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 Posted: Tue Apr 4th, 2017 03:29 am
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Tristan Crider
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I don't know much about the big GE but it doesn't have a tag and the paper is worn off at the bottom. It works and has steel blades! Can the G.E. guys tell me what I have here? The Emmy is in amazing shape!  Dates???





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 Posted: Tue Apr 4th, 2017 04:48 am
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Tom Morel
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I'd put your Emerson at c.1924 with the earlier badge and brass blade. The GE looks to be a SMY (Small Motor Yoke) but the blades if they are steel, are not original. It would have been brass, but test yours with a magnet if you haven't done so already. To make sure you have a SMY, check to see if the oval motor vents line up in between the nuts at the end of the motor. If so, it's a SMY. If not, it's BMY (Big Motor Yoke). Very nice finds.

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 Posted: Tue Apr 4th, 2017 02:02 pm
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Steel blades :violin:          No tag, Steel blades, What am I to do with this thing?



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 Posted: Tue Apr 4th, 2017 04:27 pm
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First, look UNDER the motor to see if there is a motor tag there.  The rear plate of the motor is on upside down and it's possible that the whole motor is upside down in the trunnion.  A Small Motor Yoke is what you have as Tom Morel said.


Second, a steel blade may have been an old replacement for a damaged blade or missing blade.  Not the way the fan was built but finding a brass blade should not be terribly hard or you could have that hub re-winged with brass blades.


Third, enjoy your fans.




Tristan Crider wrote: Steel blades :violin:          No tag, Steel blades, What am I to do with this thing?




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 Posted: Tue Apr 4th, 2017 05:04 pm
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The paper tag is worn down and doesn't show a date. The top motor tag is missing and has some sort of filler where the screws would have went to hold the tag on. Any ideas on the date of this one? They wouldn't have put steel blades on because of war time metal shortage would they?

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 Posted: Tue Apr 4th, 2017 05:10 pm
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Back plate on your GE is installed 180 degrees off, which means either a worn bearing, or assembled incorrectly after a repair.

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 Posted: Tue Apr 4th, 2017 05:38 pm
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I'm thinking it's a worn bearing because I put it on the right way and it's locking up on me and it didn't before.

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 Posted: Tue Apr 4th, 2017 07:31 pm
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Steve Stephens
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The small motor yoke was made 1914-15 in the 16" sizes, one year earlier for the 12".  Steel blades didn't come until 1916 or 17.

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 Posted: Wed Apr 5th, 2017 02:46 pm
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Once you flip the rear cover you may need to align the bearing by removing the blade and giving the shaft a whack with a rubber mallet head on like you are  driving a nail towards the rear of the motor. Your bearing may be OK. Hopefully this works for you. Also the lighting on those pics isn't very good maybe if you out post a better pic of the rear of the fan we can tell if it is a SMY for sure. That blade definitely should definitely be brass as others mentioned, it was before we entered the war. As others also said it will be fairly easy to come by. 

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 Posted: Wed Apr 5th, 2017 04:44 pm
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Okay! I mite take a look at it and try that. I haven't decided if I want to fix it up yet. It is missing the tag and has incorrect blades and I'm fonder of the smaller fans. Here is a photo of the back with a little better lighting :)

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