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Old 10-14-2015, 05:12:54 PM
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Default Looking to buy an Edison Dynamo

First post here, found this forum while looking for venues to try and locate and early dynamo for my collection.

I am mostly an early light bulb and socket collector but am looking to add a dynamo to my collection.

Looking for around a 1.5 KW Edison Dynamo. Smaller or larger would be fine, but prefer one with some decent size to it.

Can be Edison General Electric, Early GE co, or an earlier Edison Machine Works would be even better.

Willing to buy something that needs some work or perfect condition.

Also interested in early meters (Edison, Thomson Houston, etc).
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Old 10-14-2015, 06:35:30 PM
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Ha! Finally! Another lightbulb collector!

Welcome to the Stak. I'd imagine that someone here knows of the existence of something like that, somewhere. The closest I have in my collection is a 1/6 hp Crocker Wheeler direct current motor, that I got from my grandfather. I have footage of it running on nine car batteries

Keith
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Hi Keith,

I have been into bulbs for a long time. Mostly interested in pre-1900 bulb and pre-1890 sockets and switches.

While I collect the above from any early manufacturer, I don't think I have the space for a whole run of Dynamo's, so an Edison is what I am after.

What kind of bulbs do you focus on?
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Old 10-21-2015, 09:33:08 PM
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Default Re: Looking to buy an Edison Dynamo

Send me a private message, and i will give you a guys email address, that may have an edison dynamo for sale.... Prepare to get your wallet out....
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Hi,

I had lost this thread before I replied about the bulb collecting.

I would say that I have very few pre 1900 bulbs, but thousands from then on.

I'm told that my interest began at around age three, and in the forty years since my focus has meandered about considerably.

Carbon and metalized filament lamps, Mazda B and C lamps, colored glass and ceramic coated.

I've pretty much always preferred line voltage bulbs, but certainly not exclusively. I have them ranging from a few watts to 10 kW. I LOVE PS52s and have dozens, 750, 1000, 1500, 2000 watt, various makes, clear, frosted, and silver bowl inside frost.

I've always loved Mercury vapors lamps. Have some high pressure sodiums and a couple 1500 watt metal halide, but I'm not really interested in modern too much. Would like to have some low pressure sodium lamps some day though.

Have a few early compact fluorescents, but again, not really so interested in modern stuff.

Twenty five years ago I inherited several hundred figural Christmas lamps mostly milk glass series bulbs.

More recently, due to government meddling, I collect cases of more ordinary bulbs, but still with a preference on made in USA and older.

Keith
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Old 10-22-2015, 08:03:58 AM
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Default Re: Looking to buy an Edison Dynamo

Vanman,

With the Dynamo you may want a current meter, I have an Edison machine works amp meter from the time period you are looking for. Send me a PM and I'll dig it out and send photos to you.
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Hi Black Eagle,

It's roscoepug that is looking for the dynamo, I was responding to his question about the bulb collecting. I'm sure he'll be along and see all of our posts though.

Keith
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Old 10-22-2015, 06:20:53 PM
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Default Re: Looking to buy an Edison Dynamo

Black Eagle is that the one that has been on Ebay. Ron
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Ron, the ebay one is actually even closer to me. Its only about 10 minutes away.
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Vanman,

With the Dynamo you may want a current meter, I have an Edison machine works amp meter from the time period you are looking for. Send me a PM and I'll dig it out and send photos to you.
I have a 6KW Edison and would love to have a period Edison meter. Whatrange is yours ? Please Tell me about it.
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Default Re: Looking to buy an Edison Dynamo

I have a dynamo I just picked up.(Edison Type) Its small,maybe 20" tall. No tag or name on it that I can find. I will get pictures,trying to find out what kind of voltage it makes and what rpms it should torn. I know nothing about them!!!
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Bump. Did find a dynamo (EGE 6KW) and also a smaller 1.5 GE Co bi-Polar. Had to trade the 1.5KW towards a very rare bulb.

Still looking for any nice early Edison machines, also meters, bulbs, etc made pre 1890.
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Very rare bulb, eh? Do tell! And show! As a forty year collector of bulbs (my parents said that I started when I was three), my interest is piqued. I have quite a few old bulbs, not very many of them are particularly rare. Maybe a couple. I know I've made BulbMogul PAY PAY PAY on eBay before.

These are two pole machines. Not sure how in the heck they started getting referred to as having a certain disorder lol. But we should work to stop it.

I have a baby, two pole, 1/6 hp Crocker Wheeler motor with that particular type of mechanical arrangement.

Keith
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Default Re: Looking to buy an Edison Dynamo

I've been thinking about putting my Edison Mary Ann dynamo up for sale. Look for it on classified. Ron
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Very rare bulb, eh? Do tell! And show! As a forty year collector of bulbs (my parents said that I started when I was three), my interest is piqued. I have quite a few old bulbs, not very many of them are particularly rare. Maybe a couple. I know I've made BulbMogul PAY PAY PAY on eBay before.

These are two pole machines. Not sure how in the heck they started getting referred to as having a certain disorder lol. But we should work to stop it.

I have a baby, two pole, 1/6 hp Crocker Wheeler motor with that particular type of mechanical arrangement.

Keith
Hi Keith, it's an 1880 wood base Edison with platinum clamps, and with a very significant provenance. Send me an email at cmshapiro@me.com and I'll send you some pics. Would love to chat more about bulbs.
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Hi Keith, it's an 1880 wood base Edison with platinum clamps, and with a very significant provenance. Send me an email at cmshapiro@me.com and I'll send you some pics. Would love to chat more about bulbs.
Many of us would like to see pics and learn about provenance.
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Many of us would like to see pics and learn about provenance.
While normally I would post images of anything I own for all to see I am in the midst of a book project and the bulb will be in the book and I want to keep the images fresh to readers (as in pics not seen on the internet).

I am happy to email pics to anyone who wants to see them but at the current time would prefer not to post this one online.

The bulb is from the William Hammer collection.
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