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Title: Wind Charger Governor ID
Post by: Mike on February 11, 2018, 07:40:49 AM
Can you ID the flyweight governor in the pic below? 
Hint:  The manufacturer was from Iowa....which narrows the list of companies down to around 10 or so.


Title: Re: Wind Charger Governor ID
Post by: David on February 11, 2018, 09:24:03 PM
Hi Mike,
I was wondering if you have more photos of the governor? It looks like it has three balls in the photo so that it would be a three blade with a variable pitch?   Also was wondering if it could be for a steam engine governor.
David


Title: Re: Wind Charger Governor ID
Post by: Mike on February 12, 2018, 07:25:28 AM
It's definitely a wind gen governor and it varied the pitch of 3 blades.  They're also coupled to a single spring to avoid a mismatch in blade pitch.  I'll include a few more pics.


Title: Re: Wind Charger Governor ID
Post by: Mike on February 12, 2018, 07:28:01 AM
pic


Title: Re: Wind Charger Governor ID
Post by: Mike on February 12, 2018, 07:28:52 AM
pic


Title: Re: Wind Charger Governor ID
Post by: Mike on February 12, 2018, 07:30:02 AM
pic


Title: Re: Wind Charger Governor ID
Post by: Mike on February 16, 2018, 12:12:18 PM
another pic


Title: Re: Wind Charger Governor ID
Post by: CoreyB on February 19, 2018, 08:17:19 PM
Allied


Title: Re: Wind Charger Governor ID
Post by: Mike on February 20, 2018, 08:23:01 AM
I'd say close enough be declared a winner.  These parts came from a Nelson. The Nelson Mfg Co, Spencer, IA was bought by Jacobs in 1942 and renamed Allied.  I've been told that Jacobs thought the Nelson governor mechanism was junk.  Compared to his flyweight governor he was probably right.