Main (center of room ceiling) Line shaft with 5 pulleys and three clutches
The 12' long 1" diameter line shaft with three adjustable hangers is
mounted on a wood frame and can be used either overhead or on the floor
by inverting the bearing housings. Three of the five pulleys have
clutches. From left to right, the pulleys are 12"x3" iron with clutch,
9"x4" wooden split pulley, 3"x3" iron pulley with clutch, 12"x3" iron
fixed pulley, 3"x3" iron pulley with clutch. All three clutches work
smoothly and the Babbitt bearings are serviceable. The 1" shaft is actually 1-1/16 dia.
and is used for lighter duty machines like wood lathes and band saws and
is much lighter and easier to hang than larger shafts.
view from left end
view from right end
closeup of 12" pulley with clutch
closeup of 9" wood pulley This split pulley can easily be repositioned or removed by loosening the clamping bolts
the 3" clutch pulley at the center of the shaft
the 12" fixed and 3" clutch pulleys at the right end of the shaft
view of above from the left side.
View from the third floor, simulating overhead mounting
overall view from the right end
overall front view
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