Old Motor

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I took all off my Aluminum scrap to my friend that does recycling and made a 100.00 off that. He wasn't up when I got there so I opened the gate and went in had a good look around while I was waiting on him.

While I was there he ask me if I found something to buy and I showed him the motor and ask how much he picked it up and put it in my truck saying know charge.

So I think it was a pretty good score because I like old motors. Some body had all ready jury rigged the wires but I did plug it in to see if it ran. It was really quiet but the oilers are broken of so I'll have to fix that.

Paul

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I like the way you can here the starter click off when it reaches speed. Then there's barely a hum. I've few around , some take offs , others auction or yard sale . Always good to have one around .
 

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Free motors are always good. Both my cats were free (but the food isn't LOL)
 

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A couple of old motors.
First on my jointer. 1/2 HP image.jpeg d

Next on my mortiser. 3/4 HP image.jpeg x

Solo cup for perspective. First is vintage 1917, second is probably same age,notice flat belt.
 

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Oh you've gotta post the label for that one and some closer views- don't try to take that through an airport! LOL
They'll have you surrounded instantly
 

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By any chance, was that motor built in New Mexico around July or August of 1945? Or does it date further back, like to Hero of Alexandria? :)
Very pretty, in any case!
 

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F.S. Betz made medical equipment, I wonder if it may have been designed as an explosion proof motor for use in oxygen rich environments. How big is it?
 

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Explosion proof- that sounds very likely since it looks like a brush type motor- is the rpm listed there on the plate? It's variable speed correct?
mark
 
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Looking at the eyelet makes me think it must hang from overhead and might be from a flexible shaft, rotary tool, like a dentists drill?
 
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