Re: Update - Pics - Re: Old 45 frame honey extractor
It's either a Root or an old Woodman that has been retrofitted for some reason. I used to run these a lot as a kid but never paid much attention to the manufacturer. The base should be flipped over so the end bars nest down into them. The ones I remember were perforated metal on the outside of the reel with pegs to hold the frames upright and spaced. These machines could be easily converted into a capping spinner by fitting a floor onto the bottom of the reel and removing the pegs. The yoke is designed to raise and lower the wheel to change the speed of rotation and the drive is engaged/disengaged with the handle incorporated into the drive line.
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