Every Crosley Military Generator that I've had, had a Cast Iron
engine, not a tin block. Your 53 unit will most certainly be a CIBA
Every Air Force generator that I've seen, was not usable for
household or standby use. As I recall, they are DC units, while the
Army units are 60 cycle 120/240 AC units.
Hopefully this will help.
On 1/31/2019 10:16 PM, Tom Snider
At a recent local car show I had a
gentleman come up to me and ask me if Iï¿½d be interested in a
Crosley Generatorï¿½.I now own it. I primarily wanted to keep it
from being scrapped and would like to know if someone has an
interest in it.
As per the ID plate it is a Dept. of the
Air Force Model No.EG101ES, Serial # AKEG462, built by the
Master Vibrator Co. of Dayton, OH. On 3/27/53. It is a 5KW
I understood that all generators used the
Tin Block motor, but would that still be true in 1953?
This motor is very complete with the
magneto, Carter carb, etc., but has not been run in many
years. It does have oil on the dipstick but is very milky. It
is in a metal cabinet on skids and most gauges are there and
the pan on this one has lines running through it from the
radiator. Is that for cooling the oil or for warming it in
I have pictures if anyone is interested in
I would also like any additional info on
this or Crosley generators in general.
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