1890's Holtzer-Cabot open frame FAN MOTOR - Scarce !

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  • Item Category: Tools
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Oct 23, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House
Holtzer Cabot fan motor See 11 Photos Below
Ended previous auction early to relist this item in a different catagory (Kitchen - Electric Fans)
An old 1890's fan motor by Holtzer-Cabot Electric Company of Boston, Mass. This is an early open frame motor and tag indicates it is for 110 volts, I assume it is for Alternating Current. Serial number on tag is #1810
Motor looks in good physical condition, some loss of red pin-stripping in some areas. Resistance of motor winding as measured on the two big brass binding post is 30 ohms. Has two big funnel shaped cups on top which I assume are for oil.
Biggest problem is one of the brass brush holders is missing (see photos below). T is one complete one with brass sleve, spring and brass screw-on cap. Another brass tube is provide (not original) that will work for repair purposes, all that is needed is to make the brass cap nut and a piece of carbon material. I believe the brushes mount in the two openings on one side of motor. Looks like one of the brush holders on the motor frame is missing a circular insulating sleeve inside, nothing that can't be made.
Overall I think this is a great fan motor and a very desirable piece of historical electrical apparatus.
I am selling this for the owner of item, both him and I really are not experts in this type of item. The owner had a very big offer many years ago but did not want to sell at that time. He now has some big medical bills and is forced to sell this great item. He has put a reserve of $500.00 on it, way lower than the offer he had many years ago, but the fellow has passed away.
UPS shipping weight estimated at 28 pounds, double boxed.
Shipped by UPS (United Parcel Service), shipped at exact cost according to weight and UPS Zone. No over-inflated shipping cost !
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Several people have stated that the fan motor may be a DC motor.

Also - auction will NOT end early - don't even ask.

Thanks for all the email questions and concerns of auction

ending early - it will NOT.