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Doc Nickel
02-28-2008, 06:53 AM
I just missed out on a cheap/free 2HP or possibly 3HP old-fashioned cast-iron body 3ph electric motor, that would have been a perfect period match to the circa-1910 shaper I'm getting.

I hadn't really thought about using a vintage motor 'til I'd heard about this (sorry, no pics- it was gone when I got there) but that might be kind of interesting.

Does anyone know of a source for an old 2 to 5hp electric? Something that looks like this (http://cgi.ebay.com/ANTIQUE-VINTAGE-ELECTRIC-MOTOR-110-120-volts-AC_W0QQitemZ170196790638QQihZ007QQcategoryZ42920QQ ssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem), or that general vintage. (Obviously something a bit bigger, too, but that soer of era.)

Probably kind of a wild goose chase, as I have no intention of "restoring" the shaper and I don't have visitors to show it off to, but the missed deal gave me the idea.

Doc.

kjbllc
02-28-2008, 07:11 AM
they are around, I have up to maybe 2 hp. look for larger buildings that they are going to refit, such as schools. they may have some laying around.

paulx
02-28-2008, 09:44 AM
That motor on ebay looks like it came from a player piano.Probably less than one horsepower.

Doc Nickel
02-28-2008, 02:40 PM
That motor on ebay looks like it came from a player piano.Probably less than one horsepower.

-Oh, I know. I just used it as a style example.

The one I missed was described to me as looking like something you'd see in an old frankenstein movie. Supposedly a cast-iron body, brass dataplate with the stamped lettering being in an almost cursive script, and it was "flat"- taller than it was long.

I can picture the style, but I don't know how I'd go about finding one, or, as I said, if it'd even be worth the time and effort.

Doc.

Bguns
02-28-2008, 03:35 PM
In Anchorage :)
Next time you are up, you really need to poke around there....

DeanWest
06-03-2013, 04:54 PM
I have a very large vintage motor that is one of the first GE motors of it's kind. It is 400hp. It is about 6’ in diameter and ran a flour mill that was originally built in the late 1800’s. It was rebuilt about 8 years ago and was in use in the early 2000’s. Please email or call if interested. (918)627-3326 or info@westcousa.com

doctor demo
06-03-2013, 05:08 PM
I have a very large vintage motor that is one of the first GE motors of it's kind. It is 400hp. It is about 6 in diameter and ran a flour mill that was originally built in the late 1800s. It was rebuilt about 8 years ago and was in use in the early 2000s. Please email or call if interested. (918)627-3326 or info@westcousa.com

I'm sure that the OP would love to have a 400 HORSE motor on a 5hp. machine that He posted about FIVE YEARS AGO.

Steve

The Artful Bodger
06-03-2013, 06:30 PM
If he caught a serious case of awld iron disease he may well have a machine that need 400HP by now!

Evan
06-04-2013, 02:39 AM
So why is a construction contractor trying to sell (unpaid ad against policy) a 400 HORSEPOWER motor that probably weighs several tons on a HOME SHOP MACHINIST forum? Not much attention to details being displayed here.