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 Posted: Thu Nov 23rd, 2017 03:02 pm
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Mark Rucinski
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Hi    New member here with a question I have a GE 6" fan very original, I understand G.E. made the F, G & H series of fans from 1924-1926 but the bottom on my fan says TYPE A 1. Has anyone seen one of these and any information would be appreciated. Thanks Mark


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 Posted: Thu Dec 7th, 2017 07:00 pm
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Hello to all you collectors of fans. So not sure if I posted correctly since no one has responded? So I'm not sure if this is a early version and nobody has ever seen one or a later common version. Any input would be appreciated.Thanks for your time in advance. Mark

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 Posted: Thu Dec 7th, 2017 09:28 pm
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Richard Daugird
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How about more pictures? Maybe someone has seen one with no bottom plate.

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 Posted: Thu Dec 7th, 2017 10:56 pm
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   I've seen more evidence of Series F, G & H, and have assumed Series A to be the first offering... sort of a logic to alphabetic order, and an earlier/possible limited run would be scarcer, and less evident, hence that assumption. GE had a dimension outline drawing ready December 1923, and this photo is from Aug 1924... but I lack the pertinent catalogs for confirmation of release. They were still being catalogued at least to 1930.



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 Posted: Fri Dec 8th, 2017 01:43 pm
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Mark Rucinski
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Thank You Steve   Pretty new to fans but I have a few I'm going to restore nothing special though. I was just curious about this one, outside looks the same I see a few differences from the one you pictured the way it assembled, the commutator bar looks a little roached, are parts available? Thanks again. Mark

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 Posted: Fri Dec 8th, 2017 01:59 pm
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Mark Rucinski
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I guess my last questions are what might be the value of this fan, and would anyone be interested in it in its current condition?

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 Posted: Sat Dec 9th, 2017 02:01 pm
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Steve Rockwell
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        Mark,    Even if it's not running it makes a nice little display piece. If you really don't want it, PM me and we can discuss, but first look at: http://www.afcaforum.com/forum1/42387.html

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 Posted: Sat Dec 9th, 2017 09:27 pm
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Levi Mevis
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The armature/commutator setup on this fan is exactly like the armature/commutator setup on my Menominee Staghorn Oscillator fan. I wonder if they were sourced from the same company? :wondering:

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Mark, White Armature does great work and will replace your commutator . They can give you a quote over the phone. They're a small company but do great work. Google them. 

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from what I can see in the pictures  you probably just need the commutator turned and undercut.
check it  for shorts .
 A shop that works on electric motors or rebuilds automotive starters and Generators should be able to do it.
 or some one with a lathe.
 Will be a lot cheaper that a new  commutator.

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Entirely new rewound armature including new commutator for my Fidelity (larger) was $125 plus shipping. Not bad considering the work involved. 

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Mark Rucinski
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Thank You gentlemen for all of your information, does run now but rough so not sure just yet what I will do maybe just buff the blades a new cord and plug like Steve said and have a nice display piece. Wish you all a great Holiday!

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Ted Kaczor
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Mark Rucinski wrote:
Hi    New member here with a question I have a GE 6" fan very original, I understand G.E. made the F, G & H series of fans from 1924-1926 but the bottom on my fan says TYPE A 1. Has anyone seen one of these and any information would be appreciated. Thanks Mark


I have all four models including A1, and from my early post we agreed that that the A1 is the first model, simply because the alphabet lettering order and details on the GE cage badge (dimples). 

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