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Lincoln Electric Company was started by the W.H. Elliott Co in 1895. At that time, they reorganized into the Elliott-Lincoln Electric Company. John C. Lincoln was their president. They were in the process of producing a DC motor, which Lincoln had designed. When the Panic of 1895 occurred, Lincoln was forced out of the firm.


Never one to accept defeat, John Lincoln went on to design a motor for Herbert Dow, who was the founder of the Dow Chemical Company. Lincoln received a $200 commission for that motor and with the money, Lincoln founded the Lincoln Electric Co.


John C. Lincoln was also a principle in another company, which had the name of Lincoln Electric Manufacturing Co. In 1907 it was reorganized into the Lincoln Motor Works. By this time John Lincoln had sold out his interests in the company. Lincoln Motor Works concentrated on the production of DC motors, while Lincoln Electric Co. manufactured AC motors.


Lincoln Electric Company was located in Cleveland, OH. By 1999, Lincoln Electric Corp. Motor Division was acquired by the Regal-Beloit Corp. and by 2000 Lincoln completed the sale of its motor business to the Marathon Division of Regal-Beloit. Regal transferred Lincoln to Leeson in 2006.


Today, the Leeson brand spans thousands of alternating-current (AC) and direct-current (DC) motors. All motors are built for the harshest of environments and can be applied to just about any rugged application.


Leeson brand motors are found in diverse and varied industries. These include:

  • Agriculture
  • Food
  • Beverage
  • Automotive
  • Grain Handling
  • Material Handling – Unit / Bulk
  • Test Rigs and Industrial Machinery
  • Packaged Machinery
  • Pumping – Commercial & Industrial


For over 30 years Leeson has been building electric motors for some of the toughest industries in the world. They offer motors and integrated motor/control solutions with IE4 and higher efficiencies.


ecoSaver™ Motor

Single phase motors were developed due to legislation called Small Motor Rule of 2015. These types of motors are designed where water and dust exposure are minimal. EcoSaver Motors are used in applications such as pumps, compressors, blowers, fans and other industrial applications. Features include 1/4HP thru 3HP, 1 phase, 1800 and 3600 RPM, Open Drip Proof, premium efficiency, continuous duty, used in multiple applications.


Ultimate e® Motor

These general purpose motors are designed for rugged industrial and commercial applications such as for use in the aggregate and quarry industry. Features include a 10:1 constant torque operation, Class F insulation system, meets or exceeds NEMA Premium efficiency, cast iron and rolled steel designs, efficiencies increase energy savings and reduce operating costs.


Premium Duck™ Motor

Premium Duck motors perform best in clean room and severe chemical-processing applications, where frequent washdown with nitric acid and caustic lye are used. These motors have IP56 enclosure and are used in industries such as dairy, food processing, pharmaceutical, chemical-processing, beverage and bottling industries. Features include the 300-series having a stainless steel exterior, moisture-resistant interior coating, end seals are O-ring sealed to the motor frame to exclude moisture and harsh chemicals, double lipped Viton seal shafts on both ends of TEFC motors.


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