The type B motor was the second type of motor that Warren Clock Company put into production. While it has more gears than the type A motor, it is more compact, has a design that allowed the lubrication to remain intact for years, and probably proved more economical to manufacture. Like the type A, type B motors for 60 cycle use have an internal rotor spinning at 3600 revolutions per minute. A gear train reduces the speed, and the output shaft rotates at 1 revolution per minute.
Instead of the two worm gears of the type A motor, a series of gear/pinion assemblies act as the speed reduction train.
Patents for the type B motor were applied for on September 1, 1920, and the motor was probably put into production at that time or earlier. Some of the type B rotors have a date stamped on them (digits for the month and year). The earliest date stamp observed so far is 1929, and the latest is a silver color M-60 rotor dated 1 33 (January 1933).
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