I recently bought an unusual wind motor on eBay that uses pistons instead of pneumatics. Comparing this wind motor to the photos in the MMD Archive shows that it is not a Boyd Pistonola, as they used four cylinders, whereas mine uses three double-acting cylinders. Of course, Pistonola might have changed the design over the years. I have sent photographs for the MMD Archive.
I have two questions: Can anyone identify where this motor is from? Also, is this motor intended to be disassembled? I want to remove the tops and bottoms of the cylinders to see the pistons, and since it does not want to come apart easily after removing all the tensioning rods, I do not want to force it.
19 Jun 2006 11:25:18 -0400