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K-D generator?


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Old 02-26-2019, 11:32:33 AM
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Any idea what I have here? What it was used for?



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That looks like a motor to me. Not sure that would work as a generator. Doesn't appear to be any way to excite the field. Looks like the power input goes thru the field then to the commutator.

The lifting eye made me laugh.

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That looks like a motor to me. Not sure that would work as a generator. Doesn't appear to be any way to excite the field. Looks like the power input goes thru the field then to the commutator.

The lifting eye made me laugh.

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The lifting eye is pretty funny.... does anyone collect old motors like this? Iím downsizing... (I know itís small but Iím still going to sell it)
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Jim,
I would have to say I did collect what I call "toy" motors. Now I only display the ones I have. There were a lot of manufactures and a "lot" of different models. Seems they were very popular way back in the early 1900's. Some of them were made to be useful machines, others, purely for amusement. They also had mini workshops with little machinery. I have an ad somewhere that calls them "toys for boys and men. That they are.
I have a no. 9, just like yours. The company K-D was originally Ken Davis.
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