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K A Willey

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  1. Krush, not and odd duck, your hammer is likely a 75 I have a #2 the ram weighs 86 pounds and have weighed quite a few # 2 the same, it was probably built that way as a 75 the later Beaudry & Co 50s and 75s used the same one piece frames marked # 2, Beaudry as with many other hammer makers of the time made alot of hammers tailored to their customers needs. Look at the end of the crank it may be stamped 75 if the serial # is in the right range, what is the serial #? Salem that Chart was of early hammers the later hammers were not the same there were alot of differences over the year those hammers were made by the end of manufacture there were only 4 models of the champion made , most 9's are close to 300 lb most the specs on that chart are rough casting not machined yet.
  2. Marcus,That will be a beast when you get power to it did you get the info and names I sent you?
  3. Doyle, Looks like it is working correctly to me.
  4. Sanderson Iron, Beaudrys are like your Hackney, hollow frame and solid anvil, except for the utility hammers they made.
  5. I am in northern Wyo, Little giant made a cast to cast clutch for a few years also, not to many of them left' IMO they were their best clutch.
  6. Mr. Sanderson Beautiful hammer and thank you greatly for the pictures and your comments on my hammers, very few of the Hackneys around, would love to come to your shop some day, like your bolster die I have a similar on my Little Giant for making rivits. My #7 Beaudry is a cast to cast clutch as well has excellent control when tuned right can deliver a very light blow or really fast single blow. one really nice thing I like with my Beaudrys is the ability to have a very fast penetrative blow on thin stock and move quickly by shorting the stroke it allows me to run 225rpm on a 200 lb hammer, very effective for some types of forging. my 75 will run 350 it is amazing the difference you can achieve on forging times on thinner stock over a airhammer or press, they all have there place don't get me wrong just my hammers are the most versitale for the work I do, thanks again for taking the time to post the pics.
  7. Most hammers do stop when you let off the treadle, it all depends on the work you are doing IMO
  8. Beaudry, My slackbelts have drain tubes on the back of the crank bearing not all of them have it most the later slack belts do never have seen it on a clutch model the clear tubing put on the brass drain pipe to divert the oil into a container.
  9. Here are a few pics of my Beaudrys brakes 2 are slack belt models and one is a clutch, the brake arm depresses the brake as you step on the treadle as the clutch or the idler arm engages the belt, as you let off the treadle the brake arm pushes the brake up to make contact with the pulley on the slack belts and the spider on the clutch model, it is adjusted by means of the big set screw and lock nut on the bottom of the brake box. they work extremely well when adjusted properly and will stop the 200lb ram anywhere on its stroke works very well to push punches into a bolster block and the 75 will stop very rapidly to do singles, doubles or what ever you want, very nice for spring swage work. My 25 has a small shoe on the treadle linkage that just drags on the edge of the flywheel alittle when feathering in the clutch and lets me stop the hammer on the upstroke other than that I have no real use for a brake on that hammer as I want the very rapid blows it delivers on light and thin work hope the pics show them clear enough.
  10. Beaudry , All my Beaudrys I adjust when I am running them they are always alittle different and I find so am I with the day and the work I have a small brake shoe on my 25 Little Giant all lined with Leather I have used a lot of other matierals over the years and my preference is leather. Sanderson Iron do you have any pics of the direct acting bake on you Hackney? I'll take a few of the Beaudry brakes tomorrow
  11. I agree with Sanderson Iron you will not come close to building a hammer of the quality of a Little Giant at 3k or resale value on a homemade hammer of any kind, you can rebuild a Little Giant faster and cheaper than building a hammer when you factor your time and what you are loseing in income building the hammer and then workin the kinks out as you go, guess its all in what you want ,a old hammer or new hammer you built, its up to you IMO.
  12. Like beaudry said that is a good adjustment to dies about touching to 2'' I have my 200 set at bout 1 1/4 and I can work stock to bout 3 1/2 but I sop bout 7/8 thick then go to a different hammer
  13. Good info and comments bout adjusting things and about lubricating, Beaudry one thing though the clutch on the motor driven Beaudry Champion hammer is not a cone type clutch, on a hammer that big I have found it beneficial to stop the ram at the top of it stroke when finished forging which it pretty much does on its own because of the counter weight a lot more with the motor driven clutch model than the slack belts, there are a lot of little adjustment to be made but only running the hammer will you find these out.
  14. Jack that hammer was made the same year as my 2 smaller Beaudries in 1920 yours was probably made mid summer that year mine were 70 hammers apart and the early one was march 1920 and the later early sept yours was 25 hammers before my later one looks to be a nice clutch model 100 #4 from what I see?
  15. 3 Beaudrys a 75, 100, 200 and a 25 lb Little Giant would love to have an Chambersburg 150 or 2b Nazel some day and yes I know I have a disease!
  16. Thanks for the pic Jonnie, its pretty close to mine for the champion, as far as the weight looks like a 100 or better I'll see if I can find out
  17. John I finished the machining of the casting and am working on the clutch engagement ring all I have left is the helical notches then I can start to put it back together, the casting turned out great thanks I will have this hammer running in the next couple of months. I will take a shot of the casting machined for you in the next couple of days.
  18. Jonnie as Lamey said the # on the tag is the serial # it was built in 1915 if that is a 01 it was the first Peerless that year, that is a beautiful hammer I have 3 Beaudry Champions and love everyone of them are you going to use the drive configuration that was on the hammer in the first pic? would you take a pic of the big tag for me I would like to see if it say something different than my champion tags, it would be neat to hear what that hammer would have to say if it could talk!
  19. Happy hammering you will enjoy it, what is the serial # on the lower brass tag?
  20. That hammers been for sale for quite awhile looks like the ram guide was broken and repaired and looks to be a good repair, I'd buy it and run the hell out of it
  21. They both serve a purpose and I use both but for MEamd MY situation I tend to use my hammers so much more and alot more than the press when drawiing thin stock, If I were you find someone that has both and see if they will let you try them out and see which works best for the work YOU do.
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