C&W Western Electric Floppy Drives

They were made so that any of the new sound reproducers like Western Electric systems for the “Talkies” could use theaters insisting on C&W projectors
such as the Jazz Singer and others sound on disc and films. The floppy drives are made by C&W and installed in their machines
Operating side view showing the Oiler and frame mounting bracket

Operating side view showing the Oiler and frame mounting bracket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flywheel side showing mesh with main drive gear

Flywheel side showing mesh with main drive gear

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parts of the Western Electric floppy drive pinion

Parts of the Western Electric floppy drive pinion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The large oiler is held in place with a screw tapped into the main body of the bearing shaft, a washer and leather oil keeper, the Fixing Nut often has a very thin spring washer

The large oiler is held in place with a screw tapped into the main body of the bearing shaft, a washer and leather oil keeper, the Fixing Nut often has a very thin spring washer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The floppy drive gear maintains a gap between the body holding bracket

The floppy drive gear maintains a gap between the body holding bracket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the whole assembly

The whole assembly spins at quite a high speed and relies on a good supply of Oil from the large oiler Careful attention must be made to keeping the oiler topped up