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Lauter-Humana

The pneumatic motor was unique. Instead of having the conventional folding pneumatics, the crank shaft was propelled by linkage going to six giant pouches which would sink into the hollowed-out cavity when the distributor valves on the opposite side of the motor body connected to vacuum. The stack has unit valve blocks in three rows* and secured with two wood screws (see gasket no. 1234). The front of this valve block was faced with bellows cloth.
*Very early models, around 1910, had four rows of the unit valve blocks.

Most of the early models have a double set of tracking pneumatics with two valves in each set. However, the later models have only one tracking pneumatic. Also, very late models have a completely different three-tier stack with individual tiers connected together with large supply tubing. They also have a bleeding tracker as opposed to the earlier valved type.

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