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  • Old Lincoln

    This came up within my regional search for a engine drive. Unless it is a killer machine or deal I have no plans to purchase it. Can you guys identify it and the general year it was made? That is a lot of rust for the desert...

    http://tucson.craigslist.org/tls/4159558456.html

  • #2
    I am not for sure but I believe that is an early SA 200. Some of the early ones had Wisconsin v4 motors. The only ones I've seen in operation were restored for hobby sake. If I remember right the one I saw the fine control was adjusted by the throttle. More throttle = more amps/heat. I may need to be corrected on that, but I believe that to be right. Quite a contrast to our idea of engine drives. Some of these other guys on the forum I'm sure can be of more help.
    Last edited by fencemaker; 11-14-2013, 08:49 PM.

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    • #3
      Depending on how degraded it is it could be a fun project. We will see what other people chime in with.

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      • #4
        Looks very similar to my 180as,made from 1946 to 1957. I'll say yours is somewhat newer, if it is running go for it for a good backyard welder,I have about 400 in mine and is fun if you like old stuff but don't expect

        to make a living with it.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by backhoe1 View Post
          Looks very similar to my 180as,made from 1946 to 1957. I'll say yours is somewhat newer, if it is running go for it for a good backyard welder,I have about 400 in mine and is fun if you like old stuff but don't expect

          to make a living with it.
          It does indeed look like a Lincoln "Lincwelder DC 180 AS"..... think they made them as late as 1963... with the Wisconsin TH series aircooled twin cylinder engine..

          link to engine manual

          http://www.kd5byb.net/Wisconsin/Manu...D%20Manual.pdf
          Last edited by H80N; 11-15-2013, 05:59 AM.

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          • #6
            Looks like a Lincwelder 180 or a Weldanpower 200. Probably the latter, as it has the cooling louvers on the side.

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jf5tonbki-Q

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            • #7
              USMCPOP hit the nail on the head with Weldanpower 200.

              http://www.lincolnelectric.com/asset...oln3/im183.pdf

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              • #8
                Originally posted by duaneb55 View Post
                USMCPOP hit the nail on the head with Weldanpower 200.

                http://www.lincolnelectric.com/asset...oln3/im183.pdf
                Pop is good with the old stuff... he is a collector...

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                • #9
                  I stand corrected my earlier statement. I didn't realize there was more than one picture. Definitely not SA200 or a a v4 Wisconsin. I guess I need to pay more attention. Is anyone familiar with the old SA 200s I referred to earlier?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by H80N View Post
                    Pop is good with the old stuff... he is a collector...
                    Not really, just feel comfortable around crap as old as me that still works.

                    I enjoy looking the old stuff up. Google Books is a great source, especially for really old stuff in books/magazines that are past copyright. Smaller stuff sometimes appears in old Pop Sci and Popular Mechanics magazine ads, which do have full preview even though they are still copyrighted.

                    The name "Lincwelder" was used for several different types of welders back in the 50's - engine drive, motor-generator and even the plug-tap 180 buzzbox (prior to the AC180 and AC225 with the switch.) That I found in a product flier at the back of my 1957 edition ('59 reprint) of the Lincoln Procedure Handbook of Arc Welding...

                    There was a 250 Amp Lincwelder with a 4 cylinder air cooled engine.
                    Last edited by USMCPOP; 11-16-2013, 09:47 AM.

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