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 Posted: Mon Sep 7th, 2020 12:49 pm
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Ron Wallace
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Hello,
Came across this little guy recently.   It stands approximately 11” to the top of the motor housing.   Still retains one of it’s struts.   It’s not in my possession yet and I have limited photos.   Doesn’t appear to have ID tag.    I’m curious if anyone knows anything about it.



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 Posted: Mon Sep 7th, 2020 01:01 pm
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Michael Rathberger
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Looks holtzer cabot'ish

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 Posted: Mon Sep 7th, 2020 01:09 pm
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On my way to pick it up now........wife is driving.   :D

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 Posted: Mon Sep 7th, 2020 03:09 pm
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Ouch! 

http://ia800704.us.archive.org/8/items/WatchmensTimeDetectorsOperatedByBatteriesOrMagnetoGenerators/CCA80223_text.pdf






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 Posted: Mon Sep 7th, 2020 03:30 pm
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Russ Huber wrote: Ouch! 

http://ia800704.us.archive.org/8/items/WatchmensTimeDetectorsOperatedByBatteriesOrMagnetoGenerators/CCA80223_text.pdf






Ouch is right!

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 Posted: Mon Sep 7th, 2020 04:44 pm
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I’m now wondering where I might find a pattern and a foundry that would do some sand casting.  😳

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 Posted: Mon Sep 7th, 2020 06:38 pm
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Thanks Russ.........found the fan on page 119 of the documents that you sent..........the cage was a $3.00 option in 1895.

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 Posted: Mon Sep 7th, 2020 09:00 pm
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Ron Wallace wrote: I’m now wondering where I might find a pattern and a foundry that would do some sand casting.  😳You are also going to need the rest of the centrifugal switch. Very cool fan!

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 Posted: Mon Sep 7th, 2020 09:20 pm
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Don Tener wrote: Ron Wallace wrote: I’m now wondering where I might find a pattern and a foundry that would do some sand casting.  😳You are also going to need the rest of the centrifugal switch. Very cool fan!
Thanks Don...........would a local hardware store carry those switches?  🤪

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Ron Wallace wrote: Don Tener wrote: Ron Wallace wrote: I’m now wondering where I might find a pattern and a foundry that would do some sand casting.  😳You are also going to need the rest of the centrifugal switch. Very cool fan!
Thanks Don...........would a local hardware store carry those switches?  🤪
That would be nice if they did! :shock:

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My guess is that rear cover is made of “Unobtanium”. 

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10-12 years ago, 2 utility Holtzer motors showed up on eBay, the same motor as Ron's fan (more than certain both became fans). I've searched "Holtzer" since then, never seen another. Never say never. My guess is that back is hanging on someone's wall...

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 Posted: Wed Sep 9th, 2020 01:56 pm
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     Photos as always courtesy of miSci, The Museum of Innovation & Science, Schenectady NY

     Aug 1902

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Steve Cunningham wrote: My guess is that rear cover is made of “Unobtanium”. That’s funny and sad at the same time.:cry:

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10-12 years ago, 2 utility Holtzer motors showed up on eBay, the same motor as Ron's fan (more than certain both became fans). I've searched "Holtzer" since then, never seen another. Never say never. My guess is that back is hanging on someone's wall...

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 Posted: Wed Sep 9th, 2020 03:41 pm
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Steve Cunningham wrote: My guess is that rear cover is made of “Unobtanium”. Does anyone know what metal was used for the decorative plate?  Cast Iron? Brass?

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Original was cast iron, nickel plated.

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 Posted: Wed Sep 9th, 2020 05:27 pm
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Steve Cunningham wrote: Original was cast iron, nickel plated.Thanks Steve.

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Was the rear cover basically a flat piece? 

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Donald Coleman wrote: Was the rear cover basically a flat piece? I have never handled one but pictures seem to show some convexity.

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The back cover was slightly convex.

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 Posted: Thu Sep 10th, 2020 06:58 pm
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Does anyone have knowledge of another centrifugal mechanism(split phase) start fan motor 1895 and retro?  :wondering:  He claims on the video link posted below the rear ornate plate is nickel plate cast iron. I bet Donald Coleman could at the least simulate the plate in its likeness. 



 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8bhwYxeJgo

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Nickel blades, cage and back plate!   Love it!

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Russ Huber wrote:I bet Donald Coleman could at the least simulate the plate in its likeness. 
Maybe...


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Donald Coleman wrote: Russ Huber wrote:I bet Donald Coleman could at the least simulate the plate in its likeness. 
Maybe...


Wow!   

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 Posted: Mon Sep 14th, 2020 03:21 pm
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Michael Rathberger wrote: My guess is that back is hanging on someone's wall...
Repurposed as a floor drain cover...


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Jim Kovar wrote: Michael Rathberger wrote: My guess is that back is hanging on someone's wall...
Repurposed as a floor drain cover...


You’re no help!  🙄  Jim.... If my memory serves me correctly, you came to my house and picked up a fan at one point.

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Hey Ron-- I think it was me that came by your home some time back to pick up a fan.  Best of luck with your new find!

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Bill Arfmann wrote: Hey Ron-- I think it was me that came by your home some time back to pick up a fan.  Best of luck with your new find!Thanks.........Yes

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