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Mike DeMaria's Delco-Light Light Plant
Delco-Light Light Plant
Model Number - 600
Serial Number - 160067
Owner - Mike DeMaria, Rockfall , CT

The Delco Plant pictured was found in a ditch in Berlin CT sometime in the mid-seventies. It then sat in my shed for several years before being brought back to life this winter.
This is a pretty typical Delco Light Plant. They were often used on farms, homes and camps before rural electrification. With 16, lead / acid cells in tall, square glass jars you would have a battery bank to supply 32 volts dc to the home. You could get 28, 30, and 32 volt light bulbs, which had ordinary screw in bases. The voltage for the bulb depended upon how far from the light plant and battery bank were from the bulb. They generally burned either Distillate or Kerosene, after being started with gasoline.
Thanks to Mike DeMaria
You can email Mike at
bmvid@snet.net


Here is a unique collection of Delcos from Rick Gevay



 
 
 
 

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120 VDC 1500 W Auto Start 
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12 VDC 750 watt Mobile Unit 
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32 VDC 750 watt 
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32 VDC 850 W water cooled Marine unit 
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32 VDC 850 w water cooled Marine Unit 

Thanks to Rick Gevay for these pictures

DrSpark45@aol.com


Beautifully detailed 4 cyl Delco engine. Thanks Ray

I have paperwork indicating the original engines were designed for the 1923 Chev. After some serious modifications they became light plant engines. It used a 1928 GM fuel pump and a weird carb with no float. Just a bypass through the carb and back to the tank. There is a restrictor in the fitting of the fuel pump.
 
 
 
 
 
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Ray:    HillofSpud@aol.com


Myron Reiss sent these pictures
Including the building the Delco came from
The thumbnails show what you find when you get home.



 
 

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Thanks  Myron Reiss, Council Bluffs, Iowa
mail to :myronreiss@home.com.

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