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 Posted: Tue Mar 24th, 2020 07:52 pm
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David Kilnapp


Joined: Tue Apr 17th, 2018
Location: Pembroke, Massachusetts USA

Hi Eric. As it happens I just finished working on one of these fans. You can read about it here:

This fan was made around 1923 or 1924.  Below is an original advertisement for this fan.

You were very fortunate to get one with a working choke coil. The two I've restored both had burned out switches and they are very hard to come by. And both List 3854's I worked on had burned out start windings which probably got that way from the choke coil issues. I'm curious as to what you paid (PM me). This is a great daily runner and the oscillation mechanism (which changed to the screw type on the wheel) was very innovative for its time. And yours still has the original R & M stripes around the head case, which is very unusual. You have acquired a very nice fan indeed!  There is a wealth of information on the forum about this fan if search for "R & M List 3854" using the search function.
For instance:
Hope your back heals quickly. I have back issues but have so far avoided surgery (on L5). Good luck and welcome to the AFCA!

Last edited on Tue Mar 24th, 2020 08:01 pm by David Kilnapp