What is this -- can you figure it out? (identify this piece of equipment)

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Nothing to show scale, nothing to show normal orientation, not a very elucidating viewing angle.

My first thought was a piece of surveying equipment.
 
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A motor of some sort. I see field laminations, a commutator and brushes. I see what is most likely a fan on the right side. Looks like maybe the guts for a handheld electric mixer.
 
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Electric mixer. Obvious now.
 
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That worm gear will drive two gears sitting in those encasements in opposite directions, surely attached to shafts. So, two shafts, just a few inches apart driving in opposite directions.

I say it's the motor for an ancient clothing wringer. Otherwise known as a child-hand-and-arm-flattener.

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They will spin too fast for any clothing wringer I have been around.
 
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They will spin too fast for any clothing wringer I have been around.
Valid point. I don't see any gearbox that would reduce revs, but I won't rule it out.

Mixer is good too.
 
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mixer may be but I think it may be part of tv
can it be so?
 
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mixer may be but I think it may be part of tv
No way. There are no heavy-duty, mechanical, moving components in a TV of any decade.

That is most definitely a heavy-duty motor driving two shafts in opposite directions in close proximity.
 
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and in what can I use it
 
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Well, in an industrial mixer. I think Average is correct.

If you wish to re-use it, you could take the head off, and you'd have a powerful electric motor for something. Don't know what the revs are.
 
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ok thanks very much
 
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A bit off topic but the old wringer washers had a shaft that run up through the pedestal that the wringer part mounted on. There was only one motor and it was underneath. Just gearing to get the power up to the wringer rollers.
 
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Just curious, why would you have thought surveying equipment? What made your mind go there?
 
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Just curious, why would you have thought surveying equipment? What made your mind go there?
I love making new from old stuff that's all
 
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Just curious, why would you have thought surveying equipment? What made your mind go there?
Pretty sure this was directed at me. :wink:

I didn't get a good look at the motor part until you pointed it out in the follow-up pix. My first look saw two circles about the size - and separation - of eyes, on a tall, tripod-like stock.
 
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I like the mixer idea. The spinning plastic part could (with gearing) spin a bowl. The fins could engage for different gear ratios.

Clearly it should be Aboveaveragesupernova. :partytime:
 
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Clearly it should be Aboveaveragesupernova. :partytime:
Well I used to be Superaveragenova but I decided I would rather be averagely super. o0) LOL
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Strangely I don't recall how I really came up with the name. It just popped in my head. It is interesting to me in that it doesn't seem possible for an event like an exploding star to be 'average' and boring, but of course everything is relative and there are in fact actual average supernovas.
 
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I like the mixer idea. The spinning plastic part could (with gearing) spin a bowl. The fins could engage for different gear ratios.
I figure that's really more of the cooling mechanism for the motor.
 
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and how can I make it work
 
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The two different drives taken from the motor suggest a low speed, reversible, high torque drive at one end (as people have already said) and a high speed takeoff dog on the other end - could be a pump drive (not much torque transferred through that plastic piece but a pump wouldn't need it). Most washing machines would have two separate motors, in my experience, but an old design could have used just one. I'd love to see the controller / timer for it.
@Dave - you really are too, too good to your partner. Buying her all the latest white goods, as in the photo.
 
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