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 Posted: Mon Feb 10th, 2020 01:43 pm
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Patrick Ray
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Got home from work on Saturday. Barely sat on the couch for a couple minutes and I was out the door to drive over an hour for the chance to get my first Pancake. Looks to be a 1907. All original finish in great condition. There's one cage wire that's been resoldered. The blades have been in contact with something to where it chipped 3 tips and put a wrinkle in the blade. I feel a rough spot in the bearing. But all of this and I knew this was still going to be my first Pancake. I don't know if that's a look of disgust on Bella's face because she's used to feeling the cool breeze of my Emersons!









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 Posted: Mon Feb 10th, 2020 02:19 pm
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Steven P Dempsey
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Poor cat . . . the one that chipped the blades!

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 Posted: Mon Feb 10th, 2020 02:20 pm
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Steven P Dempsey
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That is a very nice clean one for sure, congrats

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 Posted: Mon Feb 10th, 2020 02:22 pm
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What is the serial number? That look on your cat's face is one of contentment and it's wondering what took you so long...

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 Posted: Mon Feb 10th, 2020 06:25 pm
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312655 is the serial on this one. I'm happy that this cat is so good around fans. Never too curious or having that stray tail.

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 Posted: Mon Feb 10th, 2020 07:21 pm
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Great find, Patrick!  :clap:
I'm amazed how good the finish is!  :shock:

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 Posted: Mon Feb 10th, 2020 08:01 pm
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Kim Frank
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Your fan is on the tail end of 1907. S/N for 1908 begin around 314,501. No difference  between the models
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 Posted: Mon Feb 10th, 2020 08:03 pm
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That finish is really nice. I was hoping to service it, change the bearing, get the black nice and clean, and run it. My only apprehension is with the blades. I'll try and take some close up pics of the tip damage tonight. I love the patina on the brass, so I'm hoping I won't need new blades. But if it comes down to it, polished it is.

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 Posted: Mon Feb 10th, 2020 08:07 pm
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Nice find!

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 Posted: Mon Feb 10th, 2020 09:28 pm
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Nice fan!!!!!     Was this the one listed on Chicago CL?
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 Posted: Mon Feb 10th, 2020 10:34 pm
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Thanks Kim for confirming my year. I used the blog on Pancakes to help narrow down what year I thought it was and to look for details to see if everything was original. I'm sure I'll have more questions as I get into this fan. I know I'll need a bearing from Darryl Hudson.

Thanks Tristan and Cam.  Yes, that was the one on the Chicago CL.

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 Posted: Tue Feb 11th, 2020 02:55 am
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Very nice fan Patrick! Lucky for you, those pancakes are very easy to disassemble and work on!

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Thanks Sean. Looking the fan over, I know I'll be able to tackle this one. Especially after working on "harder" fans.  I just wish the blades were in better condition. Only one of the 4 is undamaged. I'm thinking someone shoved something metal into the fan because the brass is almost cut. This is the worst blade tip, plus this blade is wrinkled by the hub. Kinda hard to take a good pic, but the metal is "cut" and folded back.

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 Posted: Tue Feb 11th, 2020 03:23 am
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David Kilnapp
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That blade can be repaired with some patience and a very smooth rounded hammer end on a very smooth metal surface. Patience and tap tap tap and it will be almost good as new. Great find Patrick!

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 Posted: Tue Feb 11th, 2020 03:27 am
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I've done a little bit of metal work on cars before. Would the same apply to getting the wrinkles out of the blade by the hub? I'd assume drilling out the rivets would be needed.

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 Posted: Tue Feb 11th, 2020 05:39 am
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David Kilnapp wrote: Patience and tap tap tap Just a little Tap tap tap-a-roo...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlFvD7XSfX4

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