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 Posted: Tue Jun 11th, 2019 03:05 am
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Mikey Jones
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Hello everyone, thank you for your time if you are reading this. I bought a vintage fan a couple years ago at an antique store (I had always wanted one and finally found one that I could afford at the time and was in working condition). It worked great for a couple years, but eventually the switch burnt out and the knob broke off. I'm pretty sure it was rebuilt at some point and I'd venture a guess that whoever rebuilt it did a heck of a jerry-rig on it. I tried looking through the forums for more information, but it's a little more difficult because it seems this fan is on the cusp between two categories since it is circa 1950 and I'm not sure of which it belongs (pre-1950 or post-1950). I'm looking for a parts diagram mainly, as well as where I can find new or replacement parts. I don't care if the replacement parts are genuine or after-market, I'd just like to get the fan working again in its former glory. Any help or feedback would be greatly appreciated.

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 Posted: Tue Jun 11th, 2019 03:10 am
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 Posted: Tue Jun 11th, 2019 03:12 am
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 Posted: Tue Jun 11th, 2019 03:14 am
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The captions I added for the second two pics didn't seem to load up. Picture two shows the "knob" which to me is obviously an old TV knob that was shaved down to fit into the 3-position switch. The last pic shows the burned up switch board.

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 Posted: Tue Jun 11th, 2019 07:35 pm
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Not original, will work.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Brand-Name-Gardner-Bender-Number-of-Poles-Single-Pole-Switch-Type-Rotary-P/273254757155?epid=1607705857&hash=item3f9f40b323:g:HKgAAOSwcaZcoiNZ&frcectupt=true

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 Posted: Sat Jun 15th, 2019 12:42 am
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Rickey is right. Not exactly original but it’s the only best replacement out there. 

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