View single post by Steve Stephens
 Posted: Mon Jul 7th, 2014 08:59 pm
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Steve Stephens

Joined: Mon Nov 14th, 2005
Location: San Anselmo, California USA
Bill and Jeff, I would like to get more information about the FRONT bronze end bells used by Emerson on their Meston and bronze bell induction motors. 

Bill, would you be so kind as to compare the best you can with your bronze motor fans to see if the front bell, other than the slot in the top front for the Meston top switch model, is otherwise identical in size, shape, and other details?   From the photos I have seen it looks like they may have come from the same pattern but with the top switch model having the slot milled into the casting.  Does it look like the slot is milled or cast at the time of pouring?
Jeff, I'd love to see a photo taken from the side of your Meston FRONT end bell and showing where the slot for the switch lever is or, if it's from a later back switch fan motor, the area where the slot would be on the top switch models.  I have a feeling that the bronze front end bell used on both top and back switch models is the same casting from the same pattern.   Thank you both.