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Manufactured/Badged by:
Sears | Craftsman
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True Manufacturer:
Sears | Craftsman, *
Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Motor
Machine Size: 5 HP
Submitted By: LeRoy Jones
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 5642
Date of Manufacturer: 1936/37
Serial Number: 824745
Last Updated 6/16/2015 6:00:51 PM

Comments:
No real history known. Acquired from a fellow OWWM'r in SW Michigan. He received it in a multi machine deal.
This motor is a Repulsion Induction Motor and is very large and heavy.

-Motor tag info-

5HP
Cat # 5642 60 cycle
Volts-110/220 Ph 1
RPM 1750 Amps 52/26
Serial# 824745 74

The tag and case style match the examples in the 1936/37 Craftsman Power Tool Catalogs along with some of the other stated info.
342 lbs.
1 1/4 keyed shaft
Bolt spacing for feet = 12 7/8 x 11
Also noted that there is a cast in # on one of the feet = R36 1. Did not find a reference to this #.

On very odd thing about this motor, all the 5642 catalog #'s are for sleeve bearing motors. This motor is ball bearing.

I was hoping that the grill design on the brush end of the motor would give me a clue as to the true manufacturer of the motor. I compared many makes and did not come up with even a similar design.

Photo 1:

Comments: Side view w/can for size comparison
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Comments: Tag
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Comments: Brush end grills
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Comments: Brushes under grills
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Comments: Definately Ball Bearing
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Comments: R36 1 Number on foot
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