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 Posted: Thu Nov 24th, 2016 02:02 am
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The 16 Bipolar open field Peerless on Ebay dates 1900-01. The SUPER UBER rare 1899 12' single speed Peerless open field bipolar is owned by.......? :wondering:  

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 Posted: Thu Nov 24th, 2016 02:11 am
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Brian's enclosed field Peerless factory 3 speeds ..............1000 RPM.....1350 RPM.......1650 RPM.......


Place one correct spec. HALF WAVE DIODE RECTIFIER inline to the switch and reduce your fan motor 3 speeds by roughly 1/5th and rectify AC wall current....2 birds...one stone...........800 RPM.........1080 RPM..............1320 RPM

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 Posted: Thu Nov 24th, 2016 03:38 am
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1900-01.

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 Posted: Thu Nov 24th, 2016 03:39 am
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 Posted: Mon Nov 28th, 2016 12:21 pm
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Just to provide some background/continuity, here's a link to the original thread "Mystery Fan" that I started right after I purchased this fan.



http://www.afcaforum.com/forum1/39972.html

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 Posted: Mon Nov 28th, 2016 12:28 pm
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Here are some pictures of the fan as it sits today. I am still debating if I should send the cage & blades out for re-plating as a lot of the original bright nickel finish is gone. The blades are in far worse shape than the cage. I'm not as worried about the cage as I am about sending the blades out. If it turns out that the blades have to be separated from the hub to conduct the nickel plating process, I more than likely won't go down that road for fear of damaging the hub during rivet removal and installation post plating.










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 Posted: Mon Nov 28th, 2016 12:56 pm
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That is a super nice looking fan. I would be tempted to get it replated also!

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The plating on the blades and cage is not that great but not so bad either.   Were it my fan I'd want to leave it as is.   Unrestored originals are where the future interest will be greatest I think.

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That fan is gorgeous!

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 Posted: Tue Nov 29th, 2016 08:49 pm
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:clap:That is a beautiful fan. I can only dream about owning someday.I personally would get the blade and cage redone.It would really be the final touch to a beautiful fan.

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 Posted: Wed Nov 30th, 2016 01:01 am
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I'm really tempted. Like I said, I have very few apprehensions about the cage being replated but the blade assembly is the sticking point. 
Anybody out there in Fanland have any suggestions as far as the blades and spider/ hub goes?

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A quick update - It took nearly a year and a half to finally pull the trigger on having the blades & cage replated in bright nickel. Partially due to being out of the country for 1/3 of that time and the rest can be chalked up to my own apprehension as well as finding the "right" plating shop to take care of the job properly.









Well, I found that shop and take care of me they did, I couldn't be happier with the results!!



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 Posted: Thu Jun 14th, 2018 05:18 pm
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Here's a slightly better pictures that has a less yellowish tint to it. That's what I get for trying to take pictures under an incandescent light source!!

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 Posted: Thu Jun 14th, 2018 05:38 pm
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Brian, that turned out beautifully. The plating really looks amazing.

The beginning of this fan project predates my AFCA membership. I went back and looked through the old posts to see the fan's history. You were so fortunate to find it in an antiques shop like that!

Unfortunately, the video doesn't work. Could you check that link and see if the video can be fixed?

Thanks!

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 Posted: Fri Jun 15th, 2018 12:59 am
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:clap:Brian, The plating really put your fan over the top. :clap: :clap:You really need to add your fan to the gallery.

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 Posted: Mon Jun 18th, 2018 03:49 pm
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You did the right thing, that blade was pretty crusty. Looks FANtastic now!

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Very nice the plating does look excellent. 

Who did  the nickel plating ? 

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 Posted: Thu Jun 21st, 2018 07:26 pm
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Courtesy Metal Polishing in Villa Park, IL (Chicago suburb)

The owners name is Juvetino but he goes by "Tino". Easy to deal with and does really nice work. He's very familiar with antiques and has handled chrome work that I have sent him previously. This was my first time having him do anything other than chrome and I wouldn't hesitate to use him again. Cost $150 for the cage, blades & screw.

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He did a fantastic job for a fantastic price.

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Did he un-rivit and re-rivit after plating? If so, that is a GREAT price.

What did the tag casting run? I'd like to have a few custom nameplates made. 

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I opted to not remove the rivets prior to plating. I know that might not be the choice that everybody else would make but I was looking at it from a different angle. If I, or somebody else made a mistake removing the rivets and cracked or shattered the hub casting, I'd really be up the creek.

As of today, I only know of one other person that owns an example of this fan. I'm sure there are a few others creeping around out there but I only know one who has made his ownership public and I would hate to have to rely on a sole source for detailed information as well as asking to borrow parts for replication.

The motor tag was created based off of detailed photographs and physical dimensions obtained from a few different sources. It was manufactured by CenTec Cast Metal Products located in Fremont, OH. After all was said and done (artwork, casting, S&H) I paid $65 to have the motor tag created, cradle to grave. Very reasonable in my opinion.

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