Dennis your wish s granted this motor/generator is for sale on the classifieds. Ron
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I read that the table lamps were used by salesmen. They would come out to your farm at night with a generator and bring a cord and that lamp into your kitchen and wow you with the bright safe light. Many had a outlet in the base so they could demo the Coffee pot or electric iron. They were advised to give away a small appliance if it was necessary to close the sale on your new generator.
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oops, guess I missed the chance to buy it. or else I didn't look in the right place
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