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1945 O'keefe & Merritt E3 Military Generator


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Old 11-14-2017, 08:26:57 PM
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Picked this up over the weekend, spins over nice, cant wait to get it running.

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Not pictured but I got the original hand crank with it too.

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A few more.

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Default Re: 1945 O'keefe & Merritt E3 Military Generator

At 720 lbs, that's the heaviest 3 kW generator set I've ever seen. And I thought 4.0 CCKs were heavy. Yours looks like it ought to be a fun project. Thanks for the pics.

Just out of curiosity, does anyone know why the top and bottom edges of some of the data tags are scalloped? I've never seen that.
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Default Re: 1945 O'keefe & Merritt E3 Military Generator

That serial number plate looks like a plate from a addressograph machine.

I used to type addresses on a "typewriter" that stamped the letters into the aluminum plate like that that held about 5 lines of 45 characters. We used them for our mailing list up until about '88. Could address 7000+ envelopes in about 4 hours as fast as I could put the envelopes in the machine to stamp the address on.

This is what a plate looks like - see the scalloped edges on the embossed metal plate. (From http://www.addressingmachines.com/100htm.htm )


the "typewriter" looked like this one on http://www.dogtagsrus.com/6300_Series.htm



Clip the plate in the little carriage in the middle and the reel of letters spins around to the letter you press and stamps it into the plate.
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dmeed, thanks for posting that information about the addressograph machine. Not to hijack this thread, but seeing that plate brought back old memories. Years ago before computers were used, the electrical supply houses (as well as many other types of businesses, I'm sure) had these plates for each one of their customers that had an open account. When we would go into a supply house to buy material, the counter guys would put a plate with our company info in the stamping machine along with a blank invoice (ticket), and stamp it. The machine had a carbon ribbon that would advance each time it stamped. Then they would hand write all the material on the ticket and we would sign it and be on our way. Then came computers and Okidata dot matrix printers.

It just seems odd that O'keefe & Merritt would have used the scalloped plates for data plates on generators, instead of square cut plates. The scalloped edges look like they were designed to hold the aluminum plate in place on the carbon transfer stamping plates.
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Good morning. Wow. That is the third E-3 that I have ever seen. Age-wise,I believe it is newer than the M-5, and maybe a little older than the PE-197. It seems to share the older attributes of the M-5 in the shroud design, and then it shares the fuel gage cover, gas tank style,Generator vent, and a very similar instrument cluster/ control panel to the PE-197 ( while still in the same location as an M-5/6 ). That one looks beautiful! There has been one on 'bay for several months now, but it is in pieces, it is missing parts, and the guy STILL wants too much for it. Please keep us posted on your progress, and if It ever needs to find a new home, let me know. Would love to know more about the gen end, as it appears to be inherently single phase, where the M-5 and M-6 were three phase, with the M-6 having an RC network to get single phase at a lower output rating. Best of luck!
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