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    New old motor

    Just got this in the Lab yesterday. This is going to be the coolest motor once I get it restored! It was originally on a 24" jointer of 1910-20 vintage. Probably a line shaft driven machine converted to electric motor. Specs on the motor are unknown other than it is three phase. Probably 5 to 7 HP range. No data plates at all. Just love the styling though!


    It's sitting on a 8" concrete block so that gives you indication of the size. Big! And very heavy! I assume the frame is cast iron.


    I thought this was really neat. It has oil reservoirs and though it is hard to see, there are cast caps that swing up out of the way to fill the reservoirs and they have "OIL HERE" cast into them. Gosh I just love these old motors. A lot more character than any new Baldor.

    Jeff
    Last edited by Jeff Horton; 05-06-2007 at 09:21 PM.
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    Congrats, Jeff! That is one cool motor...and will look great when you get it restored.

    Attachment 8332

    Now you need an old antique oil can to go with it!

    Last edited by Greg Cook; 09-13-2009 at 03:46 AM.

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    I guess it will be torn down and tanked?

    Nice get!

    Will you need to send it to the rewind shop?

    Now git that phase converter done!!
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    It runs! Just needs new leads installed. These are in really bad shape. Jeff, the fellow that gave this to me said it has been sitting out in the weather for 10+ years now. When he offered it to me he connected the leads to his phaze converter and said Dang, it doesn't work. Walked over to it and said to his surprise it was just sitting there humming away.

    As for you other question I think this will answer that. This afternoons project. Found babbitt bearings in there so can't tank it. Will have to clean them the hard way.

    I saw my bench move when I sat it up there! And it just looks huge on the bench too.

    Jeff
    God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
    the good fortune to run into the ones I do,
    and the eyesight to tell the difference.


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    Custom built boats and Kits

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