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Russ Huber
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A recent past video has a very early rare find. If memory serves me right Frank Thone came from Fort Wayne area over to Oskaloosa, IA and started the Hawkeye Electric Mfg. Co.  In 1888 Thone moved the company to Davenport, IA.



HAWKEYE Incandescent Lamp Company Dynamo - YouTube











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  Amazing what used to be that ain't no more. :shock:

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Geoff Dunaway wrote:   Amazing what used to be that ain't no more. :shock:
An early Thone motor or dynamo is like finding a needle in the haystack.  The video link below share in post above was made Dec. of  2020. So it is a fairly recent find.  It was posted on Smokestack. I would imagine the owner has been busy with offers:D


HAWKEYE Incandescent Lamp Company Dynamo - YouTube

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Oh my...that is a nice motor. Is it wrong of me to want to attach a blade to it? Lately, I've been wanting to attach fan blades to anything that moves...must be some sort of psychosis.

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What's the purpose of

the cranky cylinder?


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Jim Kovar wrote: What's the purpose of

the cranky cylinder?


Direction?

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Jim Kovar wrote: What's the purpose of

the cranky cylinder?



Rheostat.

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1888. Oskaloosa/Davenport






December 1888.




1890 Davenport.








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Russ Huber wrote: Jim Kovar wrote: What's the purpose of

the cranky cylinder?



Rheostat.


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The rheostat resistance contained within is pulverized carbon.







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First for me. Never heard of such a thing.

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Michael Rathberger wrote: First for me. Never heard of such a thing.

Me either. The bugger augers its way up and down through ground carbon. The closer the threaded auger gets to the bottom contact, the less resistance of the current passing through the carbon between the juiced auger and bottom contact and the faster motor goes. 

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Russ Huber wrote:

Russ, that elevator reminds me of
another elevator, one that I have
ridden, and coincidentally in another
small town in central Iowa.

I miss those events.   :X

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Think i was there twice, had a weird red block or brick ceiling?

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