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This line shaft is 1 7/16" diameter and 9' 9 1/2" long. The three pulleys are 4 1/2" dia. x 7 1/2" long; 10" dia x 5" wide; 10" dia. x 6" wide. The last two are identical in design and diameter and may be mounted together to form an 11" wide pulley. The steel hangers are fully adjustable. The bearing holders have two capped oil holes on top and a grease fitting on the bottom. This fitting appears to be original in that the bearing holder casting has a flat provided for this purpose. Rather than the usual Babbitt, the bearings are 6" long rollers.

the 6" roller bearings

the bearing holders with capped oil holes on top and a grease fitting on the bottom

the hangers with bearings

the line shaft is 9' 9 1/2" long and 1 7/16" in diameter. The shaft is straight and turns true. There are some typical grooves from slipping pulleys and set screw marks.

the 4 1/2" diameter by 7 1/2" wide pulley This pulley is flat (not crowned), making it useful for driving tight and loose pulleys. Such wide, small diameter pulleys are harder to find than the tight and loose pulleys they were meant to drive. The discoloration is the remains of a heavy coating of belt dressing that I removed with a propane torch and putty knife.

The two 10" diameter pulleys can be used separately or mounted together. One is 6" wide, the other is 5" wide.

A corner of one hanger base has been cut off, likely to fit around an obstacle. This doesn't affect its strength when hung overhead.

Price: SOLD
This item is for pickup only. We can shorten the shaft, if desired and can safely store until your next trip to Maryland.

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