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    Jraef; Your "layman's" writing style is...

    Jraef;

    Your "layman's" writing style is exceptional.

    I'll always recall your insight on a 1500 HP motor failure I needed direction on.

    John
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    This thread moved me to open up files of research...

    This thread moved me to open up files of research I did when building my meter.

    6 photo - John Douglas photos at pbase.com

    Not claiming to be a curator of history related to the Weston...
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    That's a very interesting piece of equipment you...

    That's a very interesting piece of equipment you have there. A quick Internet search of the Indiana company reveals they were a manufacturer of Farm-Lighting generators.

    The attached screen shot...
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    A long time aficionado of electrical measuring...

    A long time aficionado of electrical measuring instruments peeking in on this thread.
    The Op's meter is in excellent "visual" condition.

    In the early 2000's I started building a large functioning...
  5. Peeking [in] to read if you folks have solved the...

    Peeking [in] to read if you folks have solved the problem yet.

    Is there any leaning toward a solution, or is this thread merely a collection of
    of conversations that fades away over time?
    ...
  6. The units are in inches. Hence clarifying the...

    The units are in inches. Hence clarifying the little trick works only with 3 digit NEMA frames and not metric IEC motor frames.
    And of course the math does not workout on smaller two digit NEMA...
  7. Agree with all of what Jraef states. As...

    Agree with all of what Jraef states.

    As for..."What would a motor shop actually 'do' to tell?"

    Here's the sequence of inspecting a polyphase motor having no nameplate.

    1. The very first tool...
  8. Thank you very much for your analysis and opinion...

    Thank you very much for your analysis and opinion Scottl.

    You spent a lot of time writing a reply to my two cent thread entry.

    Not sure what you are talking about with, "...collectivists...
  9. After reading over 60 pages of discussion here......

    After reading over 60 pages of discussion here... I must have missed the page where someone actually answers the Op's question.

    9100 (Bill) originally wrote:
    " The question is- what can we do as...
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    One of the definitive "bibles" on job seeking,...

    One of the definitive "bibles" on job seeking, resumes, etc... that has been in publication annually since 1975... and has sold more than ten million copies to date
    is the book titled, "What Color...
  11. In the world of failures, a term known as "Root...

    In the world of failures, a term known as "Root Cause Analysis" exists.

    It seeks out the true cause for something failing. The gear appears to have been held fast or obstructed from tuning freely....
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    The wrecker at Liberal, Kansas is a Type X...

    The wrecker at Liberal, Kansas is a Type X 160-ton crane... first developed in 1915 by Industrial Works, Bay City, Michigan.

    This particular “Big Hook” represented an increase in capacity from...
  13. Using a Sharpie Extra Fine Point Industrial...

    Using a Sharpie Extra Fine Point Industrial "Super Permanent Ink" black marking pen,
    it will take approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes to legibly hand letter a 100 foot long
    conventional steel...
  14. If there is a market for a Wi-Fi connected...

    If there is a market for a Wi-Fi connected barbecue grill and a battery operated adjustable wrench,
    than surely there's a customer out there needing a tape measure marked off completely in inches...
  15. Not everyone can... will... or want to understand...

    Not everyone can... will... or want to understand the reason or purpose for your objective.

    I have altered conventional steel tapes in the past for field work using a "Sharpie" permanent marker....
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    true temper, That old McMaster-Carr catalog...

    true temper,

    That old McMaster-Carr catalog from '52 would indeed be a fun read.
    If you happen to check in on this thread again, I'd be curious to know what
    catalog number a 1952 book would be....
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    The resolution of the catalog pages posted could...

    The resolution of the catalog pages posted could have been better.

    The $18.29 3/8" SPEEDWAY DRILL shown on one of the posted photos has three prices.

    List: $27.50

    Each: $19.25

    Lots 3:...
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    Power Tool Prices in 1951

    Power Tool Prices in 1951

    Some of you may enjoy a look at power tool prices from a Fall 1951 Grainger catalog.
    (The catalog measures about 3/16" in thickness at 101 pages including front and back...
  19. 59-years-old here. This discussion has been...

    59-years-old here.

    This discussion has been fascinating to read. It reminds me of conversations enjoyed around a camp fire or kitchen table.
    Rarely do I read an entire thread from beginning to...
  20. The report about not being able to make a...

    The report about not being able to make a particular screw caught my attention as well when it was published.
    Mostly because I had worked in a screw factory in the ‘90s and could identify with how...
  21. Your 254U frame motor was manufactured between...

    Your 254U frame motor was manufactured between 1952 and 1964.

    John
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    Duh... Ha Ha, it did just occur to me... the...

    Duh... Ha Ha, it did just occur to me... the pulley does not have to be removed from the motor shaft.
    Sorry 'bout that.

    John
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    Ralph, As JST mentions, the motor will have to...

    Ralph,

    As JST mentions, the motor will have to be dismantled to gain access to its internal electrical connections.
    For someone not accustom to this type of task, it will be intimidating.
    ...
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    “We are a small family owned job shop…” ...

    “We are a small family owned job shop…”

    Include your family in the decision, and thinking process.

    Start there.

    John
  25. Steve; The crowd here is correct related to...

    Steve;

    The crowd here is correct related to the connection remaining “hot”.

    (Hence; overload protection, [start-stop] station, disconnect, before the drum switch, etc.)
    Article 430 in the...
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