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 Posted: Tue Nov 26th, 2019 02:02 pm
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Paul Wallace
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I'm a newbie who just acquired a Diehl Jr. fan. I apologize ahead of time if this is already on the site, but I've searched. Are there any posts with images or other websites that might be able to help. Is there a Diehl expert?
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 Posted: Tue Nov 26th, 2019 10:27 pm
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There is a Diehl Junior in the galleries. Made in 1938. That's all I know.

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 Posted: Wed Nov 27th, 2019 02:51 am
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Diehl Juniors in different formes were made by Diehl from 1938 to 1949. Ad below from 1942 - 

Last edited on Wed Nov 27th, 2019 03:04 am by Mike Kearns

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 Posted: Wed Nov 27th, 2019 06:17 pm
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Diehl was related to Singer in the latter years and both were housed in the same facility in NJ for quite a few years. 

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 Posted: Fri Nov 29th, 2019 02:38 pm
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Slim pickings on the Diehl info, huh?

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 Posted: Sat Nov 30th, 2019 12:42 am
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And what exactly were you looking for?  That might help. 

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 Posted: Sat Nov 30th, 2019 04:29 am
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Trying to figure out age. Mine reads 12AJ16. One on Ebay says B12AJ16. What's the difference? Find a decent photo of the base to figure out how much mine was altered. Is there a specific green paint? Was there ever a sticker or metal plate on it with model info, etc.

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 Posted: Tue Dec 10th, 2019 04:16 pm
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As suggested, here are a few photos of the fan. 

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 Posted: Tue Dec 10th, 2019 04:25 pm
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 Posted: Tue Dec 10th, 2019 04:31 pm
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would this wiring  be correct? also, is the knob original?Thanks,

 

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 Posted: Wed Dec 11th, 2019 01:35 am
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Hi Paul, 
The Diehl you have was probably from the 40’s id guess, maybe even later. The more collectible fans tend to be better documented, and they tend to be the earlier fans.  

One of the problems with this era, is that many less expensive manufacturers went to pot metal components to save money (after WWII) . Old pot metal is always a bit unpredictable.  Some brands like Century are known to have pot metal that deteriorates. Others are more stable, like the Diehl you have.  

Nonetheless, most collectors steer clear of pot metal construction, as they’re worth less and there’s a high likelihood of chipping or breaking it.  

To your questions. Neither the switch or headwire are original.  It’s been messed with in its past, and all electrical parts should be checked for safety.  

However, all that being said. Many of these pot metal fans are better than the Chinese plastic fans of today. 

Fix it,paint it, and enjoy it! 

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