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Antique for 2024...


Bejon A. Boranian

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...Well, it's a new year:

And... One of my vintage fans bit the dust.

It was torn apart with honors and

added to my parts/ scrap/ building materials.

Here's what I used it for:

 

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...Specifically, the base plate proved useful for a quick test:

Make the "VIM" badge from a drawing I did awhile ago.

"VIM:

stands for the Ventilation Ironworks Manufacturing"

 

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...Utilizing a different size cup,

results in a smaller type dome cap badge.

(Cups give it the dome effect.)

All it needs is JB weld reinforcement and it will be stable enough

for painting and detail work.

Perhaps sinking a small screw inside for easy bolt on application to a cage...? 🤔💡

 

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...This VIM fan would be an interesting build:

This is their "Bird" model:

 

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...Further tests on plastic waste shows some ideas:

 

 

 

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...Build:

2 endcaps of plastic needed,

(the plastic will serve as its own electrical insulator)

Vented,

Use of a 12 volt battery holder or 9 volt battery applicable.

Trunnion mount tilt feature and infinite speed module to be added.

Will be about 60% metal, 40% plastic/other materials.

PICS of build in it's early stage:

 

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...Recent developments:

These 2 "slag" (plastic) bases I made.

Pressure tested, both actually are broken...

(Cracked under extreme pressure).

...experimental bases I have subjected to many heat and cold

tests from microwaving to pouring/soak in boiling water, then freezing.

Both are currently reinforced with a screw plus hidden bolt design.

I need to get that "Vidrio" formula just right-! 😵

Seen are some PICS and a UV light test on the most "reactive" one.

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It "glows" a lime green color with lots of swirls when viewed in-person.

On camera, it seems more blue.

 

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...Now in a different view:

(Achieved via a camera color setting,

you can just make out those "swirls" patterns.)

Kinda looks like art. 🤔

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...It was recently mentioned that a "GE Vidrio" exists.

Yes, even if in "Frankenstein" form...

Still, it got me thinking...

 

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...eh, Why not?

GE/Vidrio:

Raw base at this moment... Uses a new "mould" that comes from old

brassware.

Finished fan to look similar to GE's 6" Series fans, but branded VIDRIO.

Or, combining of the 2 brands into one badge should be a fun looking result. 🤔💡

 

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On 6/13/2024 at 11:16 PM, Paul Carmody said:

Your are very creative Bejon!

 

Thanks,

...a bit more progress on these this morning:

Milled down the tops, to accept an adjustable neck/ motor assembly.

PICS:

I never know quite how each base will turn out, 

so each one made has different designs/patterns

and imperfections that make it unique. 😎

(The "cracks" on the second one are formed in, surface only.)

Different lighting brings out different colors.

 

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...I aim to push the limits of what can be done with plastic waste:

(And other waste/refuse product).

Shown:

-The GE/Vidrio slag series.

-GE 4 blade, larger type, non-unibody.

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-6 blade type, oscillator, trunnion, and non-osc. Versions (in the works)...

...Not shown...yet.

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...Developments:

...Long ago, I started my "Emerson" badges, 

They were only aluminum foil at the time with no fill...

Equipping them proved difficult...

Well, fast forward to today-!

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Use of JB weld has given me 2 NEW Master Copies.

These are Emerson blank test badges,

however...

...I mis-stamped one with an interesting result.

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...An old idea?

...gets a Fresh design?

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...A look into a different type of "little Giant" fan (formerly known as mini Jumbo)

2 types shown, or rather, proposed...

This type of fan carries most of the weight low, and centered.

Result?

'Huge' fan that sits on minimal base.

Battery door and "cabinet" built into base (on applicable type).

Twin bearing system, for belt drive's larger blade pulley.

Cage optional.

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