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 Posted: Sat Jun 9th, 2018 03:43 pm
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Russ Huber

Joined: Mon Nov 14th, 2005
Location: Southwest, Wisconsin USA
Geoff Dunaway wrote:   U R lucky to find that fan with intact oscillator gear box. They are broken or missing nearly as often as the Kidney gear boxes are.  :up: :clap: :up:
Let's do the math. This 12" fan weighs in at roughly 25 lbs. The blade is brass with a CAST brass hub/spider. The motor housing, guard supports, and base are all heavy cast iron. Other components such as the wing thumb screw, oscillator wheel are cast magnetic metal. The guard is steel.  The gear box cover and CAST oscillator link are brass.

The motor pivot and gearbox are...….die cast(pot metal). WHO....was the brilliant engineer with gifted foresight to place that ton of bricks fan motor head on a …….pot metal motor support/pivot?   :wondering:

Yes, I am fortunate. Not even a crack anywhere in the die cast components. All  the gears are sound.

Edit: I was wrong, with a magnifying glass I did find a hairline fracture in the back of the gearbox that does not affect the integrity of the gearbox. 

Last edited on Sat Jun 9th, 2018 03:56 pm by Russ Huber