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I bought the remains of a lighting plant yesterday which has a New-Way vertical air-cooled engine mounted on a base marked "The Marmon Chicago Co." (see photos below). It spent its working life here in south-west England, but I've no idea how it got here. I was wondering if anyone could tell me more about the Marmon Chicago Co. and perhaps supply some pictures of a complete unit that would help with restoration? Also, if anyone knows where I could obtain a suitable generator and switchboard that would be of great help too. I will get some better photos of my engine when we unload it, but you might be able to make out the large (Kingston?) carburettor that is fitted.

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David I have a MARCO lighting plant 1500 watt built in the 1920's{this is the Trade name used by the Marmon company}. It is complete except for the chain guard. I can send some pictures. Send me your E- Mail address and other information you may need on this plant. Dale
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Default Re: Marmon Chicago Co. lighting plant

Just giving this a bump... I talked to a New-Way collector at Rollag in 2011 who mentioned that a Marco lighting plant minus the engine was sold at auction in the Eastern US a few years before. I would obviously be very interesting in locating and perhaps purchasing this if possible, so if anyone can give me any leads I would greatly appreciate it!

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P.S. Dale, thanks for the reply, and glad I was able to make contact with you!
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I have received as a gift from a good friends estate, It has been taken apart and cleaned. I would like to reassemble this engine, but I have no idea what if any thing is missing, other than the switch pannel.The only photo I can find is in the Big Yellow Book page 290. Any help out their.
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Default Re: Marmon Chicago Co. lighting plant

Here is an awesome site for New Way engines and a new pdf brochure for the Marco/Marmon.
I have one also that is buried. Let me know if you need a picture of a specific item, I will try and get it for you. Keep us informed on your progress and post some pictures !
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http://newwaystation.blogspot.com/20...t-new-way.html
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