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 Posted: Tue Feb 2nd, 2010 07:13 am
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I have the opportunity to buy a big Emerson 24" pedestal with the 4 straight blades. The fan itself is pretty bad for wear, it looks like it sat outside for years. Surface and deep rust all over. None of the chrome is salvageable. It is untested, as it has a weird plug on the leads coming out of the motor. However, it spins nice and free and quiet so I assume it WOULD work if rewired. It would be coming from a movie prop house and the guy is pretty set on $50.00. I would assume I could restore it and use it as a workshop fan.

Here is a pic of the fan from the catalog.

Should I bite? I have the silver swan style 24" and the overlapping blade 24", just want to round out my collection and have a usable machine.

P.S. he also has a 77648 pedestal in ok shape with a slight blade shimmy for $150 and a 73648 working, in ok shape with brass blades for $60.00. I think if pushed, I could do the big pedestal + 73648 for $90-100.

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 Posted: Tue Feb 2nd, 2010 11:52 am
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For $50, I would grab that Emerson in a heart beat.

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 Posted: Tue Feb 2nd, 2010 03:21 pm
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Before 36 were the aluminum prop models both ceiling and pedestal. Not sure how far they extended back into the 30s, I would think as far back as 32? :wondering:

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 Posted: Tue Feb 2nd, 2010 03:25 pm
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The 4 wingers both in partial chromium and fully decked out chromium were introduced in 36. Split phase motors and ball bearings as far as I know.

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Both Joseph Janca and Paul Brannen gave the Emerson circulator a new look in 37. Ceiling, wall mount, shorty ped, full ped.

http://www.google.com/patents/about?id=ccdKAAAAEBAJ&dq=2243189

http://www.google.com/patents/about?id=vWECAAAAEBAJ&dq=D111542

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 Posted: Tue Feb 2nd, 2010 03:38 pm
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I would say late thirties or early 40s the biggy wings came in with style changes down into the....??? :wondering:

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 Posted: Tue Feb 2nd, 2010 03:41 pm
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Then..came ugly. :tumbs

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 Posted: Tue Feb 2nd, 2010 05:07 pm
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 Wow Russ, you are the Emerson man apparently! I really, really, really love the Janka/Brennan Emersons with the 3 wings. I sort of wonder if they designed these fans purely from a looks standpoint and less on performance or what. Everything now looks so cheap and utilitarian. Those fans were works of art.

I will likely go back for the fan tommorow or this weekend. I hate seeing such an elegant machine so mistreated.

Russ, I'd kill for a look at the inside of the circulator book. One day will you bring it for show and tell? ;)

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 Posted: Tue Feb 2nd, 2010 07:35 pm
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Andrew Block wrote:
 Russ, I'd kill for a look at the inside of the circulator book. One day will you bring it for show and tell? ;)


Heck Andrew, you don't have kill anyone and rot in jail for a full view. :up: Just pack up all the pieces of that disgombobulated Swan ped. of yours and send it to me. I'll then send you scans of the whole 36 circulator catalog front to back....maybe.:up::D

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 Posted: Tue Feb 2nd, 2010 09:13 pm
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Andrew Block wrote:  Wow Russ, you are the Emerson man apparently! I really, really, really love the Janka/Brennan Emersons with the 3 wings. I sort of wonder if they designed these fans purely from a looks standpoint and less on performance or what. Everything now looks so cheap and utilitarian. Those fans were works of art.


Andrew, I own a 30" full pedestal of that Janka/Brennan Emerson and I can tell you first hand they were not designed purely for looks.  That fan can move some SERIOUS air very quietly.

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 Posted: Wed Feb 3rd, 2010 12:43 am
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Well I picked up the fan today. The guy was literally like "uggh you want to use that thing?" Its in rough shape, but I got it home and hooked it up and massaged the levolier switch and I was able to coax a low speed out of it. It runs sweet actually, very smooth and quiet (quieter then my NOS one). She needs a bath, some wire brushing and some paint.

I think the switch is bad and is giving me no high but thrilled it works. Now if we can just clean her up a bit.

P.S. Its a Wagner rebranded Emerson actually.

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 Posted: Wed Feb 3rd, 2010 12:46 am
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Andrew, I have the ceiling hung model in the garage & hi speed is not real fast. It blows a lot of air very silently. Great catch!

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 Posted: Wed Feb 3rd, 2010 01:00 am
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I'm pretty sure its low, as the fan pulls 2.85amps and says 4amps on the tag. Your right about it being quiet tho, its not as "airplane-ey" as the 3 blade one is, just a "whooosh" of air

I assume this has a start switch inside. Is there any burning need to open up the motor housing?

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 Posted: Wed Feb 3rd, 2010 01:48 am
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Hey Andrew, it sounds like you are right on the speed. It does have a start switch & the motor is a dandy to take apart with that start switch. I need to put a rear bearing in mine as it has a grind that tranmits up the column to the ceiling & makes lots of noise upstairs. I just hate to tear into it again.

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