Rare Antique Ball Motor [Restoration]

Rare Antique Ball Motor [Restoration]


This old rubber has hardened The rare cylindrical carbon brush! It’s huge! Just in case… This is not paint, it is japanning very hard to remove with paint stripper I need to remove as much as possible so it does not clog the sand blaster I forgot to turn on the vacuum… Japanning is thick and originally filled these holes Filler primer sand, then low gloss black enamel paint 7 coats Checking for electrical continuity I have to check every one… 2000 grit sandpaper Machining would be the proper method The chuck is loose… I lightly sandblasted it Brass blackener/kool-aid I glued sandpaper to the screwdriver I still want this to look old, but with the background a consistent colour Penetrating oil to revive the old rubber soak for 24 hours these are indexing marks Clear is better I am using a variable speed controller This motor spins very fast, almost too fast…

100 Replies to “Rare Antique Ball Motor [Restoration]”

  1. Молодец! Уверен — дай этому чуваку чуть подзаржавевшего "Толстяка" 1945 года, не сказав что это за "шарик",он и его восстановит и испытания,вновь заблестевшего, произведёт!
    В общем — любой слесарь 5 разряда такое же сделает,дай ему стимул и соответствующие растворы с инструментом — ништяк!

  2. Very unusual performance of the electric motor! Something funny! I wonder where it was used! Regards Vlad.

  3. Ha. Got an ad for O'Reilly Auto Parts, I wanna call my local one and ask for a "rare cylindrical carbon screws" for my ball motor.

  4. Great to see an old motor run again. Aren't those brass fittings on the end for grease? Or does the oil you added provide sufficient lubrication to the bearings?

  5. To anybody curious, yes this is for THAT kind of vibrator. The "treatment" was originally an outpatient procedure to relieve 'feminine hysteria'. Most of them look more at home in a garage than up a girl's squishy bits.

  6. Holy s#it…you made a crazy dentist drill!
    No, but seriously; that was spectacular. Very nice refurb.
    I would not have guessed you could get away with refinishing the rotor on a wobbly drill press. I will have to try it myself.
    Congrats. Beautiful motor

  7. that's neat. but what would be the point of a ball motor?

    also that ungrounded metal case and poorly insulated contacts is super cringy.

  8. Такой дрелькой только платы и сверлить ☺
    Классно. Спасибо за интересное кино про необычный двигатель!

  9. My gramma mounted a ball motor inside her wooden leg. She uses it to operate a gatlin gun mounted in her other wooden leg.

  10. Id love fo sr you have a lathe. Even a mini lathe so you can properly machine the armature and to make small bushings. That would be a handy addition to your hobby.

  11. Typewriter platen rejuvenator on rubber insulators, instead?
    Believe I'd want to attach the ground wire under a nearby screw in case that thing has a winding to ground. GFCI, also.

  12. 27:36 -сверло крутится в другую сторону! А не – слишком большие обороты! Аффтар балабол…

  13. Alles gut und schön ,nur den Erdungsdraht ist hier nicht angeschlossen worden,das muss bei Metalgehäuse aber sein.

  14. Can anyone tell me why he put nutella in an electric motor? Im genuinely confused if its actually nutella or a bucket of grease. Someone please explain.

  15. SE VE UN BUEN VIDEO, PERO LO MALO ES QUE EN CASI TODOS ESTE TIPO DE RESTAURACION, CASI NUNCA INDICAN LOS QUÍMICOS O PRODUCTOS UTILIZADOS PARA SU LIMPIEZA O BLANQUEAMIENTO O PINTURAS. SERIA BUENO QUE ESTO SE INDIQUE PARA PODER TENER IDEA QUE DEBO USAR PARA LA LIMPIEZA U QUITAR OXIDO U OTRO MATERIAL DEL APARATO. GRACIAS

  16. https://www.rings-things.com/Products/Oxidizers-and-Antiquing-Solutions/ Get your background back to black with either black antiquing or Sodium Picolinate.

  17. Hammond IN is about a twenty minute drive from my home. I used to go there for auctions. The area is ready and ripe to buy homes low and sell moderately high. Just buy south of 30 and west of 65. Mean price range is around $100K. I used to flip and was interested in buying there before I got ill. There is a plan to bring the trains of Chicago south of Crown Point and on to Lowell. Lowell is very cheap because it is so far from Chicago where most of the good jobs are.

    Chicago has a great history of being a hub for the Worlds Fair, meat processing and now finance and television Thanks Oprah*. I hope this tid bit helps someone…just make sure you don't go near the flood plains, check out the local info before buying and make sure the sale isn't a Sheriff's or tax sale because of the drugs that have been wrangled up and cleaned up then for the most part pushed out of the area I suggested. Do your research. No meth labs, raids, unnatural deaths or electric isn't up to snuff…*lol

  18. I found this, along with your video! https://www.google.com/search?newwindow=1&q=1910s+ball-shaped+motor&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiDoufYwdflAhULEawKHZazAnwQsAR6BAgFEAE&biw=965&bih=621&dpr=1.25#imgrc=VS69Y8R5vQ-QOM:

  19. For anybody wondering what this thing is for:

    "Mechanical Vibratory Stimulation for the Treatment of Disease"

    https://books.google.com/books?id=qhUCAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA4&lpg=PA4&dq=Cologne+Vibrator&source=bl&ots=PpWMua5O35&sig=ACfU3U3csjBqI99JODfdSaQiSUXrO3i-jQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj41aPP-tjlAhVMip4KHRWVAY0Q6AEwEnoECAkQAQ#v=onepage&q=Cologne%20Vibrator&f=false

  20. Molto bello questo motore sferico con spazzole cilindriche (mai viste). Forse lo tratti un pò duramente nel restauro. Avrei aggiunto un rivestimento in gomma siliconica ai contatti (110 Volt fanno male).
    Comunque, complimenti… like meritato

    Very nice this spherical motor with cylindrical brushes (never seen). Perhaps you treat him a little harshly in the restoration. I would have added a silicon rubber coating to the contacts (110 volts are bad).

    Anyway, congratulations … deserved like

  21. My grandfather had one of those sheep shearer. To Bad didn't have the rest. Of it. It was built heavy enough so it doesn't vibrate bounce around..

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