|View single post by Alex Rushing|
|Posted: Wed Nov 6th, 2019 07:22 am||
|First up:Polar Cub by A.C. Gilbert. Strong aluminum blades and high speed motor. This thing puts out more air than any other fan I have in the 10" or 12" class. The build quality looks to be lower-end at first glance, but there are a lot of things about it that make it quite good!
Westinghouse Lively Air. Strong aluminum blades and a good speed running with adjustable oscillator. Super strong cage and innovative construction.
The Polar Cub paint looks good enough for me to not repaint it.
The Westinghouse fan will need a paint job. I am undecided between sail blue and sunrise red.
Both fans will have the blades high polished though, like they were from the factory. Really helps appreciate these later fans. :)
Funny what a quick breakdown of the motor, cleaning of old oil and grease, cleaning the bits/bobs, and new oil/grease can do. Both fans were rewired with new leads soldered on the stators. The Polar cub switch was bad, so I swapped it for a temporary push button until I find a turn know. I did swap broken/worn fiber washers out for new ones.
Last edited on Wed Nov 6th, 2019 02:42 pm by Alex Rushing