Contestants on the hunt for the company’s oldest motor or gearmotor

In honor of its 100th anniversary, Bodine Electric recently announced a contest to find its oldest motor or gearmotor. There are three different ways to win: $1,000 for the oldest functioning product; $1,000 for the oldest product, running or not running; and $1,000 for the most unusual or unique use of one of the company’s motors or gearmotors. The winner will also receive an additional $1,000 donated to his/her favorite charity.

The contest ends June 30, 2005, and interested participants can register at,