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 Posted: Tue Jul 28th, 2020 12:35 am
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David Kilnapp
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Friends:  I was at a point where I had nothing on my bench. I mentioned that to Darryl Hudson and he offered to sell me the fan you see below:







There was a date on the paper label on the underside:



Darryl and I agreed to a price and at my request, he dis-assembled the fan and shipped the parts to be stripped and painted to Rick Powell and the brass, speed coil and stator to me.
Rick and I discussed what the original paint would have looked like. Rick recommended a carbon black paint rather than japanne.

This fan had four wires coming off of the stator to the speed coil. Darryl marked them so I could put them back together without having to guess. Normally, I would have replaced the head wires and I may still do that with some of Tony Clayton's four conductor head wire at some point. Note the stereo wire that was used by a prior owner.
 
I painted the motor tags and the badge.



Here it is all done (kudos to Ron Bethoney of New England Brass Refinishing).







It runs smoothly and quietly on three distinct speeds.

Last edited on Tue Jul 28th, 2020 12:37 am by David Kilnapp

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 Posted: Tue Jul 28th, 2020 01:07 am
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Vic Valencheck
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Very nice job David! Great choice.  :up:

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 Posted: Tue Jul 28th, 2020 10:36 am
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Alex Rushing
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Looks great, David! Nice work!

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 Posted: Tue Jul 28th, 2020 02:19 pm
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Rick Powell
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Looks nice Dave, much different from the Japanne.

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 Posted: Tue Jul 28th, 2020 09:17 pm
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Sean Campbell
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I honestly think the more matte black looks really good on that fan. Talk about a wall of brass!

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 Posted: Tue Jul 28th, 2020 09:34 pm
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William Dunlap
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Was this fan the original army green?
I just can't bring myself to display a loop handle fan with that color on it in my place.
I built my two star with heavy use in mind and aesthetics second.
It's an oil rubbed bronze powder coat, very similar to what you find on mid century Emersons, like the Golden Jubilee.




I really like these fans. The six winger is on the list....
Cheers,
Bill

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 Posted: Wed Jul 29th, 2020 08:05 am
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Paul Carmody
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Sharp fan!

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