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Delco and other Low Voltage DC Light Plants

Delco light plant


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Old 08-22-2015, 10:09:02 PM
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Have a Delco light plant here, it's a fairly big one and anyone know what model it is?
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Old 08-25-2015, 08:40:24 PM
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Have some more pictures here. Also, if someone knows what model the red Delco is, that would be great
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Default Re: Delco light plant

If the meter on that one light plant was a Sangamo, be careful handling it - it's a mercury-motor meter.
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Old 09-01-2015, 09:57:55 PM
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Default Re: Delco light plant

All I can tell you is that the red one was rebuilt at the Delco plant sometime during its life. Here's a good place to start though:

http://delcolight.com/10.html

Google "antique light plants" and a couple of good sites will pop up.
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Old 09-02-2015, 10:46:43 AM
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This might help
http://lbpinc.com/Light-Plant/d-id.jpg
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Good to know, turns out it is indeed mercury
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Old 09-05-2015, 11:20:59 AM
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OK, Now you got me. What is a mercury motor and how does it work?

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Old 09-05-2015, 01:28:29 PM
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Default Re: Delco light plant

While I think what NOM meant was that it was a mercury motor-meter, the old Sanskrit legends of a Golden Age included flying machines powered by mercury motors---unfortunately they also seemed to have weapons that could be cast afar, went off brighter than the sun, caught elephants on fire (not their coverings, the elephants themselves) and, if you were far enough away you weren't killed, contained a deadly poison, the only defense to it being to jump into a river and thoroughly wash everything off...
So I do hope that was not a mercury powered motor...
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The black one is a model 850. The red one is a model 8C3. The 8C3 was red new from the factory. Dale Burkman
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The plant looks like an 850 auto shut off.
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What you have there is an early model Delco Light Plant. Model: 9004. Which is simply an 850. What gives it away is the dual knife switches. I have one just like it.
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