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Default Old Victrola speed governor

found at the “FLEA” market the other day. It’s operational , and would make a good governor for a future gas or steam engine model project . Anybody have any other ideas for a project using this governor, or have used one in a project .
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Default Re: Old Victrola speed governor

There is a similar one hooked up to my vertical tandem Sipp engine. Unfortunately, some @#$%%^^&&*(( Bas---D stole the linkages and throttling valve before I purchased the engine. it had run 5 sewing machines in NYC back in the late 1890s. The guy I bought it from had it and 2otherengines for sale at a garage sale, and the robber stole most of the brass parts out of all 3 engines before someone noticed what he ws doing.
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Default Re: Old Victrola speed governor

I took the mechanism out of an old Victrola when I was a kid. Played with the governor until I figured out how it worked, (friction), & figured out how to make it run a LOT faster than it should...after a minute or so, one weight broke off & hit me right in my eyebrow. It came off with part of the leaf spring attached, & cut the crap out of my eyebrow, right above the eyelid, & it bled like hell...an inch lower & I would have been a one-eyed kid. Never told my Mom what happened...
So be careful with it, it's not a real high-speed unit.
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I saw a youtube video of a hotair powered record player a while back. It sure could be a start of something fun.
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I was perusing a local antique mall yesterday and saw a model boat that was powered by a Victrola spring motor. I thought that was a pretty clever idea.
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