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Porter No. 3 Electric Motor by Kendrick & Davis of Lebanon N. H.Porter No. 3 Bi-Polar Electric Motor by Kendrick & Davis of Lebanon N. H.  This small early bi-polar motor dates from near the turn of the century or a few years before.  It is in great cosmetic condition, but one of the original copper brushes is missing. I tried to get it running with a made up brush and it tried to go but just in spurts.  I see no burned areas or anything like that and so I left it.   Kendrick & Davis of Lebanon N. H. offered this style motor in several different sizes.  Later examples are typically marked K & D w/o the name and location spelled out.  The larger models like this are hard to find.  I have seen these motors with small fan blades mounted on them and this one at about 6" tall would be a good candidate for that application. 

Good + . . . . . $395.00    SOLD!!




Roth Bros & Co. 1/4 Horsepower Bi-Polar Electric MotorRoth Bros & Co. 1/4 Horsepower Bi-Polar Electric Motor The overall cosmetic condition of this 19th century bi-polar electric motor / dynamo is very nice. This early c. 1890 1/4 horsepower antique electric motor is large, and heavy weighing nearly 75 pounds.  From an era when 1/4 horsepower meant something. There is no blade or cage indicating it was a fan, just the flat belt brass pulley seen.  It is larger than the bi-polar fan motors I have seen by this outfit but at 1/4 horsepower who knows.

The cast iron base measures approx. 9" wide by 6" deep. The motor stands just about 12" tall.  It is fresh from an estate here in CA although the owner said he brought it here from IN and that it had been in his family from the beginning. The cast brass tag on the front says "Manufactured by Roth Bros & Co. Chicago Ill USA 2865".   The info/ spec tag says Volts 220, H. P. 1/4, Speed 1900, Amp 000.  The wooden terminal block on the top was glued along a crack and is now solid and nice. The brushes are two sets of dual carbon rods, and look good.  I see no damage or problems and was told it ran just fine by the owner. It has not been tested and is being sold as is.

This is a Very Rare & Nice looking open frame bi-polar antique electric motor.  Perfect for the early electric motor / dynamo or other electrical related collection!!

Good + . . . . .$ SOLD!!




C & C / Curtis & Crocker Bi Polar / Open Frame Electric MotorC & C / Curtis & Crocker Bi Polar / Open Frame Electric Motor   This c. 1890 C & C / Crocker & Curtis 1/4 Horse Bi-Polar Electric Motor is in excellent condition and does run. The Crocker and Curtis Electric Motor Co was formed as a partnership between Charles G. Curtis and Francis B. Crocker sometime before 1886.  That partnership ended about 1892 with both parties going their own ways and forming new electrical related companies.  Curtis formed the Curtis Electric Mfg. Co, and Crocker formed a new partnership with Wheeler called the Crocker Wheeler Electric Co.

This C & C / Crocker & Curtis motor is a very early and important find.  The motor is mounted on a cast iron 3 leg paw or claw foot base which is similar to those seen on rare and desirable C & C electric fans.  Those fans are considered the first commercially produced non battery electric fans offered.   The motor has been lightly cleaned needing just the brushes worked on to get it running.  I have provided numerous pics, but if you need more or better ones, or more info, contact me.

The motor weighs approx. 70 lbs.  It stands 14" tall and is 10" across the coils.  The measurement from the base to the center of the shaft is approx. 10".  It measures 16" or so from end to end of the shafts. The measurement across the paw feet at the bottom is 12".  The cast tag has 4 different patents listed from between 1886 & 1890.  The serial # is 9444.   This motor is currently set up with a flat belt pulley on one end, and a grooved pulley for a round belt on the other.  While it seems a bit large for a fan, I imagine an enterprising and imaginative early electric fan aficionado could easily enough produce a large and unique industrial size C & C fan from this.  Wouldn't that be impressive looking?

Fine . . . . . $SOLD!!




Thomas A. Edison 1882 type Z # 295 Dynamo / Electric MotorThomas A. Edison 1882 type "Z" # 295 "Mary Ann" Dynamo / Electric Generator  Thomas Edison's type "Z" dynamo of 1882 was known as "Long Legged or Long Waisted Mary Ann" by the Edison staff.  This Edison Dynamo is probably the finest original condition example of this RARE and desirable Edison machine known. There are just minor losses to it's original paint and it is in fine overall condition!  All other aspects are in fine original condition including the windings and controls.  There are no casting problems or cracks.  A truly superb example!!

