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On the subject of Onan generators...

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Many years ago my father brought home a barn find Onan generator. Definately ex-military and looked something like a w2c. I remember it being 2cyl, hand crank or 12v electric start, 240v and thought to be about 3kv(?). Although there are pics on the web of a w2c I'm sure this one was physicly bigger, and had a heavy, purpose built tubular cage/frame around it which had a tray for the battery that fitted crossways above the control box, two jerry can carriers, and a fitted heavy canvas cover. It'd been bolted to a couple of railway sleepers if it really needed any more weight, but ran almost silently and free of any vibration.

It was sold some years ago through a auction in the New Forest as a non runner and a fault in the generator somewhere which meant it didn't operate at full capacity.

I've never seen another one and was wondering how rare it was.

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