Johnson Iron Horse
- 21st March 2010
from Jonathan Amos-Brown re
this small battery charger. Can
anyone help identify it please.
Update 22nd March 2010:
Identified within minutes by members of the S.E.L. e-mail list as a
Johnson Iron Horse. Thanks guys.
Forbes sent me
a manual for the BSA version which was made in England by BSA under
licence. Ken Christisen also sent a scan of an advert from the Dec.1937
edition of Popular mechanics - see below.
Gray-Taylor from the cape (South Africa) also sent me an ad from the
local Farmers Weekly (August 1937) showing it on offer from Geen &
Richards in (a furniture store in Johannesburg).
in the 2 ads is that the price was the same in the U.S.A as in South
Africa (in those days US$ 2.00 was equal to 1 Pound) but the South
African offer included "2 heavy duty 6 volt batteries". I sure wish we
could buy batteries for that price today!
Footnote: Stupid me - I should have just gone out to my shed and looked at mine - they are identical :-). (In my defence, I was a bit thrown off by the different nameplate and otherwise occupied at the time - that's my story and I'm sticking to it :-))
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The ad from Popular Mechanics sent by Ken Christesen.
A Similar ad submitted by Phil Gray-Taylor from the South African Farmers Weekly
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