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Topic: E. H. Taylor honey extractor question

22nd April 2011 at 6:23pm

danieljmarsh
Sevenoaks

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Afternoon,

Bit of a strange question maybe but I recently purchased an old 4 frame E. H. Taylor honey extractor, in great condition, from eBay. It works very well but it is missing the ball bearing that the central spindle sits on so is not as stable as it could be when turning.

Does anyone have one of these beasts and know what size bearing it requires in order that I can purchase a replacement? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Regards

Dan

http://danieljmarsh.wordpress.com/
23rd April 2011 at 7:04am

RoofTops
Totnes

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Is it a single ball bearing? That is how my extractor works and the one it has is about 6mm in diameter. I suspect the actual size is not too critical.

A quick Google found this company which sell individual balls: http://simplybearings.co.uk/shop/ball_bearings.php?gclid=CLLeueb7sagCFUFC4QodKQzGAg
23rd April 2011 at 2:22pm

OliverStjohn
Sussex

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Are these any good? Beechwood Bees 9 Frame Manual Extractor

R2
23rd April 2011 at 3:01pm

G WIL
Ormskirk & Croston

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danieljmarsh;50437 wrote:
Afternoon,

Bit of a strange question maybe but I recently purchased an old 4 frame E. H. Taylor honey extractor, in great condition, from eBay. It works very well but it is missing the ball bearing that the central spindle sits on so is not as stable as it could be when turning.

Does anyone have one of these beasts and know what size bearing it requires in order that I can purchase a replacement? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Regards

Dan

http://danieljmarsh.wordpress.com/
The top bearing is usually an oilite bearing . the bottom a simple nylon bush , both should be obtainable from Thornes beekeeping . :) The company of manufacture was absorbed by Thornes some time ago;)

John Wilkinson
23rd April 2011 at 7:46pm

Adam
Reigate

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danieljmarsh;50437 wrote:
Afternoon,

Bit of a strange question maybe but I recently purchased an old 4 frame E. H. Taylor honey extractor, in great condition, from eBay. It works very well but it is missing the ball bearing that the central spindle sits on so is not as stable as it could be when turning.

Does anyone have one of these beasts and know what size bearing it requires in order that I can purchase a replacement? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Regards

Dan

http://danieljmarsh.wordpress.com/

Surely it's so old, and made of zinc plater steel it's unfit for use, in which case why would it matter if it's broken?

;)

Adam
23rd April 2011 at 8:35pm

G WIL
Ormskirk & Croston

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Adam;50489 wrote:
Surely it's so old, and made of zinc plater steel it's unfit for use, in which case why would it matter if it's broken?

;)

Adam

I have a E.H.Taylors wax extractor, this is old but made of S/Steel :D

John Wilkinson
12th May 2011 at 5:04pm

whiskywill

776 posts

I have a manual stainless steel 4 frame extractor which has a ball bearing at the bottom of the shaft. I think it's about 6mm diameter.
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