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My pancake find.


Trevor Andersen
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So I won this auction for $1. It appears to be a swivel trunnion pancake missing the base and who knows what else. I am picking it up this Monday. Hopefully I can find the right base and the stator is intact. I know little about pancakes but for $1 plus a 90 minute drive each way I figure the parts alone are worth more than that. 

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51 minutes ago, Tony Clayton said:

Is that a wall mount adapter atached to the yoke ??

It doesnt appear to be a wall mount. Im not sure what the knuckle/ball part is from and if this post was always attached to the base or it was welded on later. 

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Area in my question. By no means am I a GE Pancake expert................far from it. But that sure looks like it would fit into a base.

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1 hour ago, Steve Rockwell said:

          Factory options:

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So what happened? Did someone cut off the tapered part and weld that adapter onto the post coming from the base? And is there an example of the wall mount for it anywhere? 

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The wall adapter finial was brazed into a hollow iron pipe. It should look close to normal once I detail sand it and it is primed and painted. 20221114_232908.thumb.jpg.74ad1f17082269069d6cc5c8c0e66e39.jpg20221114_231042.thumb.jpg.916d96ccc08de0e0a3c474a45db3df90.jpg

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Have it mostly disassembled. The stator has continuity and ohms out around 25.6. Looks like i will need a 1905 3/4in base, coil, switch and pointer, insulator grommets and caps for the terminal posts, one motor bolt nut. Looks like I may need a cage made or find a replacement. The front ring and the side wires are salvageable so I might be able to get someone to shape me the rear ring and then get someone to weld the wires to the back ring. But there is a lot of brazing waste left on the wires Id have to grind off to prep for welding and appearance. All the wires are 3mm except the rear which is 5mm. 20221115_153839.thumb.jpg.f84dfa8558123d778d35ee171fa55712.jpg20221115_162445.thumb.jpg.8e7dfc3fbf6cd1f54c8228fe508f3403.jpg

 

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2 minutes ago, Chris Campbell said:

I was thinking the same thing. You can find bases, but that piece is hard to get

Thanks for cofirming my thought Chris.

I guess it like Russ Huber said...............

if there is not much being said about your posting............chances are it envey over what you found.

Not an exact quote from Russ but something along those lines.

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     What I'm studying is the yoke itself... Can you provide a 90° side profile photo Trevor, or confirm in text whether the yoke cants forward, as it appears it might do in your fourth photo?

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          Photo angles play tricks and I (personally) can't judge just with that pic; seems as if the near side trunnion leans forward and the far side might not, and the motor center aligns with the post, making all parts actually vertical?... but if I'm viewing wrong, then I have to think this fan began its life as a bracket fan...

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            Good observations Tony, a keen eye you've got........

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3 hours ago, Steve Rockwell said:

     What I'm studying is the yoke itself... Can you provide a 90° side profile photo Trevor, or confirm in text whether the yoke cants forward, as it appears it might do in your fourth photo?

          Photo angles play tricks and I (personally) can't judge just with that pic; seems as if the near side trunnion leans forward and the far side might not, and the motor center aligns with the post, making all parts actually vertical?... but if I'm viewing wrong, then I have to think this fan began its life as a bracket fan...

 

            Good observations Tony, a keen eye you've got........

The wall mount adapter knuckle is actually what causes the angle. The yoke is not canted.20221115_231652.thumb.jpg.c3c5a255bb48ea34247b8787169f3405.jpg

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Looks like a project, but for a buck something definitely worth it. A complete and working 1905 cake should sell in the  neighborhood of $1000-1250 so looks like you have a lot of wiggle room to get the needed parts. While the adapter is a cool find, not sure what kind of value to assign it. I have a repop adapter that someone did twenty years ago on display in the museum. It is a copy of the 16 inch version....

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