Ohio Brass making new trolley wheel

[Trade Journal]

Publication: The Electrical Engineer

New York, NY, United States
vol. 18, no. 323, p. 37,40, col. 1,1





The Ohio Brass Company, of Mansfield, Ohio, are now making a new design of the Westinghouse type of trolley wheel in which oil is used as a lubricant for the steel spindle in addition to the graphite bushing. The centre of the hub of the wheel is hollowed out around the graphite bushing and the recess filled with felt packing. Holes are provided so that the felt may be kept saturated with oil which in turn feeds through the graphite bushing on to the spindle, keeping the graphite moist and lubricating the bearing thoroughly. They say that this adds about 25 per cent, to the life of the wheel. It is advisable that a few drops of oil be poured into the oil well every few days. These wheels are made of extra hard quality bronze metal and proportioned so as to give the longest possible wear. They are balanced and turned and in consequence will run smoothly on the trolley wire.


Keywords:Ohio Brass Company
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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:April 13, 2011 by: Bob Stahr;