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LeJay Manual 5th Revised Edition 1945by Lawrence D. Leach
Synopses & Reviews
In the 1930's the LeJay Mfg Co in Minneapolis began publishing a booklet describing unusual electrical projects. As new editions came out, new plans were added until by 1945 there were 50 separate "chapters".
Most of the articles in this edition deal with the conversion with now-antique auto generators into 110 volt alternators, other voltage generators and motors. A lot of this info was used in areas of the country that hadn't been electrified. You could buy old generators from auto junk yards, build a windmill, repair old auto batteries, and use the electricity to run homebuilt motors, welders and so on.
Most of the information in this booklet is now of limited value simply because you can't get the generators listed. But the rewinding data, hints and tips provided can help you in other rewinding projects for other types of generators. There ARE several projects in this booklet; each of which is worth the entire price of the publication. For instance, you can build a small but useful spot welder powered by nothing more than a string of auto batteries. You get plans for an arc welder, a transformer spot welder, a carbon-arc torch, electric bicycle, a water wheel, a windmill and more. Each plan is well illustrated.This is a manual worth having in your reference library. Great ideas. Great value. Fun to read. Useful projects. Worth having. Order a copy!
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