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 Posted: Tue Nov 26th, 2019 01:15 am
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Peter Buffo
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I was excited when I opened the box that had a 1953 Emmy 79648AX in it for less than $40 total. I knew it was damaged, I could see damaged oscillator wheel and a bit of rust around handle in the pictures, but I’ve been told these are some of the best fans ever made. I looooove both of my 77646’s and wondered “What would another 1.0 amp of power in basically the same package be like? Plus, $40 total shipped to my door!” 
Other than the obvious 3x increase in power,  4 inch wingspan and 3 inch height increase..... and a different collar..... any other things to look out for? Same oscillator wheel as 77646’s?
After closer inspection, the old saying  “you get what you pay for” rings true again. I’m actually pretty impressed with the ingenuity and the fact it runs kinda ok. (Obviously out of balance a bit, I only ran it for a few seconds before I figured out it was always gonna shimmy)

I’ll be looking for a new blade me thinks, please pm me if ya know where to find one!
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 Posted: Tue Nov 26th, 2019 01:43 am
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Peter Buffo
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Half the paint overspray gone..... original felt is messed up, but no rust on base at all! A few scratches, but paint looks great! Thank you Emerson for such beautiful paint! I haven’t even waxed it yet!


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 Posted: Thu Nov 28th, 2019 04:46 pm
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Same oscillator wheel across the board but they lost the collar in the 40's. By the 50's, the oscillator wheels were pot metal and they suck. I don't think 79 had the collar anyway, and also that is likely a shaded pole motor.

Just balance that blade, it doesn't look that bad. And it's much easier than the overlapping models. The paint on the body looks good too. Nice find.

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 Posted: Thu Nov 28th, 2019 09:06 pm
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Andrew Block wrote: Same oscillator wheel across the board but they lost the collar in the 40's. By the 50's, the oscillator wheels were pot metal and they suck. I don't think 79 had the collar anyway, and also that is likely a shaded pole motor.

Just balance that blade, it doesn't look that bad. And it's much easier than the overlapping models. The paint on the body looks good too. Nice find.
Thanks Andrew, good to know. I’ve had to replace two of my 3 Emerson collars to date....1922 Emmy 71666 collar just sort of crumbled one day and I bought one of my 77646’s with a bum collar. I’m glad this one is good to go.
The blade doesn’t look too bad, but is out of clock, one blade was shaved (sloppily) and appears to have a cracked hub and spider cracks around rivets ..... I think the old girl deserves a new’ish blade.

The paint is in fantastic shape. Only a couple dings and chips, it has cleaned up nicely.

Cheers and Happy Thanksgiving!

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The blade arm might be pushed back. It also could be pushed to the side. 

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