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Russ Huber
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It appears the very early Freshy models either came in two forms. Either transformer and levolier switch bolted to the rear motor plate....or a chain wheel driven rheostat mounted in the bullet. It is my "impression" the rheostat models were the first to emerge. However, thanks to John McComas sending me photos of a rheostat model Freshy Jr. I have confirmed that the Erie St. Jr. EARLY models produced BOTH rheostat and transformer models. I can't speak for the Gaylord Mfg. FRESHY models as I have yet to see one with a rheostat.

The picture shows rear Ballentine motor covers for both a model 22 on the left and model 20 on the right. The model 22 rear cover on the left held a tansformer, the model 20 on the right held a bullet which contained a rheostat mounted IN the bullet. Notice the mounting holes on the cover to left for the transformer and levolier. The rheostat plate is absent of the mounting holes. :up:

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Russ Huber
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Here is a photo sent to me by John showing an original Erie St. Freshy Jr. rheostat bullet, rheostat, and the adjusting chain for turning the rheostat wheel for speed adjustment. It would be my distinct impression many of the rheostat models did not survive the course of time and burn out. Thus.....explaining the absence of the bullet and rheostat from many of these fans.

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Last edited on Fri Mar 12th, 2010 04:54 pm by Russ Huber

Russ Huber
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The good news is if you own a model 18-22 I have the MASTER pot metal bullet for forging a reproduction. If you have the rear motor plate still on the fan, your in luck. The motor plate can be modifed to hold a later model Freshy 3 speed transformer and levolier switch. By drilling a few holes and you can gain back the on-off pull chain, and a separate chain for speed control.

If there is enough demand for these size bullets, I will have more forged. :up:

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John shared a picture of a rear motor plate that would be correct size for my master bullet.

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