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Old 01-28-2019, 10:00:26 PM
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Default Unknown Toy Electric Motor. Help Identify!

This came to me in the bottom of a box of "stuff". What is it?
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Old 01-28-2019, 11:40:10 PM
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Default Re: Unknown Toy Electric Motor. Help Identify!

I think it is an electric motor, the coils of wire would magnetize the part that the wire is wound around. The cam on the shaft would turn the electricity on and off so the coils would work.
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I think heins is on the money, early electric motor, no osha back then...lol..mite be a deminstraitor model..
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Default Re: Unknown Toy Electric Motor. Help Identify!

You have an H-K (Hawekotte & Klausmann) toy electric motor. They made many styles of these magnetic impulse motors in the early 1900s.
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Thanks, everyone, especially Junkologist. I did a bit of poking around on the Internet , and H-K really does seem to fill the bill.
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Here’s a similar one I have that still has the paper label on the bottom.
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Wow! Nice!

I'm wodering if there's a way to repair the base of mine--and no, I don't have the broken-off piece.
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Repairing your base without the missing piece will be tough. Your best bet would be to watch eBay for another motor like yours that may be in rough shape with a complete base. That way, you could get the part you need at a reasonable price and not feel bad for dismantling another motor. If I see one like yours on eBay, I’ll let you know. I search daily for this stuff.
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Thanks, Junkologist. Every bit helps.
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Wow! Nice!

I'm wodering if there's a way to repair the base of mine--and no, I don't have the broken-off piece.
I've seen a few guys on Youtube repair broken Matchbox chassis with super glue and baking powder. It dries instantly and you can build it up and file it to shape then paint the base. Its hard as a rock.
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Might be worth a try. Can't hurt, anyway.

I'd also been thinking of JB Weld.
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Just Remember Watt..any kind of "repair" you do to it won't add a cent of value and will probably diminish what value it already has. A donor motor with a good base would of course be perfect. But repair? I wouldn't. Leave it as is. It is sharing a story and its life with its present condition
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A very good point, indeed. And of course it's easier to do nothing, isn't it?
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Sometimes NOT doing anything leaves more of the history than "doing something". It's your motor. Do what you want with it.
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If I wanted to run it, I would glue a shim under the broken section.
Then I could enjoy it while leaving it unaltered. Shim could be easily removed with no damage.
If just for display, probably leave it alone.
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Thr consensus here seems to be "If it's broke, don't fix it." Think I'll go along with that.

Now I'll have to check out the wiring and see if it'll run.

6 volts?
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1-1/2 volts should make it go. Try a D cell.
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