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 Post subject: What does this crank go to?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:04 pm 
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Any idea on who this crank belongs to? Well true it belongs to me, so let me re phrase. Any idea about what machine would use this crank?

As always... Thanks guys!

T


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 Post subject: Re: What does this crank go to?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:16 pm 
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At first glance it looks homemade. Is it made from square stock? What does the end of the crank that comes into contact with the motor look like? I've seen male threaded, female threaded, and slotted. I suppose a fall off crank is a variation of the slotted crank. Some of the early Edison cranks have a square hole that goes over a square winding shaft. Please describe the winding shaft end of your crank. Thanks, Jerry


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 Post subject: Re: What does this crank go to?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:24 pm 
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Jerry B. wrote:
At first glance it looks homemade. Is it made from square stock? What does the end of the crank that comes into contact with the motor look like? I've seen male threaded, female threaded, and slotted. I suppose a fall off crank is a variation of the slotted crank. Some of the early Edison cranks have a square hole that goes over a square winding shaft. Please describe the winding shaft end of your crank. Thanks, Jerry


Hey Jerry,

It is not fancy...its just square. Square throughout from the crank end to the handle. It appears to be brass/gold? The handle is brass and has a round plug in the end, but does not rotate etc it is fixed. It might be home made, I just picked up a project vv-vI and the lady had it with it. Clearly it does not in any shape or form work with this victor, but I am wondering what someone tried/used it with.


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 Post subject: Re: What does this crank go to?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:21 pm 
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Could it be for raising/lowering shopfront awnings? I believe they used a crank mechanism... :?

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 Post subject: Re: What does this crank go to?
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Definitely not for a phonograph...
"The phonograph† is not of any commercial value."
Thomas Alva Edison - Comment to his assistant, Samuel Insull.

"No one needs a Victrola XX, a Perfected Graphophone Type G, or whatever you call those noisy things."
My Wife


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 Post subject: Re: What does this crank go to?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:07 am 
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looks kind of like a blow lever for a large pump organ. They are usually flat iron though.


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 Post subject: Re: What does this crank go to?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:14 am 
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Its about 8 inches long its not big. Yeah thats a mystery to me, just thought it was interesting.


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 Post subject: Re: What does this crank go to?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:36 pm 
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It's a window crank for a 1960 AirStream trailer... maybe... ;) :roll: :lol:
"The phonograph† is not of any commercial value."
Thomas Alva Edison - Comment to his assistant, Samuel Insull.

"No one needs a Victrola XX, a Perfected Graphophone Type G, or whatever you call those noisy things."
My Wife


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 Post subject: Re: What does this crank go to?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:23 am 
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Curt A wrote:
It's a window crank for a 1960 AirStream trailer... maybe... ;) :roll: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: What does this crank go to?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:39 pm 
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HOMEMADE :oops:


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