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13T - Carbide Generator Make

Post by Darin Hull » Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:05 am

Nine and a half years later... got a carbide generator at the Luray swap meet. Was rereading a thread where I asked about carbide generators and remember Bob Corio’s painting a picture of pleasing the crowd with magical T skills...

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/17 ... 1295471465

I’ve read carbide generators were made by Victor, JNO, and some other folks. I’ve found a few pictures of Victors and they appear to have writing along the top and some a brass device at the top to approximate the drip rate. Is this generator a Corcoran or Brown possibly? I don’t see any identifying marks on it.

Thank you for your time,
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Re: 13T - Carbide Generator Make

Post by Drkbp » Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:00 am

John Brown.

Does it have the insides?

Looks like a nice one.

Ken

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Re: 13T - Carbide Generator Make

Post by namdc3 » Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:09 pm

Definitely Brown or E&J and not any of the others. Ken, how do you tell between Brown and E&J?


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Re: 13T - Carbide Generator Make

Post by Darin Hull » Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:51 pm

Ken,

I believe so... pics of the insides.

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Re: 13T - Carbide Generator Make

Post by Dan Haynes » Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:27 pm

I think Jno. Brown generators have the hooked pointer for adjustment with the circular scale showing drops per minute wherever the sharp tip of the pointer is pointing.
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Re: 13T - Carbide Generator Make

Post by namdc3 » Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:47 pm

The hook style is Victor, Dan.


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Re: 13T - Carbide Generator Make

Post by bud delong » Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:52 pm

That looks like the one on our 14 and we have all 5 Victor lamps. If you use it clean it quickly after each use!! Bud. :D


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Re: 13T - Carbide Generator Make

Post by Dan Haynes » Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:04 pm

You know what, Nikolaus? I think you are absolutely right.
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Re: 13T - Carbide Generator Make

Post by Drkbp » Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:41 am

There seem to be two variations of Victor Black & Brass generators.
A smooth top water tank (early) and an embossed (late) with the identification.

It seems the late Victor is the only Black & Brass generator used on Fords
to carry identification. Some "early" Victor's may have brass clamps but I have no pictures of that.
Anyone?

During this time, Thomas Corcoran and his brothers owned both the Victor and Corcoran Lamp Companies.
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