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 Posted: Mon Aug 26th, 2019 02:39 am
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Joseph Bruno
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Can someone help ID this fan? Not sure if its post 1950's or not. Was interested in parts and perhaps info on paint. Runs really well and I would like to clean her out and do a mini restoration on it.




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 Posted: Mon Aug 26th, 2019 06:07 am
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NICE FAN .
It looks to be the right color,and from what i see she just need a good cleanup.oil the bearings
With  a good oil likes 3n1  blue label for fractional hp electric motor, zoom spout  and several others.
 it should be in the older forum,  it is older than 1950
Welcome abrord

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 Posted: Mon Aug 26th, 2019 06:57 am
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Charlie Forster wrote: NICE FAN .
It looks to be the right color,and from what i see she just need a good cleanup.oil the bearings
With  a good oil likes 3n1  blue label for fractional hp electric motor, zoom spout  and several others.
 it should be in the older forum,  it is older than 1950
Welcome abrord

Thanks Charlie, 

I'm just getting into these old fans and fell in love with this one when I saw it at a local estate sale due to the color. Since I really dont have any resources that could help me ID this model exactly, I'm reluctant to start messing with it. It runs beautifully. I did take everything apart to give it a basic cleaning but there are a few things I need to research:
  • Appears to have 2 locations for wicks/oil/springs. Need to source replacements.
  • Power cable doesn't seem to be original as its a white plastic one with one of those clicky on/off scroll wheels. Not sure if this is supposed to have a switch. There are two grommet holes that the power wires were routed thru. Not sure if there should be a physical switch or not. The stator leads and the white plastic power wire were spliced together with what appear to be ceramic wire caps.
  • Stator wire leads could probably be replaced as the wires are kinda gunked up but would need to know what the right wire is and how to go about replacing them. Cant find a clear tutorial on this.
  • Windings are a bit dark and not sure about any restoration/cleanup methods. They seem intact and still tied with what appears to be waxed threads.
  • Needs new rubber grommets all around. I'm actually mocking some up in cad and 3D printed them out of flexible material just for kicks but I may want to source the right size ones. Can't measure the old ones as they fell apart.
  • Still debating on surface finishing and repainting. Would love to sand this thing down perfectly and do a bang up paint job on it but again not sure if this is a common fan or something nicer. Plus there's the question of color matching.
 

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 Posted: Mon Aug 26th, 2019 02:12 pm
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If you use the SEARCH function on the forum and enter "Knapp Monarch" you'll likely find answers to most of your questions. Good luck!!

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 Posted: Mon Aug 26th, 2019 03:42 pm
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f the wires where they connect to the stater they are defecate!!
if you need help ask someone will help

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 Posted: Mon Aug 26th, 2019 03:46 pm
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Charlie Forster wrote: f the wires where they connect to the stater they are defecate!!
if you need help ask someone will help
I would love some help and I found a document about replacing those wires however I don’t have a good understanding on whether or not I would need to solder on to a few strands of the winding wire or if the existing wires are just tied to the windings. I don’t know what to expect so it’s hard for me to go in with a proper plan. I’m certainly comfortable with soldering and doing delicate work but I can’t tell how the current wire is attached to the windings due to all the crud and my reluctance to poke around too much out of fear of breaking something. 
Wish I had a clear picture of how those are typically connected or soldered

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