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#1 rustyoldjunk OFFLINE  

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Posted February 01, 2018 - 10:52 AM

Here's an interesting little vintage piece of outdoor power equipment that just came in. I know nothing about these at all. I had never seen one until this one. Some googling shows that almost all these little engine setup a came with a generator. It appears the "air mover" is quite a bit of a rarer piece. It was used to ventilate military tents,etc from what I can tell so far. It sat outside and blew air in.
It appears to be in very good condition. It's not locked up and seems like it would run with a little tinkering. Info seems hard to come by on these little units.
I would like to find out about what year it is,what RPM it is set up to run,how much power it makes,etc.
Anybody seen any of these before ? Any I do greatly appreciated.

 

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Edited by KennyP, February 01, 2018 - 02:32 PM.
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Posted February 01, 2018 - 01:42 PM

Looks like I have some pic work to do! That's a neat item!


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Posted February 01, 2018 - 02:20 PM

I'm sorry Kenny. But thank you for your help...again. one day I may eventually get the picture thing straightened out.
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Posted February 01, 2018 - 02:23 PM

That is neat! Look carefully, there should be another plate with the info you want. Not having the plate could indicate that it was not accepted by the military. Good Luck, Rick
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Posted February 01, 2018 - 02:33 PM

I'm sorry Kenny. But thank you for your help...again. one day I may eventually get the picture thing straightened out.

Not a problem. It's easier on my neck to change them.


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Posted February 01, 2018 - 04:36 PM

iv'e seen a few military homelite generators but none of them looked like that!! nice find!!


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Posted February 02, 2018 - 04:45 PM

That's a cool find. I have a Homelite 20B-1 blower which is a newer generation of what you have and is non-military issue. I have also have a water pump which has the same engine set-up as your air handler with the inverted cylinder. Those engines are an interesting design and fun to run. I was not aware until now that Homelite made an air handler/blower in the era that they used that engine; I've only seen the pumps and generators. Unfortunately I've never found much information on them.
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