Kimble Motor-Friction Drive-Making it work.

My C&P 10x15NS came with a Kimble electric motor. This is friction driven with/out a belt.
The motor is 1/3 hp. CON. Duty Variable speed 500-2000 rpm. 110-220v looks to be .6-3 amps?
I have included a photograph of the plate. If anyone can see anything different, please chime in.
photo: Kimble motor label-2 and 5

The output end: Top side has a threaded cup full of grease. The bottom side of the bearing housing has a threaded plug. Someone on this list told me to put grease in the top and the cap screws down to push more grease into the bearings. I cannot get a view of the bearing type on this end. The comment to add grease and screw cap makes sense to me. I think during initial greasing that I would remove bottom plug. When grease is coming out of bottom hole, re-plug, add screw cap.
photos kimble-points of lube-front.

The (rear) commutator end: Grease is behind the control lever/cap on the rear of the motor. Screw plug in center feeds into a chamber to grease the bearings. I am thinking remove plug, add grease zurt, add a bit more grease and reverse the zurt back to a plug. The motor spins easily with no play in shaft. Any thoughts? I have been made aware not to over grease, but to grease often.
photos: rear control and rear bearings.

The motor looks good internally. Not too worn and the brushes look to have a lot of life left.
The wiring is fair. Wiring has been cut off with about 8 inches coming out of the motor. How should this be wired for power? Can I just use an off and on switch in a box. I figure I’ll mount it to the bottom of the feeding board where the original was mounted. Conduit of course. What should the breaker be for this motor? Should I ground the motor frame? I am not an electrician. Should this just be standard 110 volts.
I have interior shots if anyone needs. also see shot of commutator end with covers open. I love the look. Not using the 3-1 oil seen in photo.

The original instructions for the friction power, talks of a spring and cap that fits on the pedestal of the motor to help keep the motor wheel adjusted to the fly wheel. “ Place the pressure spring capped end up, between the recess in the base and the screw in the motor foot plate” Can anyone please post a photograph of their set-up and show me where the spring is to go.
No spring came with my motor. I can figure it out if I can just get a visual on it.

This is pretty much all that is left to get our press rolling. We will upgrade to a modern motor with a speed control as needed and as we can afford. All advice and photos welcome. You folks are the best.

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6 amps at 100v, or 3 amps at 220v depending on how you wire it

Hello! So glad I found your post. I was looking for help with my motor in regards to oiling. I just bought a C&P 10X15 and I believe we have the same motor. My motor has been squeaky and I don’t know how I would go about oiling it. Which points should I put oil in and what type of oil. Any advice?


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Anyone know where to get brushes for these old motors? Thanks for any info.

Helwig Carbon in the USA carries a number of sizes of carbon brushes.

Thank you for brush lead! Very Helpful.