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 on: October 15, 2017, 10:45:15 AM 
Started by Chronictinkerer - Last post by Mike
Hi Ralph and welcome to the forum.  I appreciate you taking the time to sign up and share pictures of your project.  There are many of us that share your passion.  I'm glad the website has been of use to you.  I don't believe Wincharger soldered the brushes but I can't say I've seen every variation the factory made.  Even if they used the lower melt temp solder, it would be easy to overheat and anneal the thin copper strap and lose the cold work that gives it "spring." Maybe someone out there has one like yours.  Some pre-REA wind chargers, like Jacobs did solder or braze but they also had thicker copper straps.  Below is a pic of the typical swaged 6V Wincharger brush that I've encountered.  Even the 32V and 110V Winchargers had swaged brushes although I have seen an early 32V that used a screw to attach the brush to the copper strap.
Looking forward to seeing pics of your finished project.


 on: October 13, 2017, 01:27:36 PM 
Started by Chronictinkerer - Last post by Chronictinkerer
Slip ring brush holders.

Looks like they were soldered in.  1/4" x 3/8"

 on: October 13, 2017, 12:48:34 PM 
Started by Chronictinkerer - Last post by Chronictinkerer
Slip Rings

 on: October 13, 2017, 12:46:26 PM 
Started by Chronictinkerer - Last post by Chronictinkerer
Close up

 on: October 13, 2017, 12:44:52 PM 
Started by Chronictinkerer - Last post by Chronictinkerer
The Pieces

 on: October 13, 2017, 12:43:07 PM 
Started by Chronictinkerer - Last post by Chronictinkerer
Hi, Found a Model 39 Wincharger at an antique store in Nebraska last month. I had never seen one before. I spent the next week or so reading about them.  Quite an education. I talked to Winchester Mike about what I had.
I plan on restoring it and putting it on the peak of the garage and using the 6v power to light Cree LED lights to illuminate the unit. I found a 2" x 6" x 6' at the hardwood lumber yard yesterday and cherry picked a long grain tight grain piece of Douglas Fir. Somewhere in there is a propeller.  On line I found a Gottingen 222 airfoil shape that is 4" x 1". I plan to use that as the shape for my propeller unless this forum tells me otherwise. 
It appears the unit was painted with a silver Zinc paint (cold Galvanizing) sometime ago which has saved it.  My plan is to spray it again with the zinc paint and spray Krylon as the finish coat. Any comments, corrections, or other tidbits are welcome. Thank You, Ralph

 on: October 08, 2017, 01:22:49 PM 
Started by Mike - Last post by Mike
Wind-King pics

 on: October 08, 2017, 01:21:21 PM 
Started by Mike - Last post by Mike
This year I decided to make my life easier and display 1 large and 2 small machines...much less work to set up and break down than a trailer load of small machines.  Rigging the Wind-King to stay vertical going down the road was fun.  Lots of interest again this year and I picked up another "outstanding (engine) display." 
-2000W Wind-King
-6V Wincharger, model 36
-6V Parris Dunn

These 3 provided a variety of governor mechanisms for the engine folks to marvel at. 

 on: September 26, 2017, 06:55:37 PM 
Started by VASSILE52 - Last post by VASSILE52
Huey helicopter tail rotor assembly for a wind generator

 on: September 26, 2017, 09:00:46 AM 
Started by Mike - Last post by Mike
I believe it's 6V, don't know for certain.  It'll be a few months before I pick it up.  It's currently in Virginia but reportedly it came from Ohio.  Who knows before that. 

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