Carousel Mechanism

A friend of the wife who does a lot of machine embroidery recently
purchased plans for a 12" carousel. She has been looking for a
mechanism to power it (think music box mechanism?).
Does anyone have any thoughts on where to find such a device?
Errol Groff
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Errol Groff
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If it doesn't have to be spring powered I'd think about scrounging around the surplus houses for a line voltage operated "timing motor", they were made in many snail paced rotational speeds. The bearings and shafts in them are strong enough so that you could directly rest a reasonably well balanced lightweight mini carousel right on it.
They used to Be $12 items new, but I guess the transition to electronic timing of everything has turned them into "replacement items" these days, because I just Googled around and some manufacturers are showing list prices above $100 for them now, Shoosh!.
But, H&R has a 10 RPM one which might fill the bill if wifey will accept line powering her carousel:
HTH,
Jeff
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Jeff Wisnia
What speed, what load, is electric OK? I see stuff like this every now and then at AxMan surplus -- including music box mechanisms.
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Don Foreman
I think I remember Surplus Center having some watch display case mechanisms. I don't see it on their site though. Might be worth giving them a call.
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Wayne
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wmbjk
The big box hobby shops, Michael's and Hobby Lobby around here, stock music box mechanisms with various tunes. Pick one, bolt it in.
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Fred R
Go to Goodwill and get an electric can opener and pull the motor out of it. The last one I got cost me $2...
Or the motor from an electric alarm clock - $.75 for the last one I bought...
Or even a music box, I think I saw one for about $4, but it was a wind up one...
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Emmo
Microwave turntable motor? Gerry :-)} London, Canada
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Gerald Miller
Try Surplus Center, or a bar-b-que rotisserie.
Tony
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Tony
Today, AxMan had 11.4 RPM and 4.8 RPM motors, one was $3 and the other $3.95. There were others (like 1 RPH) as well....
No spring-run motors today.
If you'd like one of these, zing me an email and I'll pick one up for you. Figure another 3 bux or so for USPS postage.
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Don Foreman

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