Re: Crosley Generator

Tom Snider <TOMSNIDER5766@...>

This is a 5KW, 120v, 60cycle, 52 amps single phase or 208v, 3 phase at 17.2 amps according to the data plate.
I am going to include several pics as one drive links (I don't know what I'm doing here but it says the file is too large and to send them that way). I'm hoping you can open them.
I'm also new to the Crosley Gang site, but I'm assuming anyone on the site can view these. Is that correct?? 

From: <> on behalf of Butch via Groups.Io <butch46988@...>
Sent: Saturday, February 2, 2019 9:59 AM
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Crosley Generator

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 engine.

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 wrote:

At a recent local car show I had a gentleman come up to me and ask me if I�d be interested in a Crosley Generator�.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 generator.

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 cold weather??

I have pictures if anyone is interested in it.

I would also like any additional info on this or Crosley generators in general.


Tom Snider


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