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Too bad someone pulled the engine off. A Brush Klipper would be interesting. Maybe looked like a Yard-Arm which was a string trimmer type machine but the head accepted a metal blade, circular saw blade and wire wheel. I have yet to see one though, only drawings and manuals.

That engine doesn't appear to have run very much or the exhaust manifold would be more discolored.

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Another Ohlsson tool I haven't seen complete before, remains of an Acme Engineering Co. powerhead. It's possibly for a tree trimmer, as the patent number on it relates to a tree trimming saw mechanism, the patent is a bit earlier than any O&R's though as its from 1953, patent document is linked below.

 

https://worldwide.espacenet.com/publicationDetails/originalDocument?CC=US&NR=2703928A&KC=A&FT=D&ND=3&date=19550315&DB=&locale=en_EP#

 

David

 

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15 hours ago, phaskell said:

The first two look like jet drive outboard motors or trolling motors for fishing, minus the transom clamps to mount them on a boat.

I was kind of thinking that too but if the gas tank and mount are original, it's meant to operate horizontally.

2 & 3 pic look like the same idea with a vertical operating tank but the handle is 90 degrees off.

 

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The engine in the first photo in post #1 is from the first one or two years of production, the brochure/price list from 1961 doesn't give a option for a vertical tank, only the standard, jumbo, or base tank seem to have been available.

 

David

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26 minutes ago, pmackellow said:

That's a bit different David, was that in the UK ?

 

 

No, it was in Florida, I do look on the US site occasionally.

I have also seen two O&R's in Germany in the past, but I don't look there very often, one bare engine and the other was a Little Wonder hedge trimmer.

 

David

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On 11/28/2014 at 9:42 PM, Wallfish said:

Here are some pics of things found on the web in which I have no idea of their intended use or application.

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I've finally identified one of the mystery tools from the first post, the engine with the blue frame & guard with a K in it.
It's a Krestronics KGC-3 Charge-A-Lite generator, same outputs as a Tiny Tiger but with a belt driven generator. The article below is from the Popular Science March 1962 edition, which is available online here; https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=OyEDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA172#v=onepage&q&f=false

I'm guessing it wasn't as popular as the direct drive generators like the Tiny Tiger or Amp-Champ as no complete generator has been found yet.

 

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There is a much bigger article on this generator in the Popular Mechanics April 1962 edition, the pictures look like a prototype version of it though. Available here; https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=F-EDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA128#v=onepage&q&f=false

 

David

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On 3/22/2017 at 8:16 PM, factory said:

Another unknown make O&R tool found in the completed listings search on ePay, It has a reduction gearbox driving a pump described as possibly being hydraulic.

 

David

 

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Just been looking through some of the archived magazine articles I have saved from the web and found this drawing of a very similar looking pump set to the one in above picture. It's from the June 1961 edition of Popular Science and is described as a bilge pump.

 

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David

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