The tag says it runs at 1600rpm and is 500 volts. Judging by the nameplate and my limited research I would guess this motor was built around 1892. It was built by Crocker and Wheeler in Ampere, NJ and has an 1891 patent date. The motor is in almost unbelievable condition for being almost 125 years old! It was just found within the last month, in an old basement near Chicago. I didn’t want to hurt anything by trying to make it run, especially being what the voltage says. The armature spins nice and freely, with no drag whatsoever. The adjuster lever works just as it should. This motor hasn’t seen the elements in it’s entire life, you can easily tell that by all the original paint, patina and perfect wires! The only thing I did to it, is very, very lightly sand the top of the nameplate so you can read it easier. The windings look to be in perfect shape on the coils, not one spec of bare wire, or loose wire, everything looks nice and tight and in perfect shape. By my very limited research I believe this motor could have been originally ordered as a fan, or just a plain motor like this one. It currently has a belt pulley on it, which I can’t guarantee is or is not original. Please look at the pictures and decide for yourself, I will be very happy to answer any questions you have to the best of my ability. The item “ANTIQUE 1/6HP CROCKER & WHEELER BIPOLAR ELECTRIC MOTOR 1892 FAN UNMOLESTED L@@K” is in sale since Thursday, October 27, 2016. This item is in the category “Business & Industrial\Light Equipment & Tools\Stationary Engines\Engines”. The seller is “enginecollector1991″ and is located in Cass City, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Brand: Crocker and Wheeler
- Type: Bipolar Motor
- Powered By: Electric
- MPN: Does Not Apply
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States