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Old 19-02-18, 18:01
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I have just acquired this generator set, but I need some help identifying the manufacturer and age ? The large data plate on the flywheel housing is too rusted to give any answers
If possible where do I find a manual and parts, maybe a carburettor and definitely condensators

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Old 19-02-18, 19:13
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I am not a generator knowledgeable person but this thread might help you

http://www.mapleleafup.net/forums/sh...ad.php?t=12391
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Old 20-02-18, 00:00
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It looks like the standard British "Charging Set 300 Watt, ED" that someone has painted white.

Could be either 15 volt or 30 volt output, depending on age. (WW2 up to 1970s).

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Old 20-02-18, 08:20
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could be Chris, I took the cage of yesterday and the bolts where Whitworth, and the brass plate says WD serial no
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Old 20-02-18, 09:52
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I'm guessing Johnson chore horse?
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Old 20-02-18, 14:09
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I'm with luke on this one...but there are a few wee changes..


a thing of rare beauty, regardless
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Old 20-02-18, 14:57
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could be a British BSA version as well
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Old 25-02-18, 00:43
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Hi
I have just acquired this generator set, but I need some help identifying the manufacturer and age ? The large data plate on the flywheel housing is too rusted to give any answers
If possible where do I find a manual and parts, maybe a carburettor and definitely condensators
Hi Niels,
See photos below. I have a 1958 Canadian Army manual for a generator set that looks to be a match to your unit. The cover is a bit dirty, but otherwise the manual is in great condition (38 pages). Let me know if you are interested in more details.
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Old 25-02-18, 14:00
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I think it is a post war BSA unit, if you look at the picture of the chore horse then you can see that the box with the Amp meter is slightly smaller on the Canadian unit .There is a extra bit added on the lift side of the white one,
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Old 25-02-18, 14:08
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The clues to it being a BSA set are there in the picture, a Joe Lucas ammeter and the little plate on generator cover with 'WD Serial no' and generator makers initials on it.
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Old 26-02-18, 09:21
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Thanks all for the help.
So it seems to be a wartime BSA
I had a look the busted condenser's and they are date June 44.
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The earliest reference found so far to war-time manufactured BSA Chorehorses is an exhibition presumably immeadiately post war where a Chorehorse is visiable in a photogragh. The assumption is that BSA manufacture started very late or post-war so if yours is definitly war-time dated you have a very rare example. Can you show the dates on the components which may of course be use of components still in storage.

Canadian models also have aluminum fuel tanks up to steel on british ones.
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Old 04-03-18, 19:15
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Hi Neil
I think mine is a iron fuel tank but will check,
here is the best picture I could get of one of the dates compnents.
The original paint i can find is a bit lighter and more dull than the post was sets I have seen
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Old 05-03-18, 12:38
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Odd the way things happen around this site...Never saw a Genny like this before, and now another shows up in Belguim.

http://www.mapleleafup.net/forums/sh...ad.php?t=28643
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Old 05-03-18, 12:53
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The one on this thread is another Canadian model. British ones are very common in the UK as manufacture continued presumably into the 1960's but Canadian examples are rare. I loaded a skip full Canadian Chorehorses a few years ago which feature on a thread on this site, but they were all past saving and incomplete.
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Old 05-03-18, 13:45
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I have a Canadian example, given to me many years ago by a friend of my father who had it on his boat. He couldn't get it to start so threw it out as a lost cause. He had a good spark so cleaned the carb , making a new flange gasket when refitting it.

Having forgotten to cut the centre hole in the gasket, he was certainly making it hard for himself......
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Old 05-03-18, 13:46
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I have few of these , 2 BSA ones and presumably post war and two war time Canadian chore horses .
There is one of the chore horses at a friend his place that I need to pick up.

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Old 05-03-18, 14:23
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The actual design is pre-war so purchased basically off the shelf.

Makes you wonder what agreement BSA had with Johnsons to manufacture.

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