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 Posted: Mon Feb 22nd, 2021 09:19 pm
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Steven P Dempsey
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1908 2nd Variant - -Original Japan



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 Posted: Mon Feb 22nd, 2021 09:20 pm
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 Posted: Tue Feb 23rd, 2021 09:38 pm
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Very nice, Steven! :)
A BMY was on my "top 5" from day one. Strangely ended up with a 16" early(ornate cast motor) 1906 Pancake first. Then later acquired a 1912 BMY, which used the updated and more reliable polyphase motor. Taller as well, to accommodate better tilt and easier switch access.

I would like an early Centrifugal start short variant, but really don't need one, since one BMY is plenty for me in the tight space constraints. My Jandus Wire Mount has the identical motor, so that is cool.

BMY is definitely a poor man's cake. IMO, from a usability standpoint in parts availability and reliability, the BMY is a better fan than a cake.

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 Posted: Tue Feb 23rd, 2021 10:43 pm
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I'm envious of the condition of your BMY, that's outstanding. I picked up a BMY last weekend, had to drive 90 miles to get it, but was surprised to find some of the original paper instructions on the bottom of it. 




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nice, someone wrote a date - was it serviced then?

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Rebuilding my old collection, one from each year - all sold. Now all I need is the "Tall Boy" - all but the black one came from local Craig's List & A Junk Shop. Fun to have a red, black & white one!!

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I just picked up a 16"  BMY that has a very tall base.    It's in pieces right now as I am replacing the head wire which was a thick rubber cord.    Blade was way out of shape but I have it pretty close to balanced, but need a little more tweeking.    I will post pictures once I get it back together.

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never had a 16"

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 Posted: Wed Feb 24th, 2021 08:22 pm
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I have a 16 inch BMY but whoever "restored" it bent the blades/struts backwards for some reason. It runs, but I'm hesitant to try to reshape them. Is it risky to re-bend them back?

Crazy thing about that BMY is that I found it online 500 miles away. The seller had a relative who lives about 10 miles away from me and delivered it to me for free a few weeks later when he came down to visit. It felt like divine intervention of the fan type.

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BMY 16"     Once I get it back together I will post image

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That's a big boy Anthony. I'm excited to see it assembled.

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Steven P Dempsey wrote: Rebuilding my old collection, one from each year - all sold. Now all I need is the "Tall Boy" - all but the black one came from local Craig's List & A Junk Shop. Fun to have a red, black & white one!!

 Sexy fans. I think a white restored BMY would look pretttty good.  

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Is "Tall Boy" an official nickname for the last of the BMYs?

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Sounds good to me.   :up:

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just popped out, years as an ad/copy writer!!

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1912 16" BMY would be the tallest?

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Steven P Dempsey wrote: 1912 16" BMY would be the tallest?
Same as the 1911 and 1913  16" BMYs.

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Can someone explain how to date a BMY? Do we use serial numbers?

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David Deloria wrote: Can someone explain how to date a BMY? Do we use serial numbers?It's all in Don Eckerson's paper located in our INFO section of the website.  This is primarily how I "learned" about GE.
http://www.fancollectors.org/info/mbr/GE_Survey_1-07.pdf

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Steve Stephens wrote: David Deloria wrote: Can someone explain how to date a BMY? Do we use serial numbers?It's all in Don Eckerson's paper located in our INFO section of the website.  This is primarily how I "learned" about GE.
http://www.fancollectors.org/info/mbr/GE_Survey_1-07.pdf

Incredible! Ty for the link

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 Posted: Thu Feb 25th, 2021 02:16 pm
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Basic Dating, Russ Huber's Display1908 - -1909/1910/ - -1911-12

shorter = older! 1908 = Start Switch

correct if I got it wrong!




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