Lister lighting set

Discussion in 'Identification' started by ironandbrass, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. ironandbrass

    ironandbrass New Member

    Hi.
    Can any of you guys help me identify the Lister on this generator set.
    The plate reads, as I can make out, Type h, spec 13hg, HP 12 (but i think it must be 1/2), 450 rpm. I cant find much reference to a type h Lister, but im sure that is whats printed on the plate
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  2. petternut

    petternut Administrator

    The Lister H was the smallest (at 1 1/2 hp) and was replaced by the Lister D c1926. Yours seems to have been modified a bit and personally I'd keep the set as it is.

    David Edgington's excellent "know your Listers booklet" is what you need.

    hth
    Roland
     
  3. ironandbrass

    ironandbrass New Member

  4. petternut

    petternut Administrator

    Nice. It would be interesting to know what the plates on your dynamo and s/b say as both look like std. Lister items though possibly somewhat later.
    Your Petter set illustrates nicely that one could buy the bits from both Lister and Petter and assemble the set on site.

    hth
    Roland
     
  5. ironandbrass

    ironandbrass New Member

    I will check the plates and post here
     
  6. Victoria

    Victoria Member

    Try and get the serial number which is on the plate or failing that, should be stamped on the flywheel faces. I mentioned the engine to David Edgington today and I can get you the original consignee and date possibly, with the ser no info.

    You will have a problem if you try and restore it to original as it needs a carburettor and as far as I can see, a fuel pump.

    I have a 2hp version 1920 with an interesting history.

    Eric
     
  7. Numpty1

    Numpty1 Member

    I'm not sure this engine is missing a carb. HG in the spec says this was a gas engine according to the Yellow Bible. If so quite a rarity and well worth sending some good pics to David Edgington. Looks like the grooved flywheel might be original too.
     
  8. ironandbrass

    ironandbrass New Member

    The generator is made by Mawdsleys Ltd, Bursley Glos. Volts 50/75, Amps 13.5
    The switch board has no makers name that i can see but it was supplied by Bacon and Curtis, Bournemouth. It looks identical to the one on my Petter lighting set which is made by Stanley Cooper & Co Ltd or Bournemouth. Both this lister and the Petter come from the same estate.
    This Lister will be up for sale soon
     
  9. ironandbrass

    ironandbrass New Member

    How can I contact David Edgington?
     
  10. Victoria

    Victoria Member

    Go to <www.stationaryenginebooks.co.uk/> and find his email address from there
    Eric
     
  11. Victoria

    Victoria Member

    Admittedly the HG would signify a gas engine but I once owned a Lister J gas engine and that carb does not look like a gas carb to me. Also there is a glass bowl fuel filter. If at one time it WAS a gas engine it looks as though someone has done a retro-petrol conversion to it at the same time as they inverted the crankcase cover adding that strange breather pipe.

    What it needs to find out is the serial number which can be found on the flywheel rim radially to the key head usually as well as on the plate. Grooved flywheel would be original on an engine designated to a genset.

    Given the ser no, I can ask DWE for you
    Eric
     
  12. Philipagri

    Philipagri Member

    Its a shame not to restore it, will you be selling the set through this forum or the dreaded e***y?
     
  13. ironandbrass

    ironandbrass New Member

    Im selling on behalf of a friend so which ever method makes them the most I suppose. I like the idea of selling though this site but I have no idea what its worth
     
  14. petternut

    petternut Administrator

    Whatever some one will pay ;-)

    ttfn
    Roland
     
  15. ironandbrass

    ironandbrass New Member

    The serial number is 34818
     
  16. Victoria

    Victoria Member

    Being dealt with, watch this space!!
    Eric
     
  17. Victoria

    Victoria Member

    A 1 1/2 hp H type Gas engine built on 22/3/23 and sold to Bryan Donkin of Chesterfield---Donkin took many Lister gas engines especially A & B types; for more detail on the gas engines see David Edgington's book Lister A & B type Story.

    Eric pp DWE
     
  18. ironandbrass

    ironandbrass New Member

    Thats amazing how did you find that info?
     
  19. Victoria

    Victoria Member

    Go back through previous posts on this thread and I followed my own advice (and Rolands) to you

    Eric
     
  20. ironandbrass

    ironandbrass New Member

    Thanks to all for the help in identyfing this engine. It is now up for sale, yes on the dreaded fee-pay
     

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