Elliot Company Letter

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Correspondence from the Elliot Company to Arthur Linke regarding an antique music machine.
Elliot Company
A Division of Carrier Corporation
Crocker-Wheeler Plant
Jeannette, PA.
February 2, 1960
General Offices
Jeannette, PA
Jeannette, PA
Ridgway, PA
Newrk, N.J.
Arthur Linke and Son
Wholesale and Retail Florists
331 Mirre Street, Corner Fifth
Alpena, Michigan
Reference is made to your letter of January 23, 1960, giving us the nameplate data for the machine you own. Before giving you other information, we want to correct the machine number that you gave us. You show the number to be No. 33 15. Either the number is not clear, or it was stamped wrong, because the correct machine number is No. 83 15. The remaining nameplate data that you gave us is correct.
The motor that you have was built in 1901 for the Marican Auto Music Company of New York City. It is a bipolar machine that was intended for a fan motor only, and does not have the mechanical features of the larger sizes; but is well built, and can be used for very light power work. For fan duty, it was made with an extra high base; for other uses the ordinary low base was used. It is made with a smooth instead of a tooth armature, and has a series winding only. Instead of self-oiling bearings, it is supplied with oil cups. It will drive a 12 inch fan at 1500 RPM's. A description of this type of motor first appeared in Bulletin No. 4 dated June, 1897.
To regulate the speed, this size was provided with a Crocker-Wheeler two speed switch (patented September 22, 1891), by means of which the throwing of the series fields in multiple or series with each other gives two running speeds without the introduction of wasteful external resistance. It delivered 1/12 hp on top speed and 1/6 hp on low speed.
Besides the motor that is in the Ford Museum, there is one like it in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D. C.
Very truly yours,
J. P. Mular
Application Engineer
All orders accepted subject to delays arsing from causes beyond out control. Quotations subject to change without notice.
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February 1960
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Knechtel Collection
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Dennis Knechtel
Recommended Citation:
Knechtel Collection, Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
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Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707

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Elliot Company Letter

Correspondence from the Elliot Company to Arthur Linke regarding an antique music machine.