Unidentified Engine

Discussion in 'Help Wanted' started by TonyR, Sep 10, 2006.

  1. petternut

    petternut Administrator

    Don't forget that many firms in Europe also used British threads. The Museum's Sulzer for example uses a strange version of Whitworth.
    I'm away to IF for a few days labouring now but will have a look through my electrical books when I return.

    Best of luck with your quest
  2. menascej

    menascej Member

    am i correct in my observation that the thingy in the middle of that coil has a sort of crank on it? could it have been part of an auto start mechanishsm like a solenoid or a cut out device.

    it does look very well made, almost the same concept as our Train engine which is two stroke but has the engine mounted independantly of and inside a frame/base. does the plug say where it was made?
  3. TonyR

    TonyR New Member

    Yes it does have a crank on it. My thought was that is was to regulate the voltage in conjunction with the third brush by distorting the field. This is just an assumption as I have never seen it before, and I can't think of another reason for a third brush on what I presume is a fixed speed generator. The third brush is usually used on automotive generators which vary in speed, to keep the voltage low at high speed using the distortion of the field. I may be totally wrong in this assumption. The set has a number of unusual design features including the big end design which I have never seen before but is a good simple idea.
    Keep the idea's coming I am sure it will be identified one day
  4. menascej

    menascej Member

    any idea what the crank on the device was connected to?
  5. TonyR

    TonyR New Member

    No. I have no idea, the control box is missing.

  6. TonyR

    TonyR New Member


    I have no new info, just trying to stop the enquiry dropping off the page.


  7. menascej

    menascej Member

    this is most infuriating... no one on Smokestak, here or in SEM, maybe something in the next few coming up...

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