View Full Version : Simplified Arc Welder
01-16-2008, 05:13 AM
Can you guys help me out by getting me some info on this welder? It is a friend of mines. We had to take it to my work to use it because it is a 3 phase machine. It works and weighs 821 pounds. It is 200 amps / 40 volts with a 15 hp motor. Here are the pics. Serial # is 5cw8730.
01-17-2008, 02:00 PM
That is a 1930's or so motor generator. They were good in their time.
01-21-2008, 11:15 AM
Thanks for the input. We will probably try selling it as an antique because we have no use for it. If there is anyone else out there with any info it would be appreciated. I was hoping someone could find the date of manufacture with the serial number, etc.
Thanks in advance,
01-21-2008, 02:02 PM
Dang! I'd give you $25.00 for it , just because its a real cutie!....if you lived around here, that is. Try posting it on Craigslist.:)
Hobart Expert Bill
01-21-2008, 07:42 PM
Took a little time to find the information on your welder.
It was manufactured 9/12/1942 and shipped with several of the same model to the Baltimore, MD shipyard.
01-22-2008, 08:24 AM
Yeah, as an antique I would let it go, but not as scrap. Some on craigslist may try to buy it cheep just to scrap the copper. Good luck ;) It is a cutie though. Brian Lee Sparkeee29
01-22-2008, 09:25 AM
Maybe the Baltimore Museum of Industry would want it? http://www.thebmi.org/
03-11-2008, 05:14 PM
I just saw one of those in a shop of ours in another town.It was about identical,except grey.I told a guy, boy I'd like to have that and he said not hardly we still use it and it welds great.They must of made em like they meant it back then.:D
03-11-2008, 07:24 PM
What part of Fla are you guys in. Any Idea what he would want for it? I might be interested in it just for an antique.