Kim Frank Posted April 24 Share Posted April 24 (edited) Have you ever looked at something and wondered what were they thinking? Occassionally I'll run across something that makes me stop and scratch my head. Anyhow, I have a 1904 GE cake that I'm unrestoring. It unfortunately went thru a fantastic restoration a few years ago and I'm just now trying to bring it back. The whole fan has been a " what were they thinking'" project. And it seems that each time I see something, shake my head, and move on, I run into something even weirder. It starts with a trunnion that had it's stem broken. Instead of repairing it, two holes were drilled and allen head set screws were put in place. Then the blade had some creases in the wings. They were hammered back into being sort of straight. The cage had some s-wires come unpinned from the rear ring. Instead of fixing them, they were brazed back into place. All of that has been addressed. The stem on the trunnion is fixed, the holes in the base repaired, cage is repaired, and the blade disassembled, creases in the wings rolled out, reassembled and balanced. Some hammer marks I left as a reminder. The cast iron is in paint, and all the brass has been unpolished and aged. I was starting on the electrics over the weekend and then got to the choke coil....what can I say... WTF was he thinking??? Edited April 24 by Kim Frank 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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