Seeking Information on Tiny Tim Generator

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J.D. Schmidt sends photos of a small generator set he says he’s never seen anywhere else. The generator is a Tiny Tim. Sold by Sears, Roebuck & Co., and possibly also by Montgomery Ward, they were made by Continental Motors Corp., Muskegon, Michigan. Powered by a small 1/2 hp rope-start Continental 4-stroke engine, J.D.’s Tiny Tim is a 12-volt unit rated at 300 watts. They were apparently available in 6-volt and 32-volt versions. We don’t have any real information on them, save that they were an outgrowth of efforts to produce a small, portable generator for U.S. military use during World War II. If any readers know more, please fill us and J.D. in.

J.D. Schmidt

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