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 Posted: Thu Nov 7th, 2019 05:40 pm
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Mark McCormick
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An open ended mystery around my Emerson EI1 1897 Tripod appears to have been solved - thanks to the savvy eyes of Paul Graves!  The mystery was....if Emerson never made a 10" Tripod (confirmed by Bill Hoehn)...then where did the 10" pie fan blade come from??!?!?!  Turns out the blade is likely from none other than a GE "Lynn Works" pancake (1894?).  See images below...blades recently restored thanks to Nick Loos!!  

Emerson 1897 EI1 Tripod


  







Emerson Tripod blade appear to be the same used on 1894 (?) GE "Lynn Works" pancake.  Note reference to 10" blades!

   

        















 

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 Posted: Thu Nov 7th, 2019 05:49 pm
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John Smalley
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She a beauty and congratulations again.

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 Posted: Thu Nov 7th, 2019 05:57 pm
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Steve Rockwell
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GE 1895

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 Posted: Thu Nov 7th, 2019 05:57 pm
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Mark McCormick
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Cool videos of Mr Bill Fanum bringing this old beast to life!

Video 1 link:    https://youtu.be/FaD1tDwg8Ug
Video 2 link:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xwXv0qEo4g&feature=youtu.be 

Last edited on Thu Nov 7th, 2019 06:07 pm by Mark McCormick

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 Posted: Thu Nov 7th, 2019 07:52 pm
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Mark McCormick wrote: Cool videos of Mr Bill Fanum bringing this old beast to life!

Video 1 link:    https://youtu.be/FaD1tDwg8Ug
Video 2 link:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xwXv0qEo4g&feature=youtu.be 

Hi Mark!

So what you have is a Gemerson!  😎

Geo...:bow:bigfan

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 Posted: Thu Nov 7th, 2019 07:58 pm
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Mark McCormick
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 Posted: Thu Nov 7th, 2019 08:15 pm
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Steve Cunningham
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But don’t you still have an Emerson Tripod that takes a 10” Blade?

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 Posted: Fri Nov 8th, 2019 03:50 am
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Mark McCormick
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Steve - yes I still have the Emerson Tripod. It just that now I know what 10” blade is on it!

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 Posted: Fri Nov 8th, 2019 12:31 pm
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Looking at the Meston and Emerson F11 tripod examples in the Museum, the 12" blade on the Meston is similar to the Lynn blade. The rivet holes are further apart on the Meston hub and it is beefier. Other than that, they're close from ten feet. The F11 has the Parker blade.

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