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 Posted: Sat Jun 27th, 2020 12:47 am
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Mike Brown

 

Joined: Fri Jun 26th, 2020
Location: Sudbury, Massachusetts USA
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Hello,
I stumbled upon this site while looking for general guidance on the steps to restore a fan.  I’m an antique car and radio restoration guy, so fans are not my forte. I’ve had this fan sitting on a shelf next to a Philco for 20 or more years.  I don’t know if this is a rare/collectors fan or just an average mass-produced model, but my objective is to clean it up and use it in my shop. I’d appreciate it if you could share your knowledge about this fan. Because of the hole on the underside of the base, my wild guess is that might be mounted on a wall in tollbooth or something similar.  J
 
I was planning on disassembling it, give it a good cleaning and the use this “kit” to replace the bad power cord, wicks and grommets (if I sound like I know what I’m doing, don’t be fooled.)  Here is the URL to the kit;  https://vintagewireandsupply.com/antique-fan-restoration-kit/
 
Appreciate your thoughts/comments to help me get started. I’ve read some forum posts and repair tips posted on this site but I think I’ll need some additional help.
And, the photos appear rotated 90 degrees in the preview to this post. ??? They are just fine on my computer.  :?
Thanks,
-Mike34