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Thread: Hamilton Beach Home Motor Documents

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    Hamilton Beach Home Motor Documents

    hey folks,

    Mizkaki was kind enough to loan me her copies of the documentation for her Hamilton Beach Home motor.

    I made color scans of them and pulled a copy from an original advertisement on sale on EBay.

    They are zipped here:

    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/18576541/Ha...tor%20Docs.zip

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    Very interesting. Hamilton Beach made a great motor

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    I like those motors. Been looking for one with the pivoting mount for a Singer machine.

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    Well, Mizkaki was kind enough to also give me one motor and loan me another (so I can replicate a couple of parts from it)

    I have my original, the gift one, the loaner, and an extra one that I bought online now as well . I am in the process or rewiring one, if it works and I can to at least one of the others, i'd be more than willing to ship you one for the cost of shipping.

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    I have one of the motors - the document did not open - bummer
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    following w interest. I have one also, marked as new home light running, has the swingaway arm mount.

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    Ok, sorry about this. The files are here now.

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    I also have the HIGH res scans, so if you want them just PM

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    Wow, these are great! Very clever idea to market it as a "movable" motor, not dedicated to a single purpose. However I do wonder how the fan was operated before the advent of this motor. It couldn't possibly have been by means of "Wearisome pedal trudgery, which often menaces health...."

    And it was expensive!! What does it say under $18.50? Looks like "Denver and [something] $19.00"

    How many amps or Watts are these motors? I want to estimate the cost of electricity. ("Costs less than 1 cent per hour") I tried using .7 amps (guesstimate) and 1 cent per hour, and I'm getting more than $10 per KWH! My math must be wrong.

    Edit: Yeah, I was off by a factor of 1000. Cost was about 1.2 cents per KWH. Very rough estimate though.
    Last edited by Sheluma; 10-25-2013 at 03:32 PM. Reason: math error
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    The motor is the same motor used on the sewing machines with the "dogbone" connector that tuck under the arm when not in use. They are interchangable.

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    What holds the motor mount onto the machine? It looks like it just sets there!
    I have the motor and the foot control!!! The motor mount for mine is a bit different that that one. And it swings out of the way!

    I would love high resolution!
    I sent an email, Steve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    What holds the motor mount onto the machine? It looks like it just sets there!
    I have the motor and the foot control!!! The motor mount for mine is a bit different that that one. And it swings out of the way!

    I would love high resolution!
    It has a 4-footed mount. It must be a very heavy iron base because I don't see any screw-holes to secure it to a table. It must have been scary to sew like that -- one wrong move and the motor goes flying!
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    Mine bolts on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    The motor is the same motor used on the sewing machines with the "dogbone" connector that tuck under the arm when not in use. They are interchangable.
    I recognize it as the same motor but I've never seen one in the wild, and am too lazy to look for a picture of one to find the power usage. I wonder if it is even marked. I have an early W&G motor and it isn't marked. It's pretty big though -- looks like it's more than 1 A.
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    For some odd reason I read this as motor home. That would be very interesting!
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    I shot a couple pics - mine needs new wires.
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    just the motor
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    The bar thing bolts to the table or what ever the machine is mounted in. This is for older machines with no motor boss.
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    Mine was on a Singer 28 or 27 (what ever...) Anyway It was ugly and I put a steering wheel spinner on it and let kids sew on paper bags. The wires looked a bit scary.
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    I will snap some pics of mine when I get home. They are spring loaded so they are "friction drive" from the rough little wheel on the motor to the handwheel rim.

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    My friction part is very worn. The machine is VERY worn, too. Somebody loved that machine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheluma View Post
    Edit: Yeah, I was off by a factor of 1000. Cost was about 1.2 cents per KWH. Very rough estimate though.
    D'oh! I was actually off by a factor of 100, not 1000. Cost was about 13 cents per KWH. Expensive!!
    NB: I shouldn't be allowed to do math. Don't believe any number I compute.


    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Mine was on a Singer 28 or 27 (what ever...) Anyway It was ugly and I put a steering wheel spinner on it and let kids sew on paper bags. The wires looked a bit scary.
    Very cool, Miriam! And I don't see any specs printed on the motor.

    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    I will snap some pics of mine when I get home. They are spring loaded so they are "friction drive" from the rough little wheel on the motor to the handwheel rim.
    What is springloaded? The mount?

    I read somewhere (an old manual, probably) that the handwheel should make contact with the edge of the motor pulley, not the center of it. Too much drag or something if you line it up with the center of the pulley. It makes sense intuitively but I can't exactly explain it, physically. (And I shouldn't try to, given my propensity to err.)
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    Who ever set up the motor with the machine wore a good groove in the wheel didn't they?
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Who ever set up the motor with the machine wore a good groove in the wheel didn't they?
    Yeah, I noticed that. I think the idea is to provide only as much friction as necessary to drive the wheel. So if the pulley is centered, there's more contact and more friction. I guess it's the same as the principle for belt tightness. The tighter the belt, the more force on the pulley. And friction is a force.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ube quilting View Post
    For some odd reason I read this as motor home. That would be very interesting!
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    That makes perfect sense. Home motor, motor home. funny! What would a Hamilton Beach motor home look like? I'm picturing something like an airstream.
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