Research has shown that this early electrical machine was made at the Edison machine works in New York city in 1882.  There were only 400 made (age & number confirmed by Dr. Paul Israel of Rutgers University) and just a handful have survived. The Henry ford museum in MI. stated that they had never seen one with original paint and Hal Wallace of the Smithsonian agrees.  In correspondence he said that theirs, which is on display, is a repaint!  This Edison "Mary Ann" stands just under 6' tall & weighs over 1000 pounds.

Picture this rare and commanding piece of electrical history in the lobby of your corporate headquarters, or just inside the doors of the museum devoted to antique electrical devices you are creating.  This rare and desirable piece deserves a special place to be admired and cherished for the importance it has in relation to the development and history of electrical power in America.  To just call this early and rare Antique Edison Dynamo rare would be an understatement.   Opportunity!!

Fine . . . . . SOLD!!




Crocker-Wheeler 1/4 H.P. Bipolar Electric MotorCrocker-Wheeler 1/4 H.P. Bipolar Electric Motor  This 1/6 H.P. motor appears to be in fine condition noting the minor tears in the armatures fabric or tape / paper cover.  The windings inside appear to be fine.  These smaller versions of these early electric motors are even harder to find than their larger brothers.  The top brass plate on this one has one patent date from 1891, and it says it is a 3Amp. 10 Volt that runs at 1300 RPM.  The serial # is 12442.  The quadruple brushes are carbon in three of the holders and the fourth seems to have leather in it for some reason.  I would imagine that this would run all day, and have no trouble putting any current product to shame.  It is just about 8 3/4" tall and 12" long.   There are not many of these left and they make for a graphic display and represent an important part in the history of the development of electrical technology in this countries history.  Rare and recommended!

Good . . . . . .  SOLD



Crocker-Wheeler 
        1/6 H.P. Bipolar Electric MotorCrocker-Wheeler 1/6 H.P. Bipolar Electric Motor  This 1/6 H.P. motor appears to be in fine restored condition, and I believe it has been carefully repainted.  The windings  appear to be fine.  These smaller versions of these early electric motors are harder to find than their larger brothers, and I have a 1/4 H.P. model available as well if you are looking for that size.

 The top brass plate on this one has one patent date from 1891, and it says it is a 3 Amp. 10 Volt that runs at 1300 RPM.   The quadruple brushes are carbon blocks  I would imagine that this motor would run all day, and have no trouble putting any current product to shame.  It is just about 8 3/4" tall and 12" long.   There are not many of these left and they make for a graphic display and represent an important part in the history of the development of electrical technology in this countries history.  Rare and recommended!

Good . . . . . .  SOLD


Antique Crocker-Wheeler 1/6 H.P. Bipolar Electric MotorCrocker-Wheeler 1/6 H.P. Bipolar Electric Motor  This antique 1/6 H.P. bi polar electric motor appears to be in fine condition.  The windings  appear to be fine.  These smaller versions of these early electric motors are harder to find than their larger brothers.

 The top brass plate on this one has one patent date from 1891, and it says it is a 3 Amp. 10 Volt that runs at 1300 RPM.  It is just about 8 3/4" tall and 12" long.   There are not many of these left and they make for a graphic display and represent an important part in the history of the development of electrical technology in this countries history.  Rare and recommended!

Good . . . . . .  SOLD

 


ntique Bi-Polar Electric MotorCrocker-Wheeler Bipolar Electric Motor  This antique bi-polar electric motor appears to be in fine condition.  The windings  appear to be fine.

Good . . . . . .  SOLD







Roth 1/2 H.P. Bipolar Electric MotorRoth 1/2 H.P. Bipolar Electric Motor   This 1/2 H.P. motor appears to be in good condition and is an early and important example of motor technology when it was still in its infancy.  It weighs in at close to 100 lbs and stands just under 13" tall.  The windings appear to be OK, but I have not tested or attempted to run it.  Tough to find this open frame motors were once pushed out of the way and considered nothing more than scrap are today an important reminder of just were we were and how far we have come.

