Electric Motors in Link Coin Pianos

Westinghouse motor in an early Link coin piano.

(Photograph courtesy of Rusty King)

Westinghouse electric motor with a flat belt pulley in an early Link coin piano with a Schaff piano #25499, and an added Link serial number of 2264 on a small piece of paper pasted under the Schaff number. Partially visible to the left of the motor in a cast iron housing is the motor switch device.

Westinghouse motor nameplate in an early Link coin piano.

(Photograph courtesy of Rusty King)

Westinghouse motor nameplate in an early Link coin piano (see above image for more details). The nameplate reads: Westinghouse Electric & Mfg. Co., Pittsburg, PA, U.S.A. Alternating Current Motor, Single Phase, Constant Speed, Continuous Duty. 1/8 H.P., 110 Volts, 3 Amps, 60 Cycles, 1180 R.P.M., Style No. 467875, Serial No. 1216706. Patented May 4 '07, Mar 1 '08, and Dec 6, '10.

Holtzer-Cabot motor in a late Link Style 2EX cabinet piano.

(Photograph courtesy of Rusty King)

Holtzer-Cabot motor with a flat belt pulley in a late Link Style 2EX cabinet piano.

Holtzer-Cabot motor nameplate in a late Link Style 2EX cabinet piano.

(Photograph courtesy of Rusty King)

Holtzer-Cabot motor nameplate in a late Link Style 2EX cabinet piano. The nameplate reads: Alternating Current Motor; Made in U.S.A.; The Holtzer-Cabot Electric Co. Boston - Chicago; No. 613250, Frame ST 17, Volts 110, Amps 2.8, Phase 1, H.P. 1/8, R.P.M 1150, Cycles 60.

Holtzer-Cabot motor nameplate in a late Link Style 2EX cabinet piano.

(Photograph courtesy of Dana Johnson)

At picture left is a Robbins & Meyers motor in Link Style C #2638.

Robbins & Meyers motor in Link Style R #5255.

(Photograph courtesy of Dana Johnson)

 Robbins & Meyers motor in Link Style R #5255.

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