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While the Couch Potatoes were Watching TV I restored a rare Crocker & Curtis bipolar


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Crocker & Curtis bipolar DC motor. It is rated at 4 KW , 125V (5HP). It is mounted on it's own dedicated cart. Not for the faint of hart , the motor weighs 505 lbs. plus the base and cart for a total of 585 lbs. It runs great. Ron
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Nice motor. Beautiful restoration job!
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Ron, Here is one I have like yours along with a couple other Dynamo's.
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Wayne That's a nice collection. Is your C & C the same size as mine? Can I get a picture of the name plate as mine is missing. I have a Sprague like yours with no name plate and doesn't look like that there was ever one there. The one with the donut field , is it a Mather or a Eddy? Ron
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Wow, that's a neat BIG one!

Is the Crocker in Crocker & Curtis the same one of Crocker - Wheeler fame?

I have a baby 1/6 hp Crocker - Wheeler. Also two pole, but with the more usual (for the era) arrangement. Here's a cheesy video I made several years ago:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ML9cCZMPKXs

Yours is very close to looking like a four pole machine, they were close! And that makes me wonder when the first four pole machine was built?
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Ron, I believe my C&C is the same size as yours from looking at the photo. I'm not sure it has a tag either but will look next time I'm at the show grounds where it is located. The donut field is a Mather and I have attached a photo of the tag along with the original operating instructions. Also a photo of the tag on the Sprague.
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Vanman In 1883 Charles G Curtis (1860 - 1953) and Francis B Crocker (1861 - 1921)organized the firm of Curtis & Crocker , one of the earliest motor manufactures. They were in business for 5 years. Curtis withdrew due to ill health. In 1888 Crocker with Schuyler S Wheeler formed the firm of Crocker-Wheeler Co. Crocker was the director of the company until his death in 1921. Ron
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Ron, today I had a chance to stop by the museum and look at the C&C to see if there was a tag, which there was not. While there I took some photos of other dynamo's I have. Hope you enjoy.
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Ron, Here is one I have like yours along with a couple other Dynamo's.
Hi Wayne, Just noticed this thread and very nice motors you have there..!

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Ron, today I had a chance to stop by the museum and look at the C&C to see if there was a tag, which there was not. While there I took some photos of other dynamo's I have. Hope you enjoy.

Those are really nice Wayne...

CAST Tag or Stamped...? Looks nice and shiny....
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