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 Posted: Thu Jun 11th, 2020 08:49 pm
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Ted Hils
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 Posted: Thu Jun 11th, 2020 08:53 pm
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I am new to the list, but old and slow. I don't think my initial post explained that I am looking for a speed control knob for my newest toy. Runs great but turning the control with a pair of pliers is a pain. 3/16" square shank coming out of the rheostat.

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 Posted: Thu Jun 11th, 2020 10:06 pm
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it was  black phenolic type knob I believe with a setscrew. round base with a "ridge across from one side to another for your fingers to grab and turn it. I had one f those.....it was a pretty generic 50s knob if I recall, nothing fancy at all

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 Posted: Fri Jun 12th, 2020 01:37 am
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Thanks, Tom. The weird thing about it is the 3/16" square stud coming out of the rheostat that the knob attaches to. I've found most knobs fit a 1/4" round shaft. I'd rather not grind down the shaft, but if I have to, I will.

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 Posted: Fri Jun 12th, 2020 01:36 pm
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often the older knobs had sq studs so the setscrew would lock it to a flat surface 

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 Posted: Fri Jun 12th, 2020 01:47 pm
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Check with this business,

https://www.tubesandmore.com/products/knobs

Not affiliated with them, just occasionally buy from them.

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 Posted: Fri Jun 12th, 2020 08:01 pm
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1951 - Maybe you could look and see if the switch has a maker name, then look for switches by that company?



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 Posted: Fri Jun 12th, 2020 08:08 pm
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Ace hardware offers retro composite knobs with set screws.

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I agree, I would think a generic chicken head knob would work as long as it has the set-screw.

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 Posted: Thu Jun 18th, 2020 05:23 pm
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Thanks for the ad photo, Mike.  I didn't realize the wire ends slid out to secure the fan in the window until I saw the ad.  They are soaking in an oxalic acid bath to remove the rust right now.

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After seeing the ad picture that Mike sent and the link Thomas sent, I ordered several chicken head knobs from tubes and more.  The ad looks (as near as I can tell) like it has a chicken head knob.  I think I can put a 3/16" x 1/4" sleeve/tube on it and slide a 1/4" knob right on.  Might have to cut a slice out of the sleeve/tube for expansion, but that will give the set screw some place to go into.Thanks to all for the help and comments.  I will keep you informed on my progress.

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