MESCO 1011 Electric engine
© Brooke Clarke 2008
1011 Electric Engine
|Mesco No. 1011 Electric
Manhatten Electric Supply Company (MESCO) made three
versions of their patent Electric Engine. The 1011 with a
3½" flywheel, the 1012 with a 2 5/8" flywheel and the 1013 with
a 2" flywheel. This is the largest version. Charles E.
Avery was granted patnet 958354 on May 17, 1910 and it was assigned
Manhatten Electric Supply Co.
New In Box doesn's seem correct but this electric engine comes very
close. Excellent condition, instruction sheet included.
Powered up and ran right out of the box, although I did apply a tiny
amount of oil.
Instructions call for one or more No. 6 Dry
connected in series. I tried using an Agilent E3617A bench
supply rated at 0 - 60 Volts, 0 - 1 Amp, but it was too weak.
single No. 6 Dry Cell turns over the engine and two of them make it
well. The instruction sheet shows three cells which would
put out some power.
The crank has two throws, one for the connecting rod and one that
as part of the switch and they are 90 degrees apart. If by
the contact throw is pointing up or down working the control lever
do noghting and you need to spin the wheel by hand to get it
going. This is the same for a single cylinder steam engine.
But if the contact throw is close to either the forward or reverse
contact then moving the lever so contact is made will start the
without the need for manual starting. This is similar to the "Starting from the Switch" procedure on
that had manual ignition advance retard controls, like Rolls Royce cars from the 1920s or 1930s.
The lever not only allow for stopping, forward or reverse selection
also acts as a variable speed control.
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