Line Shaft Video

bruce burgess

New member

Thanks for the video and I have to ask why are there disks twirling around on the shaft between the pulleys do they have a purpose?

This display is at Elnora Indiana. I think they are the White River Valley Antique Assoc. As far as the disc go I don't really know. I have seen these also on sideshafts of engines. :shrug:

Smokin Bob

Hello, all:

Those rings between the pulleys are called "shaft mice." Their purpose is to bounce back and forth between the pulleys to keep the shafts clean and free grease, wood shavings, dust, etc. At least that's what an older guy I know who had a line shaft set up in his workshop told me.