Countershaft with clutch pulleys
The two clutch pulleys are 2 1/2" wide by 10 1/2" diameter. The shaft is 1 1/4" by 40" long. The 2 1/8" wide cone pulley steps are 9 3/4", 8 1/4", 6 3/4", 5 1/8" in diameter. The height from the base of the hangers to the shaft center is 10".
This item needs restoration before use. One shaft bearing is frozen on the shaft and one of the clutches has a broken internal part requiring welding. The other bearing and the other clutch pulley are working well and the shifting sleeve slides freely. If you enjoy rust removal and a little machining, this can become useful again, The nicely shaped hangers are worth restoration.
closeup of the clutches and shifter
the clean break (center left)in a clutch shoe The break extends all the way across the bracket and touches the bolt hole.
front view The short rod on the shifting rod is moved by a wood handle which would be hinged at the ceiling and brought down to operator level
end view, showing the unusually attractive hangers
Price: SOLD buyer pickup only
This item can be safely stored until your next trip to Maryland
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