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 Posted: Sun Apr 11th, 2010 11:48 pm
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Ron Gibson
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If you saw my other thread a neighbor gave me a Handy Fan. He came by a few moments ago with an Eskimo 45k. The cord has been replaced at some point and I am not sure the speed conrtol (reostat?) is original. Off is in the correct location but 1 is high and 3 is low. The selector knob does not line up well with the numbers either.

Looks to be solid and runs well.

Does this only have one oil hole? The one right behind the blades?

The top of the motor casing gets rather warm while running. Is that normal?





 

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 Posted: Mon Apr 12th, 2010 12:20 am
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If you take off the back chrome cap there should be a second oil hole.

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 Posted: Mon Apr 12th, 2010 02:33 am
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Thanks Austin

Any idea of the year?

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 Posted: Mon Apr 12th, 2010 02:45 am
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Also the motor case gets quite warm after running a while. How warm is normal?

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 Posted: Mon Apr 12th, 2010 02:46 am
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Those were made after the war, the 45K is an earlier version, probably really late 40s. They were cheaper fans, but I like the way they look & they are better than anything made today. The blades on all Eskimos, Zeros, etc were inefficient & noisy, but they are solid fans. There should be an oil cup in the front under the motor shaft & an oil hole under the cover like Austin pointed out. The switch has been changed at some point, but sounds like it is wired correctly. Since these are shaded pole motors, they get very hot to the touch.

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 Posted: Mon Apr 12th, 2010 02:56 am
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Oil cup which is the big brass item under the shaft?

I pulled the rear cover and didn't see a whole. I'll have to get a picture and maybe someone can point out the oil hole.

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Ron Gibson wrote: I pulled the rear cover and didn't see a whole. I'll have to get a picture and maybe someone can point out the oil hole.

As insane as it may seem, I spotted it even without the cover off... :wondering:.... it's the hole that's right above where the shaft and bearing are. There's a felt ring around the bearing and oiling the felt thru that hole feeds the bearing.

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Stan Adams wrote: Since these are shaded pole motors, they get very hot to the touch.
Thank you for the hot motor information. I was curious about this too. I am currently restoring one of these fans. :)

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Why am I getting this 3rd party hosting message from photobucket instead of pics on the initial post. I can't click on it.

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Neither can I. 

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Michael Heffernan wrote: Why am I getting this 3rd party hosting message from photobucket instead of pics on the initial post. I can't click on it.Photobucket wants everyone to pay $400.00 a year to see there photos. Needless to say but they will not be in business for much longer.

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i dont see any pictures either. The Bersted fans ran very hot. There is a small hole right above where the front shaft goes in the motor cover for the front bearing. Sometimes the rear oil hole just dripped to a spot below it at the rar bushing, or there was sort of a funnel arrangement attached that would do a better job f guiding the oil tot he bushing area. The motors were different depending on the generation, small like the window fan or bigger and flatter with the motor bullet on the back 

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