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Motor Brushes for a Vintage Motor


Does anyone have a source for motor brushes for vintage electric motors? I have an old Wagner...

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Does anyone have a source for motor brushes for vintage electric motors? I have an old Wagner induction repulsion motor that I need brushes for. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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i just go to a motor rewind/repair shop with originals. They match brush hardness, which is key. Usually have something exact or comes close to size and lead configuration. sometimes I or they have to sand brushes a little for a perfect fit.
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I don't have a good motor shop around me. I am in eastern pennsylvania and I see you are in New Jersey. What motor shop do you use?
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An online search for carbon brush returns several sites.
http://www.google.com/#hl=en&sugexp=...w=1264&bih=900

Accurate measurements would be key to getting exactly what you need.
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---------- Post added 11-08-2011 at 12:07 AM ---------- Previous post was 11-07-2011 at 11:57 PM ----------

The key is getting correct hardness, that is why I bring old brush to shop. Too soft a brush and commutator will layer and arc. Too hard, excessive commutator wear, commutator stays bright. Correct brush gives a chocolate brown commutator. My favorite is Lovatt electric motor in Hackensack - been around forever & have lots of vintage stuff. I generally go to whoever will be closest to my travel path. Others i have used: Universal Electric motor service in Hackensack, Reliable Electric motor in Paterson, U&A electric motors in Nyack.
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