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Library lamp motor question

Posted by jlc102482 (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 4, 11 at 18:21

This is a really silly question, but I've got to ask it. I finally found a motor for my Victorian library lamp, but I don't think I'm operating it correctly. The chains are contained within the motor right now and when I tug on them, they give a little but seem to be in a locked position. I can't figure out how to release the chains so that they will extend down. Yes, I know - dumb! But it's driving me nuts.

This was an eBay find, so I'll include a link to the ad that has a couple photos:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/180714692690?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2648

Can anyone help me figure out what I'm doing wrong?


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RE: Library lamp motor question

Have you thought of taking it to a small machine shop or repair shop? It's really hard to diagnose over the internet.


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