Good . . . . . .  SOLD





Open Frame / Bi Polar Electric MotorSmall Open Frame / Bi Polar Electric Motor  Check all the pics to see the exceptional condition.  It is like new.  This is a turn of the century toy or demonstrator Open Frame / Bi Polar Electric Motor.  The wooden base is approx. 3" square, and it stands about 4" tall. Runs like a top with just a few volts.  Super!!!

Good  . . . . .  SOLD!







Manhattan  # 3 Fan Motor / Electric MotorManhattan  # 3 Fan Motor / Electric Motor  These came in different sizes and with or with out fan blades.  They were sold in magazines of the era and promoted to fill just about any need in the desire to sell another one to the consumer.  

Good  . . . . . SOLD!!






K & D The Porter # 4 Standard Motor / Electric MotorK & D "The Porter" # 4 Standard Motor / Electric Motor This antique electric motor is marked "The Porter" Standard Motor # 4. These early open frame electric motors were made in a number of different sizes marked #1 and up. I have seen them up to #6 and they may have made other even bigger versions. This is one of the larger ones I have seen measuring about 3" square at the base and standing about 6" tall. It would look neat with a small fan blade on it, but I think these were for demonstration or to power small toys like workshops or erector set like toys. Straight off the shelf in the old storage building . I hooked it up to 6 volts and not much happened. Not sure why as the windings look OK.

Good  . . . . .  SOLD!!



Ajax Electric MotorThe Ajax Electric Motor This is an interesting and nice condition example of a small battery powered electric motor.  This type of motor was sold out of the back of magazines and were used as toys and demonstrators.  This marked example is in near new pristine condition.

Good + . . . . . .  SOLD





K & D #1 Electric MotorK & D #1 Electric Motor This is an interesting and nice condition example of a small battery powered electric motor.  This type of motor was sold out of the back of magazines and were used as toys and demonstrators.  This marked example is in nice condition, noting that the brushes are missing.  It stands approx 3" tall.  K & D made these in a number of different sizes with this being their smallest.

Good . . . . . .  SOLD








Early Electric MotorEarly Electric Motor This is an interesting example of an electric motor.  It looks to be a manufactured piece, but the tag is missing from the top.  It may be a kit sort of thing.  I am not sure.   It stands approx 10" tall and is pictured with the K& D from above. The coils and armature are wrapped in green felt   It has not been tested.

Good . . . . . .  SOLD




C & C Curtis & Crocker  Bipolar Electric MotorC & C / Curtis & Crocker  Bipolar Electric Motor  The condition on this motor is second to none, and it has not been restored or fiddled with in any way.  The patent dates for this motor are from the 1880's putting it as one of the earliest.  This company is well known and were highly respected when they were in business for just a few years in the 1880's.  In addition to fans they also made motors for commercial purposes and I assume that this is what this was for to run a sewing machine or other similar  device.  Seldom seen, and never in this condition.  A choice piece of electrical motor history ready for the collection.

Good . . . . . .  SOLD



C & C / Curtis & Crocker  Bipolar Electric MotorC & C / Curtis & Crocker  Bipolar Electric Motor  The condition on this early patented electric motor is good, and it has not been restored or fiddled with in any way.  The patent dates for this motor are from the 1880's putting it as one of the earliest commercially produced electric motors in America,  Curtis & Crocker is well known for their motors and were highly respected when they were in business for just a few years in the 1880's.  In addition to electric fans they also made different open framed motors for commercial purposes and I assume that this is what this was for to run a sewing machine or other similar small device.  Seldom seen..   

Good . . . . . .   SOLD




Open Frame Bi-Polar Electric MotorEarly Open Frame Bipolar Electric Motor This is another interesting example of a small battery powered open frame bipolar electric motor.  It looks like a Carlyle Finch.   The tag is missing from the top but it is certainly a manufactured piece.    It stands approx 8" tall and 12" long.  It appears it once ran a leather belt.  It weighs approx 15lbs.  Nice, and an interesting example of early electrical power.

Good . . . . . .  SOLD



Antique 
	Open Frame Electric MotorSmall Open Frame Electric Motor  This small motor appears to be in fine original condition.  The windings  appear to be fine.  These smaller early electric motors are hard to find these days and this one just has 10 years of dust on it from sitting on my shelf.  It is really in nice condition.  It is unmarked as to rating or other info, but I believe will run off of small voltages like 6 or less.  I have not run it, but would guarantee that it would run.

