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PE-75-T,  Signal Corps Power Unit, World War II , 1942, Clinton Engine Works, S/N 782

Engine: Briggs & Stratton, Model  ZZ, Type 304675, 6 HP, 2380 RPM, Bore 3", Stroke 3 1/4"

Generator: Leland, Type A,Gen. No 64412, 120 Volts AC, 22 Amps. 2500 Watts, 1800 RPM

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I have the Manual, ............................ and it runs good.
 

 

 

PE-96A,  Signal Corps Power Unit, World War II , 1942, Clinton Engine Works, S/N 782

Engine: Briggs & Stratton, Model  ZZ, Type 304675, 6 HP, 2380 RPM, Bore 3", Stroke 3 1/4"

This is a Kohler Model 800 E 21 Emergency  Plant, serial number 47347 made in January 1941.  It produces 800 Watts of 115 Volt, 60 Cycle ( Hertz ) electrical power and weighs 250 pounds.  It has an auto start feature using a 16 Volt battery. ( I plan to try a 12 Volt battery.) It also has a battery charging output.
 
The engine is a single cylender, air cooled  Briggs and Stratton Model B with a automatic choke and carboureter heater, mechanical fuel pump and crank start option. The engine runs at 1800 RPM, half that of comparable modern units. This unit predates later models which used a Kohler K series engine.
 
The plant was purchased by Jan Yoder at a farm auction in Martinsburg, W. Virginia in 2003. I acquired it form Jan in March 2004.  Some day I plan to dissemble,clean, paint and repair the plant to restore it as close to original running condition as possible.

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Ron Frosts Kohler 800 generator, drawing by Bruce Gordon from  Ed Stoller's photos ,  28 November 2007, Original Blue Print dated 4/14/47

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