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Hand Powered Forge Blower

A hand cranked power capable of very high rpm. The two large pulleys are 22" diameter. The first drives an 8" pulley and the second is belted to a 2" pulley on the blower. The decorative plate on top of the stand is marked “Penna Elect Co., Marietta, PA”. This blower is almost identical to the Centennial blower introduced in 1876 by Champion Blower & Forge Co. of Lancaster, PA. suggesting that this may have been made by Champion. The 1 1/4" leather belting is intact and suitable for demonstrations. For heavy use, it should be replaced. The power is 55" high with a 12" blower. The oval blower outlet is 3" x 3 3/4" i.d. All bearings turn smoothly and the air output is normal.

crank side

closeup of blower

opposite side

name plate

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