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Edsel Chamberlain with his machine??

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    Posted 2 years ago

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    1860s carte de visite out of Ashland, Ohio.

    Image has ink ID on the back of Edsel Chamberlain.

    I am not sure what the device is on the table. Any feedback or information is appreciated.

    Reproduction of these images in any form is prohibited.



    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
      It has what looks like a basic generator or elec. motor parts but that doesn't explain what looks like a sparkplug & what appears to be a pointer in the middle. "Me not know, Mon."
    2. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
      Thanks for looking and commenting buss.

    3. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
      Thanks roy and vo.

    4. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
      Thanks gate, official and vetraio!

    5. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
      Thanks kiva!

    6. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
      Thanks much fran.

    7. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 2 years ago
      My first thoughts were along blunderbuss2' motor/generator ideas, but if it is an 'electrical' machine, it sorta seems to be lacking any 'electric wires' or 'terminals' or stuff...making me now wonder more if it might be some sort of 'engine'? (or prototype/model thereof?). The large pulley and driveshaft setup present an interesting connundrum -- were they intended to drive the machine from another motive force, or to produce the motive force to drive something else...??
    8. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 2 years ago
      Hi Scott, great photo. That 'spindle' on the left side looks very similar to the Singer sewing machine to me but looking at the other side...hmmm? Couldn't be a printing press. Beats me.
    9. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
      The machine/motor doesn't turn. The 1st Wankel eng. prototype !
    10. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
      Thanks obscura-- appreciate you looking and commenting!

    11. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
      Thanks share and nobucks-- appreciate you looking!


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