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Old 07-20-2014, 08:13:13 PM
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The Farmers 25 H.P. Superior oil field engine with shaft mouse. Well that is what I call it? Makes for good conversation!!

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What is the purpose of the shaft "mouse" ? Thanks!
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Helps keep dirt from collecting on the shaft and spreads the oil around.
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What is the purpose of the shaft "mouse" ? Thanks!
Back when equipment was run by line shafts hung from the ceiling the purpose was to keep the shafting polished so if the belt slipped and came off the pulley it would not wrap the shaft and either take the equipment to the ceiling,, or bring the line shaft to the floor. Secondary effect was it made certain bearing and pulley changes much easier due to the shaft being kept clean.
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I just came across this (I've got a small line shaft in my shop and have been wanting to put a couple of rings on it between the pulleys).

I guess the technical name is a shaft-wiping ring.......a version of it was even patented !!!

http://www.google.com/patents/US1086458
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