Here is the bumper sticker (Scan by Ken Huegel, Volguus of a REAL label from the screen used pack).
This sticker contains a wealth of information about an actual part that exists somewhere out there in the wild. Lets find it. It can't be 'that' hard can it?
Some details about the motor:
-It is synchronous. To put that easily, that means it keeps its time in synch of the frequency that the power generators at the power plant are running. In the US that's 60HZ, or 60 rotations per second, other countries ran at 50hz. Antique motors relied heavily on synchronous time. Alarm clocks and record players used this to maintain speeds and clock rates. (Increase the frequency and the speed would go up).
-It is fairly fast. 1500 rpm at 50hz and 1800 rpm at 60hz.
-It is fairly weak. Only 1/35 HP.
-It has a 100% duty cycle. Which means it can run 24 hours a day 7 days a week without getting too hot or too tired.
-It has a direct magnet (that's what the DM means).
-It has a built in 5 microfarad capacitor, rated at 370 VAC. This is a VERY common sized capacitor for a motor.
-It is 1 Phase, 115 volts. (Meaning it will plug in anywhere in your house).
-Part number 252193. Unfortunately this part number really doesn't yield anything. But it does tell me something I believe. This number is too short and vague for this to be the part number that a generic motor company would assign. I'm guessing this is the part number that the company that USES the motor assigned.
Based on my knowledge and a few hours of research, I have estimated that the size of this motor is between 3.3 inches and 5 inches in diameter. It probably has the capacitor on the outside of the body, though because the capacitor information is on the label, perhaps it is contained in the motor housing.
By my best guess. I believe this motor was used in the following applications:
-Fans, Blower Motors, HVAC, Cooling Fans... etc.
-Possibly a refrigerator condenser fan. Perhaps some other application like an A/C unit.
Ken Huegel (Volguus) notes that the label is also used on the containment unit. He put together this composite image of the label by combining several frames from an original 35mm negative (genius).
You can see the bottom of the label actually includes (most likely) the logo, name and location of the company that built it.
I've been searching for hours and hours, and while I haven't come up with anything (we should be able to find a motor with a similar label), I feel like I've been really close with the 'fan motor' idea. I believe the logo could be possibly the motor companies logo, or the logo of the company that uses the motor (maybe it was made in house too). Does anyone recognize it.. perhaps from an appliance or item from around the house? HVAC, appliance or otherwise?
Ken has put together this rendering of what he thinks the logo looks like:
Lets find this sucker!