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Tiny Tor Generator Model 30A (Algert Co.)

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Looks like I never added this one here (it was posted on the old forum), this Tiny Tor generator was the first O&R I acquired back in 2012 and it started my interest & my collection of these little engines.

It's the Tiny Tor Model 30A (distributed by Algert Co. of Los Angeles) with a 220/240 volt AC outlet, as well as the standard battery charging output found on the similar Tiny Tiger generators.

 

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David

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Well it's about time! :yankchain:

Don't think I've ever seen them with that label. Could just be European since it's 240v.

David, are you aware of any replacements for the ceramic electrical plug on the TTs? Thought maybe @usedtoolman Jim may have found something a long time ago but but it may have gotten lost with the old forum.

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I have found them at one of the good ol' True Value Hardware stores that carry the odd old stuff that you cannot find any more.

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This is the NEMA 1-15R receptacle/outlet used in my Tiny Tor, I don't know who made this one.

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Another slightly different outlet in one of my Tiny Tigers was made by Leviton,

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Leviton don't seem to have anything available made of ceramic (that I could find), the nearest I could find was this plastic snap-in version; https://www.ebay.com/itm/232074774701

 

As Joe said a proper hardware store may have some older style ones, sadly they are becoming rare in the UK, my local one closed down in 2017.

 

David

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21 hours ago, Wallfish said:

Well it's about time! :yankchain:

Don't think I've ever seen them with that label. Could just be European since it's 240v. 

 

:hide: My Tiny tor was on the old forum briefly, before the problems.

 

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It was bought in the UK from a local engine collector, who had tried to get it going but couldn't figure out where the small parts in the carb went, then the starter spring broke, he then offered it to me at one of the local engine shows.

 

I've only seen one more in the UK since (pictures below), it was a buy-it-now on ePay that sold before I saw it.

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I'm fairly certain that Bakelite plug doesn't have flat prongs/blades like the NEMA one.

 

David

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Thanks for the link! Just ordered that plastic one. It's for a guy in Sweden that contacted me about some parts. I'll check it out and see if it fits proper first.

 

2 hours ago, factory said:

I'm fairly certain that Bakelite plug doesn't have flat prongs/blades like the NEMA one.

Looks like it does and then the box was used for a conversion.

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Did you confirm it was this type of generator the outlet was for? That's why I asked for a picture on the wanted post.

 

20 hours ago, Wallfish said:
23 hours ago, factory said:

I'm fairly certain that Bakelite plug doesn't have flat prongs/blades like the NEMA one.

Looks like it does and then the box was used for a conversion.

 

The plug looks very much like one of the old round pin type rated at 2 amps, round pin plugs in several sizes were common in the UK (along with a couple of other competing mains plug/socket systems) before the 13 amp square pin system took over & became the standard. Having said that some round pin types are still available for specialist applications like theatre lighting.

The box is just a metal-clad industrial mains 13 amp switched socket (receptacle outlet) & a steel back-box that can be used with conduit.

 

I have lots of old electrical fittings, so should be able to find out if it's what I suspect it is.

 

David

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