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 Posted: Thu Nov 21st, 2019 10:42 pm
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Jerry Bravi
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Since the early part of this year I have been working to finish development of a cast iron oscillating collar featuring all of the original details as the original ones that were made of pot metal years ago.  Hopefully these will meet the expectations of fan "purists" that want to maintain the originality of rare fans needing a replacement collar.  
For the last couple years I have made several runs of steel collars that worked nicely for replacement, but lacked the original detail such as raised bosses and post.  I have five of these left which sell for $55.00.  The new ones I am offering were cast at Cattail Foundry and fully machined finished by me.  I also make the entire brass knob and plunger lock assembly that comes with it.  This new cast iron collar is complete and includes priming and painting and is ready to install.  The cost will be $65.00 plus $5.00 shipping. 

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments.

Thanks, Jerry Bravi
 







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 Posted: Thu Nov 21st, 2019 11:41 pm
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Chris A. Campbell
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Jerry, these are top notch!!!!

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 Posted: Thu Nov 21st, 2019 11:42 pm
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Steve Stephens
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Your new CAST IRON collar is amazing Jerry.   The older steel ones were excellent but cast iron is the cat's meow.

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Mark Behrend
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Great work Jerry!

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 Posted: Fri Nov 22nd, 2019 12:55 am
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Richard Daugird
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Wow that’s a screaming deal! I don’t even need one and I feel like buying one.

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 Posted: Fri Nov 22nd, 2019 03:09 am
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Alex Rushing
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I have one reserved now! Probably the most reasonable solution to the collar problem I have ever seen. Reasonable in practice and cost!

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 Posted: Fri Nov 22nd, 2019 12:26 pm
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John Smalley
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great craftsmanship

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 Posted: Fri Nov 22nd, 2019 01:04 pm
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Jerry Bravi
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Thanks to all you guys for your compliments and appreciation for my fanwork .  It's important to keep these old fan going!
Thanks, Jerry  :clap: :clap:

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 Posted: Fri Nov 22nd, 2019 11:11 pm
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Very nice as always Jerry

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 Posted: Mon Nov 25th, 2019 10:06 pm
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I got my collar today in the mail and right away installed it on my 29646. 






Perfect fit and finish. Increases the value of my fan by more than the purchase price. Can't ask for more than that.
It's exactly like the original, minus the crappy pot metal and cracks :DNow I can use my fan on oscillation. Before it would just wander around and end up just anywhere.




Cheers,
Bill

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 Posted: Tue Nov 26th, 2019 12:28 am
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Darryl Hudson
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Nice job Jerry.   Those look great.  

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 Posted: Tue Nov 26th, 2019 12:33 am
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You will often notice that the old pot metal collars have worn a lot and, when oscillating, the collar moves around making the oscillation less than precise.  Were I to have an Emerson I used with the collar I would be buying a "Bravi-Modification" collar to use.  They look great and factory.

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 Posted: Tue Nov 26th, 2019 10:43 am
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Bobby Gaines
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Great job!

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 Posted: Sat Nov 30th, 2019 01:13 am
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Got my cast iron upgrade in today. Absolutely incredible work!


Last edited on Mon Dec 2nd, 2019 03:13 am by Alex Rushing

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Alex Rushing
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Installed the new Jerry Bravi Iron Collar assembly this evening. FANTASTIC!

THANK YOU, JERRY!


Now the original(good condition) collar will be a Christmas gift to my Dad to replace his messed up collar assembly.
I did OCD use a black marker to color the screw heads. :hammer:

Video of the Bravi Collar in action.





Last edited on Mon Dec 2nd, 2019 03:12 am by Alex Rushing

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 Posted: Tue Jan 14th, 2020 11:02 pm
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Dale Scribner
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Hi Jerry, 
My Emerson 29646 that I just found has the same style collar and is in great shape. It is to reposition the fan head to blow in different directions. I didn'tknow what it was for when I found the fan in a junk store. The cord was completely shot so i removed it an hooked up a temp cord and it ran in all three positions. 

Problem, the here are 2 screws on each side of the motor housing where the cord goes into the motor. The scews are there but cord holder, or whatever it is call is missing. Do you have one or know of someone who does? If so, I am interested in one. Someone put a rubber gromet in there. Whoever had this did a lot of work to put rabbit cage wire all around the fan, and painted it silver. Took a lot of work to get the wire off but everything looks good.




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 Posted: Thu Jan 16th, 2020 08:19 pm
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Jerry Bravi
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Dale,I think you are referring to the insulated grommet bushings that thread into the back of the motor and the ones in the base.  These are to insulate the power cord and motor head wire.  If so, Darryl Hudson makes these if you need them.  You can contact Darryl at http://www.hudsonscustommachining.com.
Thanks, Jerry

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 Posted: Fri Jan 17th, 2020 12:11 am
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Dale Scribner
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Thank you Jerry, I found a couple and they are one ther way. I am very pleased at how so many people are so helpful. Fans are fun. 
Dale

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 Posted: Fri Jan 17th, 2020 12:20 am
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Dale Scribner
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The Bravi collar is very nice work. The one on mine looks to be some sort of pot metal as it is not magnetic. I am really anxious to get this fan completed. I owned and opporated a manufacturing machine shop for the last 28 years until I retired at age 73. The Bravi collar is worth every sent and is most likely better than the original. 
Dale

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 Posted: Fri Jan 17th, 2020 02:05 am
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Richard Daugird
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We're glad to have you Dale! Lots of good folks here, will do anything to help each other.

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 Posted: Fri Jan 17th, 2020 02:15 am
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Excellent work Jerry your making your talent well known.:bigfan

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 Posted: Fri Jan 17th, 2020 02:22 am
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Jerry Bravi
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Thanks Gary and everyone else who have paid tribute to my God given talent which I enjoy doing. I'm glad that i can apply my talent and work to a great bunch of people who are now part of my family!  It's great to have ways to keep these old fans going!
Best regards, Jerry 

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