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  2. Andrew Cook

    Look what I got

    That’s awesome!! The GE box fans are one of my favorite box fan. Great looking machine.
  3. Andrew Cook

    Oiling the “Oil-less” motor

    Thanks, Anthony! What is your thought on getting it into the Westinghouse motor without the oiler ports? I was thinking about doing it the same way you oil a GE box fan, but it would appear that rear cover plate is thicker than what you would find on a GE.
  4. Today
  5. Kyle Shelstad

    Look what I got

    I cheat I make a small hole in the rear bearing cap where you cant see it, and I pump it full of oil. then I plug the hole so dust doesn't get in. I've got 3 of these 5 wing, and a older 3 wing metal blade one with the original box
  6. James Lawson

    Inventory tags

    Nearly all inventory or other private marking tags originally had lettering over a black background. As Nicholas mentioned, this black background was usually a thin finish that wore off easily. That's why you don't find too many of them with the black background intact. In the "before" picture that you said was a 1940s era repaint, natural wear inadvertently made the tag appear much like it would have originally.
  7. Evan Atkinson

    How do these GE box fan motors come apart?

    Worked great @Tom Zapf, thanks!
  8. Russ Huber

    Rare FreshN'd-Aire... found in my pile

    221 North LaSalle St. The Wacker Building, Mike Rathberger's home away from home. 🙂 Federal Register - Volume 11, Issues 178-190 - Page 10662 books.google.com › books 1946 FOUND INSIDE – PAGE 10662 ... Cory Corporation , 221 N. La Salle Street , Chicago , Illinois
  9. Russ Huber

    Rare FreshN'd-Aire... found in my pile

    If you find great significance in it, that is a good thing. Thanks for sharing. Marshall street was another assembly facility address. I probably have forgot a few more. Devore (Fresh'nd-aire CEO) with little doubt sold out to Cory Corp. in 43 due to WW2 war material needs sending him sailing into bankruptcy? Kreig-McClain (KMC) bellied up due to WW2 war material needs.
  10. Dave McManaman

    Success removing Emerson motor tag rivets.Without damage.

    I’ll “third” that!
  11. Nicholas Denney

    Rare FreshN'd-Aire... found in my pile

    I always thought there was fairly close study on the Clinton, Washington, and LaSalle addresses that are usually found on this 'generation' of FreshN'd-Aire, so I see much significance in you having never seen this street address before. Considering the sheer volume of them that are known, why so long to finally see one!?
  12. I remember this fan brought up before. I tried to get it to cough up on the search feature but no luck.
  13. Anthony Lindsey

    Oiling the “Oil-less” motor

    I believe that little white notch above the rotor shaft is the oil hole on the White Lakewood motor.
  14. Russ Huber

    Rare FreshN'd-Aire... found in my pile

    It is just another slap it together assembly Fresh'nd-aire facility. But, yes, I have not seen that address before. It appears to have a Redmond tin can motor with the smaller 5/16" shaft. Devore must have leased(?) buildings at various addresses in Chicago to slap the fans together up until Cory Corp. bought him out in 43.
  15. Tripped over this thing for the umpteenth time, yes, I'll get to it eventually... I noticed this FreshN'd-Aire has a WELLS ST. address on its tag. I proceeded to spend the next half hour looking for other examples with this address... came up empty.
  16. Good day! I’m curious if someone could help point me to some directions on how best to oil an “oil-less” motor. I have oiled an older general electric box fan - I’m thinking the process might be the same.but I’m not entirely sure if it is or not. Pictures attached of the fans. Berns Air King front and back (Westinghouse) Lakewood S223 front and back McMillan Motor Lakewood S223 (different fan, Westinghouse motor)
  17. Michael Rathberger

    Inventory tags

    I thinks it's just up to the maker or business. I have an original brass property tag from Indianapolis power and light on an R&M which the background is red. A second, later fan bought at same auction had a watermark decal which also had a red background.
  18. Yesterday
  19. Michael Bouthiller

    Inventory tags

    It’s a 79648 BB
  20. Marc Sova

    Inventory tags

    Yeah probably a 79AP-G model. But…,those giver/military tags are a different story.
  21. Michael Bouthiller

    Inventory tags

    I have a Emerson fan that was labeled for the US Air Force
  22. I did another in less than a minute.Its the long punch that is the trick.The tape is just to keep from losing rivets.Also undamaged.The rivets we’re longer on this one so I lightly tapped them flush before punch.
  23. I'll grind/modify a Harbor Freight,... but not my Starretts!
  24. I'll second the automatic center punch trick. I also use it to drive out blade rivets after I remove the flare from the backside of the rivet.
  25. Grind/modify the tip...
  26. Nicholas Denney

    Inventory tags

    The black on those tags is nothing like paint you find on a fan. For one, it buffs off, it doesn't flake. I've always maintained it was some kind of oxide flashing or even an ink.
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