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    Mine's Bigger Than Yours

    My start relay is bigger than your start relay. Well, it's certainly heavier, that's for sure. At almost 50 pounds. The pictures don't seem to do it justice, but here goes.

    I've always been curious what type of application it was made for. I've seen current versions of part winding start, just curious what type of three phase start application this was used on.

    Fairbanks Morse is still in business, wonder if they'd have a clue . . . ?

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    On the industrial side, I used to run across the occasional Fairbanks Morse Generator or Fire Pump. These were primarily in textile mills and the equipment dated back to the 1920's and 30's. I would guess this was from one of those. Nice find.

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    The BIDDING starts at $50.00!!!

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    PHM already has one as a door bell ringer

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    LOL


    Quote Originally Posted by itsiceman View Post
    PHM already has one as a door bell ringer

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    Manual reduced voltage starting switch. You only have the handle and the hold in solenoid coil. I worked in a foundry once that had a 250 hp sand mixer that had a reduced starter . The motor had two different windings. Pulled the handle to start and when it got up to running speed, you slammed it in run. You had to be quick. The contact points were about 2 inches square and submerged in oil.

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    Found it on a road trip a couple of decades ago, yard sale. Think I showed up about the time the guy wanted to close up. I kept checking it out, I probably showed more interest than anyone else he had ever seen. Can't remember if I paid anything for it, but if I did, it was only a couple of bucks.

    $50.

    Do I hear a $100 ??


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    Sounds good. So pretty much the same as the part winding start of today. Just done manually?


    Quote Originally Posted by deerslayerjohn View Post
    Manual reduced voltage starting switch. You only have the handle and the hold in solenoid coil. I worked in a foundry once that had a 250 hp sand mixer that had a reduced starter . The motor had two different windings. Pulled the handle to start and when it got up to running speed, you slammed it in run. You had to be quick. The contact points were about 2 inches square and submerged in oil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBeerme View Post
    Sounds good. So pretty much the same as the part winding start of today. Just done manually?
    Yes

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    They used to make diesel engines for WW2 submarines (Gato class?..Balao?) they were opposed piston engines and were actually pretty reliable compared to the GM recips that were also available. Really neat design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitchellpsp View Post
    They used to make diesel engines for WW2 submarines (Gato class?..Balao?) they were opposed piston engines and were actually pretty reliable compared to the GM recips that were also available. Really neat design.
    Never seen one of those subs. The last one I saw was the Clamagore, a Guppy III upgrade down near the Yorktown and Hunley In Charleston, and it had four Detroit diesels.

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    That thing come with a wiring diagram?
    Very Kewl BB.
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    Go back and reread the Basic's.You WILL Learn something.
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    No wiring diagram, what you see is what you get.


    Quote Originally Posted by mrkelly View Post
    That thing come with a wiring diagram?
    Very Kewl BB.

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