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Old 05-19-2008, 02:28:06 PM
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Been offered this old lincoln welder for $100. Don't know anything more about it except what's in the pictures. Going to go look at it Thursday. Can anybody identify it for me as to what model it is? is it worth $100? What things should I check for? Appreciate and all help. Thank you and thanks, Harry!




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That looks just like the old shipyard WW2 surplus welder we had in the mining industry plant where I worked till retirement. If that is what it has the 48 volt 3 phase a.c.motor driving the d.c. generator end with almost no noise more than the cooling fan. It would put out 400 amps d.c reverse or straight polarity and we sometimes burned a 1/4 " welding rod using it to build up worn out track sprockets, rails and idlers on big crawlers and draglines. It never needed a rest as the operator got tired first When they "modernized" our shop they moved it into one of the process buildings and put 100' of stinger lead on it and bolted the ground lead to the metal building frame we used it all over the processing area and it gave almost no trouble for the 31 years I was there. I used it almost 100' up in the top of the plant and radioed down to the guy below who was turning it up or down. We pulled the lead up with the cable hoist in the top of building. Don't know what ever became of it after I left.. The only trouble it ever gave was the brushes wore out in the 80's, probably were original and we had to get an electric motor shop to make up a set. It was tough.
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Well, I do know that it is wired for 220 volt, single phase. It may be the same welder, but driven differently. Hopefully will get model number and serial number soon. Thanks for the response.
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Been offered this old lincoln welder for $100. Don't know anything more about it except what's in the pictures. Going to go look at it Thursday. Can anybody identify it for me as to what model it is? is it worth $100? What things should I check for? Appreciate and all help. Thank you and thanks, Harry!




Sure, it's worth $100 even for scrap. They are simple welders and work well, but take a LOT of power to run (100 amp or so )
If you go to http://content.lincolnelectric.com/p...S/obsomenu.pdf
you can probably find something similar - look for SAE200. Its easy to pull the covers off both ends of the unit. See if anything smells burnt, check that the armature rotates freely, look at the brushes. Inside the control panel there is a big variable resistor that controls the output and a set or contacts for the incoming power. Check for loose or broken wires, burnt pieces, etc.
All the best, Brian
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