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  2. Steve Rockwell

    G.E. Pancake Paper Labels

  3. Today
  4. Nicholas Denney

    GE Six Blade Runs Too Quiet

    That is unusual for a GE, sounds like a happy accident. I did tune one of my AOUs to be a bedroom fan, it has a soothing whisper on low.
  5. Yesterday
  6. Steven P Dempsey

    Screws?? Stinking screws will be offered for sale!!

    I carried pounds of hardware to meets & took them home! Good luck, they are brass and have patina!
  7. Steven P Dempsey

    fan spotting in the wild

    Today, Drakes Branch VA . . . spotted across the road while getting gas.
  8. Steve Cunningham

    GE Six Blade Runs Too Quiet

    It’s hard to read on the tag. What cycles is your fan? I once saw an all brass 8” fan. It was wound for 50 cycles. Ran just a tiny bit slower.
  9. Bobby Gaines

    Elhamo 1930's Prague

    That’s a cool fan !
  10. Louis Luu

    Elhamo 1930's Prague

    20240211_133334_egvkfc.mp4
  11. John Landstrom

    What variable transformer would be best ??

    Russ, I realize you have experience and knowledge using these. However, before I drop some cash on these clarify please. “The above examples are overkill” and “you should be well within the safe zone” seem to conflict. (At least in my feeble brain) Variac: the pictured one okay? Or a different model? Bridge Rectifier: Both the KBU-1010 and the KBL-410 are pictured. Both have different parameters. Which would be best for my applications described below? What’s the best pairing, considering I’ll be using the same setup for both the GE AK1 (AC - to slow the fan down) and the R&M 3000/3600 (mainly for DC power, but could use for AC if I choose to, and yes I’ll be making up a quick connect in the main power cord so that I can choose to connect a standard AC power cord or a different one with the rectifier for DC. Lane - if all it takes is soldering the power wires to the rectifier posts and shrink wrapping them I can handle that - unless it takes a special connector not mentioned here.
  12. Lane Shirey

    Early Fort Wayne BMY

    Hope it turns out well! Hopefully you recover fast and can get back to your fan soon!
  13. Jim Kovar

    Fanapalooza II

    Yeah!, to what Rocky said.
  14. Steve Cunningham

    GE Six Blade Runs Too Quiet

    GE made some two star six wing oscillators for hospital use. They run slower, and quieter. I would assume they made them in three star fans too.
  15. Donald Mezzapella

    Early Fort Wayne BMY

    lane, Thank you for reply. I have to have unexpected med procedure done this week, so won't be able to check out fan until I get back. Don
  16. Tim Babcock

    Vidrio Badge

    I will take one of those.
  17. Louis Luu

    Vidrio Badge

    I have 6 remaining Vidrio raised badges. First come, first serve. $25 shipped in the US (The decal paper has not arrived yet). The raised badge should be here within the next 10 days....currently being printed. Mike Morris (1 Vidrio Raised Badge) George Durbin (10 Vidrio Raised Badge; 5 Raised KiloWatt Badge) Tim Babcock (1 Vidrio Raised Badge)
  18. Jim Roadt

    Rustoleum Charleston Green

    I am going to try Anthony's formula Below is the green options and original Black Japan
  19. Glenn Griffin

    GE Six Blade Runs Too Quiet

    I acquired this six blade GE a few years ago in very rough condition, and recently decided to do an amateur restoration. As usual, I resecured the transformer plates as loose transformer plates will make an old fan somewhat noisy and not as smooth sounding. I got what I expected and more. Can anyone explain why this GE model is exceptionally quiet? I get more "quiet" when I basically rebuild any original transformer on a restoration but this GE model is different. I have a couple of other six blade models and neither are even close to being this quiet running. Can anyone give some kind of explanation why?
  20. Mike Morris

    Vidrio Badge

    Would like the Vidrio raised badge and one with decal. We have already been in contact, just let me know when and how much. Beautiful work Louis.
  21. Steven P Dempsey

    need a local pick up in Jersey

    Near Staten Island and NY
  22. Lane Shirey

    Early Fort Wayne BMY

    Post pics of the switch, and mark the head wire locations at the switch then detach them and measure the resistance between each pair of headwires and post them here. You can’t take the measurements with the headwire connected. Don’t mess with the motor end. There were several motor types used on the BMY with different starting methods. We need to see what you have. That’s the first step, and we’ll go from there. Can’t help you much without that info. Bad headwire, bad connections, bad resistance coil, bad start winding in stator, all could be the culprit.
  23. Lane Shirey

    Rustoleum Charleston Green

    The examples you posted were a lighter green than Charleston, more like Rustoleum Dark Hunter Green. The Charleston Green was a match for brass bell and 2 star loophandles, not later fans
  24. Russ Huber

    National Screw & Tack Co. Desk fan

    I think when Adams & Bagnall was bought out by National Screw & Tack Co. in 1920, it became strictly gyro sales, and remained so until the gyros went off the market roughly a decade later. Keep in mind the market crashed in 1929, and it appears along with the crash went the gyros. It appears Jandus desk fans were on the market 1901-1920.
  25. George Durbin

    Screws?? Stinking screws will be offered for sale!!

    A few Xtra doc? That has me a little worried!😄😁... Think about this, if you go around to all of your fans and swipe one screw from each no one would notice and you could have your own screw shop! Think about that!
  26. Steve Rockwell

    G.E. Pancake Paper Labels

    There's another possible explanation for the 2874X number, which might be suggested within this photo of the fan motor... but I have no means to prove or disprove...
  27. George Durbin

    Fanapalooza II

    Where did the tri-pod go? I will bring a few door prises too! But not as nice as the tri-pod!😆
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