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 Posted: Sun Feb 11th, 2018 01:00 am
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Steve Butler
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In my never ending quest to find the rusty and pitiful looking, I picked this up. It’s a very dark green brass bell oscillator with bb/bc. I thought it was black until I took it out into the sunlight. I’ve never seen a brass bell that didn’t have a steel cage. The badge is also dark green with the dots on it. It’s an AOU form W1 cat. 75423.  It seems tough to believe someone swapped the cage with a brass that also had the green badge. 🤷‍♂️   Thanks in advance for any info.  

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 Posted: Sun Feb 11th, 2018 01:00 am
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 Posted: Sun Feb 11th, 2018 01:56 am
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I have seen AOU fans with brass S wires with steel cage rings. Ge loved using up their old stock.

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I was about to say NO when I remembered a 16" Form V I recently sold:
#283  SOLD  GE 16" Type AOU oscillator, Cat. No. 75425, Form V, 1920, brass blade and BRASS CAGE factory painted dark green, 110 volts, 60 cycles.  Very original dark green fan with a brass cage when GE was using the last of the wrapped steel cages.  Maybe they were using up older brass cages but this cage is all non-magnetic and with the original factory paint.  Runs good and oscillates on all three speeds but seems a little down on power.   Note; the oil cup under the front bearing is missing.   It is a standard GE brass oil cup with spring loaded felt wick that should not be too hard to find (antiquefanparts.com)  Original head wire has some fraying.  Power cord is an older replacement.   Cast iron motor and base have no cracks or chips. 


To see the photos of the fan go to my blog and scroll down to near the end of my fans for sale and sold.  Look for what you see in red and blue above.


http://earlyfans.blogspot.com/2017/08/antique-fans-for-sale.html

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 Posted: Sun Feb 11th, 2018 03:13 am
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Thanks for the info and the link Steve. Like Austin mentioned, I have a mixed metal cage on a two star but since this fan is newer I just assumed all the brass was gone. I never would have thought of a painted brass cage either. Thanks again.  👍

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