Bought this mixer that is almost old as I am. It was dirty inside and would run but sounded like the gears were worn and something was loose. The thrift store accepted a donation for the mixer as is. The Dormeyer 4300 was made in Chicago in the 50s with bronze cut gears, bronze bushings and solid mechanical components that were in use before transistors, micro processors and push button computer controls.
1957 ad in McCalls for the mixer. I was 8 yrs old when $57.50 was a lot of cash. Today we have forgotten the crafts that could produce a simple mixer without the cheap technology that relies on so much infrastructure. The mixer had been well used the bowls looked original abut were worn and cracked. I wanted to use to make bread and baking. My mentor has taught me bread making and I want to try some recipes that require a lot of mixing. and the arthritis in my hands does not help. The mixer needed cleaning. The cord was frayed, the old grease was stiff and not where it is needed. Old bread batter or ? coated the insides.
Taken apart the parts all washed
Bronze cut gears and steel shafts on bronze bearings a thin saw to undercut the insulator on the armature to restore running smooth to the motor. wires are bare and dangerous. Never use this old stuff without checking where you can’t see. Very dirty, washed each piece in sink. Armature cut and restored to a good finish for the brushes wires repaired and replaced. Inspect what you expect ! The life you save may be yours. Switch plate that acts as a throttle to control speed with resistors and capacitor for a powerful motor start. Clean up plate with 600 sandpaper.
The points that switched the ground circuit on were burned. Cleaning and realignment helps. These old motors worked without transistor parts. Using the electrical technology of the 40s the product is simple and easy to fix. America won the World wars with the technology of this mixer. The vacuum tubes and relays ran the equipment and machines of the 40s-50s. The transistor was invented in the late 40s. What would happen to you if nothing with a transistor worked? What if we had no GPS, Satellite Communication, weather or radar? No cell or electrical power from the grid? I am sad that few young people want to learn to fix things with their hands, few want to acquire the skills and knowledge to use the hand and the mind.
Cleaned up and running smooth. Love these old machines. God does the same with us. Sold for pennies on the dollar as we set our own worth. Discarded by those we trusted, abused in the name of love. He finds and makes a bid for us, we decide if we want to be restored to Him. We must count the cost of total commitment, you can’t do this restore half way. If we accept, He washes us and cleans us, covers us with the “Cloak of Right ness” so we can be with Him. Simple Gospel, no new ideas or theology. Simple message He loves the old and the young, the male the female, the pagan and the Jew, the enslaved and the free, all can be one in Christ. Galatians 3:24-27, Acts 2:, Titus 3:4-5, Ephesians 4:3-5, Romans 6 :17.