Good . . . . . .  SOLD



Horizontal Open Frame Electric MotorSmall Horizontal Open Frame Electric Motor  This small motor appears to be in fine original condition.  The windings  appear to be fine.  These smaller early electric motors are hard to find these days and this one just has 10 years of dust on it from sitting on my shelf.  It is really in nice condition.  It is unmarked as to rating or other info, but I believe will run off of small voltages like 6 or less.  I have not run it, but would guarantee that it would run.

Good . . . . . .   SOLD


Keystone Electric Toy MotorSmall "S" Keystone Electric Motor  I have never seen the logo this small motors plaque has.  I am not sure if it was a toy, or had something to do with a railroad, Pennsylvania, or what.  Different

Good . . . . . .  SOLD






Edison Electric MotorMiniature Edison Electric Motor / Dynamo / Generator  I have seen a couple of these over the years, and the same design with the name Franklin leading one to believe they were something offered up at an exposition or fair or something like that It probably dates from the 1870's -1890's and is a pretty rare piece. 

Good . . . . . .   SOLD




Antique Emerson Electric Motor1/2 Horsepower Emerson Electric Motor  This early motor was found running a foot powered Barnes Lathe.  It has a great design and will probably run for another 100 years.  It weighs 80 lbs at a minimum.

Good . . . . . .  SOLD





Emerson 1/4 Horse Power Electric MotorEmerson 1/4 Horse Power Electric Motor   I believe this dates from just after the turn of the century.  From a time when the rating of a motor meant something, and its weight probably directly proportional to its power and the horses weight as well.  This thing weighs close to 80lbs and looks like it would run all day long.  The switch on this antique electric motor looks to be an aftermarket kill switch.  It has a great look, and runs like  top.

Good . . . . .  SOLD!!





Small Toy Electric MotorSmall Toy Electric Motor This early electric motor has an interesting cast lattice work front end.  I am not sure if it works.  . 

Good - . . . . .  SOLD!



 


Antique Open Frame Electric MotorSmall Toy Electric Motor Single coil 6 volt.  It does run!!

Good + . . . . .  SOLD!



 


Weeden Electric MotorToy Electric Motor These came in different sizes.  The base seems to be marked 110Volts, but I am not sure if that is correct.  Unlike the other motors these used electro magnetic field to operate.  It looks similar to a Weeden design, but there is no makers info to be found. 

Good + . . . . .  SOLD!





Antique Electric Sewing Machine Motor w/ RheostatAntique SO-EZ Electric Sewing Machine Motor w/ Rheostat by Hamilton Beach  This set-up reminds me of the situation I am in where I am being sent a black box to make it possible to receive TV signals after they change them to all digital. 

Electricity had come to America, but what was the housewife to do with her trusty hand crank or treadle sewing machine.  Upgrade of course.  These small electric motors with a foot powered rheostat were offered to the consumer who had a treadle or hand crank sewing machines and had invested a lot of money in them and would not buy one of the new fangled electric models.

I had one of these once that was patented in the 1880's and bolted to the machine instead of the wheel and crank.  That was a quite rare little piece. This later model is more universal and has a rubber pulley that would run against the sewing machine wheel to get things going.  From the looks of it and the condition the wife decided to stick with hand or foot power, or hubby got her one of those real electrics the next year. Overall it is in great condition, and I suspect the wife just continued to treadle away and this sat in the closet for the last 80 +  years or so.  

Excellent . . . . . $95.00       SOLD!!



Hand Crank Electric Motor / Dynamo / GeneratorHand Crank Electric Motor / Dynamo / Generator  I know little about this.  There is no maker info or info tag.  I have seen similar advertised in early magazines.  Interesting!!

Good + . . . . . SOLD!






Vintage American Heater Co Bulb HeaterVintage American Heater Co Bulb Heater I have seen dozens of the GE model of this style heater.  I have owned several of those over the years.  I have never seen or had this make before.  It works and all three bulbs work.  The condition is like new.  They also made a line of electric irons that are very popular.

Fine. . . . .  SOLD!





GE Electric Bulb HeaterGE Electric Bulb Heater   This GE product heats the air and you through the wasted heat given off lighting up the light bulbs.  What an idea

Good + . . . . . SOLD!






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