Derek Warnecke Posted March 28, 2022 Share Posted March 28, 2022 I wanted to share some pics from two rather unique Emerson ceiling fans that I've restored so far this year. The first is a ~1924 Emerson 45041 DC Longnose ceiling fan, complete with the original snap switch. I rewound the resistance coil stack with new Kanthal wire, adding some extra resistance for Medium and Low speed. I'll find out next month just how much slower the motor runs on these speeds with blades mounted. The motor runs very quietly and pulls just 45 Watts on High, unloaded. The paint used is Rustoleum Satin Black, with Satin clear coat. The second is a 1938 Emerson 85641-AK Roundnose ceiling fan, also with the original Levolier pull switch. This fan was made in an era when Emerson was capacitor-izing most of their models, and this was their first and only oil bath ceiling fan model to use this motor type. Perhaps as a cost-cutting measure, the 1941 Roundnose returned to a shaded pole motor. The original "sardine can" capacitor seemed to work fine, but as a precautionary measure I replaced it with a modern CBB61 capacitor, housed within a 3D printed case that I designed to match the look of the original sardine can. If anyone needs one of these made, I will gladly print more. I'm looking forward to seeing how this model performs, given the dramatic starting torque and higher High speed than your typical Roundnose. Running on a Variac, the motor will start up at just 20 Volts. I'm looking forward to trying it out using a modern Smart speed controller, usually a non-starter (literally) for antique shaded pole ceiling fans. The paint used is Rustoleum Satin Dark Walnut, with Satin clear coat. 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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