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Backus Dragon CF

Jim Kovar

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Backus belt drive CF...

c. 1886



Hic sunt dracones!



Wuzzup with the
     lower mechanism?


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  • 2 weeks later...

That's the clutch. Not 100% certain if the pull lever did in fact control the large blades, but it definitely activated the shoo-fly wands beneath the blades, or turned them off, while leaving the full size blades turning.

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Thanks, Evan.  😃

I think your answer is
dead-on correct.  Thumbup.gif.6a0b19539ec74f56079112cb712686bd.gif

Those Victorian era
designers/artisans were
extravagant indeed, but...

when the blades were
turning, I find it hard to
believe  any flies would
have be hangin' around
any shoo-fan paddles,
activated or not.  JMO.  shock.gif.7dc8e0adbb2dfa66be6d02e8d6387b56.gif

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