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Old 10-04-2016, 10:34:09 PM
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Many of you will appreciate this old dynamo. It has been in a family collection of old and antique electrical items for about 100 years.
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That's a beauty. Do you know it's history? Who bought it new, when was it made, how was it powered, what was it used for?
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My grandfather started the family owned electric motor shop business in about 1915. Many items were just "saved", i.e., not scrapped and the collections was not very formalized with the kind of info you are asking about. Rumor has it that the dynamo pictured was used to power a line shaft in a woolen mill here in Utah. It looks like it has very little actual use, if any, as it is in near pristine condition for a machine that was manufactured in prior to 1900.
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The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan has Edison and GE records for the early bi- polar dynamos. You can research and find out where this dynamo was originally sold. I heard they got the records around 1930 and used them to locate and purchase their collection of Edison and Edison/GE dynamos.
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Wow, now that is a beautiful piece of machinery. Very nicely preserved.
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Wow what a delight just to see the pictures. Thanks. I hope you can take it to a show
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Good to see an Edison so nicely preserved, The Edmonton Power Historical Foundation EPHF.CA had restored a 6 KVA, and is now being motored at less than 60 rpm for display purposes, look it up on our website. The guess in comparison is that its 1895-1891, after 1891 Edisons name was being dropped and General Electric was more common, plus advancements in coil/armature styles turned to classical ohm shapes
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The museum is a great achivement, phantastic website! On the youtube video it seems the Edison is turning the wrong direction (against the brushes).
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Very nice. Looks like it would be worth a trip to Edmonton. I have a good buddy in Calgary...
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