View single post by Russ Huber
 Posted: Fri Mar 12th, 2010 03:46 pm
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Russ Huber

Joined: Mon Nov 14th, 2005
Location: Southwest, Wisconsin USA
It appears the very early Freshy models either came in two forms. Either transformer and levolier switch bolted to the rear motor plate....or a chain wheel driven rheostat mounted in the bullet. It is my "impression" the rheostat models were the first to emerge. However, thanks to John McComas sending me photos of a rheostat model Freshy Jr. I have confirmed that the Erie St. Jr. EARLY models produced BOTH rheostat and transformer models. I can't speak for the Gaylord Mfg. FRESHY models as I have yet to see one with a rheostat.

The picture shows rear Ballentine motor covers for both a model 22 on the left and model 20 on the right. The model 22 rear cover on the left held a tansformer, the model 20 on the right held a bullet which contained a rheostat mounted IN the bullet. Notice the mounting holes on the cover to left for the transformer and levolier. The rheostat plate is absent of the mounting holes. :up:

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