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 Posted: Thu Jan 21st, 2010 06:18 pm
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Jack Snyder
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Just bought a GE circa 1920 12" Oscillator with the brass bell.  It has the oil cup in front, but nothing in the rear.  Is there any lubrication maintenance for the rear or just the front cup? 

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 Posted: Thu Jan 21st, 2010 06:33 pm
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Jack, that fan may be GE's best design and construction. Looks like a late FORM V from 1920. The base and hangtags below should help you in lubrication. The hangtag model from 1948 has basically the same construction as your fan but without the spring loaded ball oil port at the forward top part of your fan's oscillator gearbox. Most of us use auto wheel bearing grease in the gearbox.

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 Posted: Thu Jan 21st, 2010 06:35 pm
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Is there any lubrication maintenance for the rear or just the front cup? 
Jack,

On the top back of the motor in front of the Oscillator Housing, you'll see a round silver object with what looks like a ball in the center. This is the oil port for the Rear Bearing. You can normally push the ball in with the oil spout and oil it with a couple of drops of oil. You don't want to over oil it because the excess drains into the Oscillator Gear Case. That is, if whomever worked on it cleared this oil return hole out.

John 

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 Posted: Thu Jan 21st, 2010 06:37 pm
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Jack, the gearbox holds grease for the gears, and the rear bearing is oiled via that small spring loaded steel ball you see on the back. Don't forget the oscillator arm contact points as well. Good luck.
Tim

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 Posted: Thu Jan 21st, 2010 06:38 pm
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Steve Stephens
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1948 hang tag.

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 Posted: Thu Jan 21st, 2010 07:32 pm
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Jack Snyder
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WOW!  Thanks For all the great info guys.  I really appreciate it.:D

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 Posted: Thu Jan 21st, 2010 08:46 pm
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Nicholas Denney
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Steve Stephens wrote: 1948 hang tag.
MINE!

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 Posted: Thu Jan 21st, 2010 10:27 pm
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Steve Stephens
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Nicholas Denney wrote:

MINE!

Thanks Nick. I grabbed it off this site when you posted it. Hope it's ok to share with others.

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 Posted: Fri Jan 22nd, 2010 02:31 pm
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Nick, You don't know me but, I too copied it when you posted it and am now making reproductions of it and selling them for $5 a piece, hope you don't mind.

Nah! again just kidding! I use it ONLY for personal reference.

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