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 Posted: Sun Nov 3rd, 2019 10:39 pm
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Alison Fea
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I acquired a previously restored Emerson 11648 and there is something funky with the blade. It looks like the backside of the spider has been carved out in an attempt to balance the blade. Anyone have a straight 11648 blade available to sell? I would really appreciate it. 

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 Posted: Tue Nov 5th, 2019 01:04 pm
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Geoff Dunaway
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could you possibly show a picture of the carved out area in question and the front of the blade assembly ? 

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 Posted: Tue Nov 5th, 2019 04:22 pm
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Alison Fea
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Absolutely, I'll get some pictures together tonight. 

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 Posted: Wed Nov 6th, 2019 12:46 am
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Alison Fea
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Here are shots of the front of the blade hub and of two of the carved spider arms. The blade wobbles like it has had more than one too many. 








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 Posted: Sun Nov 10th, 2019 07:50 am
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Geoff Dunaway
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 I don't remember seeing the hub fingers with such sharp relief (ie 90 degree angles)  + the outline of a circle the diameter of the hub from the front of the blade  Could this possibly be a fabricated 2 -piece hub with the blade carrier pressed onto the machined hub ?? wish I could help , those blades are rare as hen's teeth and frog hair  :cry: & I got no spares  :X good luck in your search.

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 Posted: Tue Nov 12th, 2019 01:30 am
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Mark Olson
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Notice the inner hole on the blade at 2 o'clock.
A repair may be possible.

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 Posted: Tue Nov 12th, 2019 12:29 pm
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Steven P Dempsey
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Looks like the whole spider was a later replacement

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 Posted: Tue Nov 12th, 2019 06:26 pm
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Alison Fea
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You guys are definitely onto something. I see a fine fissure in the hub. At first I thought it was a crack but it is sounding more likely to be evidence of the joining of two pieces. I wonder too if the remade spider was removed could the blade be salvaged? However, I fear there isn't much to work with. Four good wings is about all this blade has going for it. Looks like this fan is going to be display only until I either find a clever intervention or it gets crossed off my unobtainum blade list. Everything is somewhere right?  :hammer: :D

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 Posted: Tue Nov 12th, 2019 10:58 pm
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A fan I got from Mike Petree has a similar hub, but I can't copy the picture. It's in the link below. I believe he had some hubs cast up, maybe he has an extra?http://www.afcaforum.com/forum2/56344.html

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 Posted: Wed Nov 13th, 2019 01:24 am
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Hi Alison,  
  The hub on your fan looks to be cut out from from a piece of metal plate and shaped to resemble the original. If you look at the attached picture or the ones Richard linked to you can see what the original cast iron fingers look like. You's is a screw on hub and the Trojan has a set screw type hub (two bearing motor) but the fingers are the same. If I had one I'd be more than happy to send it to you but sadly I don't. Jim Chesnut has cast various Emerson hubs over the years and maybe he can help. I'll pm his contact info to you. He's a nice guy. Don't lose hope of finding one even if Jim doesn't have them, Sooner or later one will pop up.

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 Posted: Wed Nov 13th, 2019 01:47 am
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Alison Fea
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Thanks for the leads guys! I have been studying the photos and I see what you are talking about. I'll drop Jim a message next and see if he has this hub in his stash. I'm patient and the fan can stand sentry at the front door as is as long as it takes. Everything is somewhere. Handsome Trojan!!

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