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 Posted: Tue Dec 5th, 2017 06:38 pm
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1907 Sprague/Lundell remained a non-oscillator in 1907, however, the trunnion was dropped and the winged nut fan motor pivot was implemented. 


NOTICE WHAT APPEARS TO BE NO CAST INDENTATION ON THE REAR HOUSING WHERE THE BRUSH HOLDERS ARE LOCATED.

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1908 markets the same Sprague/Lundell introduced in 07.


NOTICE WHAT APPEARS TO BE NO CAST INDENTATION ON THE REAR HOUSING WHERE THE BRUSH HOLDERS ARE LOCATED.




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1909 NOW...introduces the OPTIONAL EASILY REMOVEABLE OSCILLATION MECHANISM on the rear motor housing allowing ONE fan motor to be used for stationary of oscillating purpose.


NOTICE WHAT APPEARS TO BE NO CAST INDENTATION ON THE REAR HOUSING WHERE THE BRUSH HOLDERS ARE LOCATED.


Notice that 1907-1909 Sprague/Lundell fan motors all sport the single rear ring NO BADGE guards.

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Journal of Electricity, Power, and Gas - Volume 24 - Page 465
https://books.google.com/books?id=g2s-AQAAMAAJ
1910 - ‎Read - ‎More editions
Sprague Electric Fans. The desk and bracket fans this year have been improved by making the guard better and stronger.

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So far it appears no 1909-10/11(optional oscillation) Sprague/Lundell fan motors have surfaced.

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It was on the market 1907-19 it appears.  This would of placed it on the market along with the green GE star Sprague oscillators in 19.


1907-08 desk & bracket models were stationary only with no option for the oscillating mechanism.


1909-19(?) desk & bracket stationary & oscillating.

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..... pic is labeled as Sprague Fan Dept. 34th St.- Factory, but are those Interior Conduit fans?

EDIT: Further searching leads to Bergman having the 34th St. factory, so yes these should be IC/Lundell prior to combining with Sprague. I'm wondering if these are 1892 fans as the inscription states...?

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Steve Rockwell wrote:I'm wondering if these are 1892 fans as the inscription states...?


92 ball bearing Lundell desk fan motor. Notice switch lever exits the front of the fan.  The 93 Lundell sported self adjusting bearings and oil cups.










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Thanks for confirmation, Russ. Every so often these photos are factually mislabeled..... interesting motors strewn about the floor, and it's an early photo, all things considered. There's enough resolution to allow zooming, I think...









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... in case zoom doesn't function.....








 and for lighting enthusiasts.....








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Steve Rockwell wrote: Thanks for confirmation, Russ. Every so often these photos are factually mislabeled..... interesting motors strewn about the floor, and it's an early photo, all things considered. 



AC Lundell desk fan motors hit the market for 95 fan motor season. As you can see in your image above there is nothing but DC equipment in that room.  However,  there is the possibility the AC fan motors were manufactured in another room.  :D


The 93 Lundell DC desk fan with improvements(self adjusting bearings and oil cups) is shown with switch lever in the front in 93 electrical trade. I would be my distinct impression your image shared above dates no earlier than 94, and could be as late as 98.  

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Pssssssssssssst.....Steve, the boys left you a clue for dating the image. The clue is in the middle of the photo on the far left.  Check out the ghost white bracket Lundell fan motor in the image.  Match the design of the bracket mount to motor to the following dated images.   :D

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1892 Lundell fan motor bracket.

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1896 Lundell fan motor bracket.

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1897 Lundell fan motor bracket.

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1899 Lundell fan motor bracket.

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Good eye on you, Russ, to spot that. I compared length of feet on the white bracket base to your magazine pics, and while the angle is a little bit unfortunate, I was guessing the 1897 option. If I'm understanding you correctly, you refer to the section I've bracketed with arrows,



 rounded in the 1897 (red rectangle) pic




 but rather more straight-sided in the 1896 pic. The desk fans on the bench in the factory photo all have the longer feet as well, so conclusion is the 1897 model, have I got your meaning?

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Steve Rockwell wrote: The desk fans on the bench in the factory photo all have the longer feet as well, so conclusion is the 1897 model, have I got your meaning?


I can't write it in stone, but yes, very strong possibility your image dates 97. The 96 bracket design sports a "V" shaped cone where the motor mounts.  BTW...the Lundell bracket fan images were posted in past by Jim Kovar. FWIW.........finding a 92 Lundell desk fan would be comparable to finding the 90 Belding desk fan motor. Why? In 1891 the Belding plant burned down to the ground for the second time, never to be rebuilt. The 1892 Lundell desk fan sported ball bearings for ........one fan motor season.

 









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