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 Posted: Sun Jan 20th, 2013 04:18 pm
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Russ Huber
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Drop your linen...and start your grinnin, Loren. George's Fort Wayne tagged "GE" fan motor and Rathberger's GE appear to of hit the market in 14. Check out the the brush holder arrangement on the DC in the image. It's a match. 13 did not have this.

So there are variants of the all brass models. Stefan has his work cut out for him getting them all? :D

1914 GE fan motor bulletin in the link.

http://archive.org/stream/ElectricFans1914/GeneralElectricCoFans#page/n0/mode/2up

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 Posted: Sun Jan 20th, 2013 04:45 pm
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He sure does... all brass DC oscillator????

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 Posted: Sun Jan 20th, 2013 07:52 pm
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I see you have the same 12 paper as I was using.  I'm not sure I can see the difference between 12 and 14 brush holders. But? Either way it does seem that rather than brag about FT being part of the GE family, they saved a penny and used up the old tags on this 25 cycler...

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 Posted: Sun Jan 20th, 2013 09:00 pm
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GE took FW June 1, 1911. There is a difference in the brush holders. Take a good look at the example on the first page Todd Mann posted. Todd stated his GE 8" model has a steel base and housing. His motor tag appears to have been altered indicating the fan to be an AC 60 cycle brush motor. More than likely it was a DC fan motor prior. Being series wound with stator laminations it is possible to do this. Funny thing, Michael Rathberger has a GE 8" DC model posted on the first page with........steel base and housing.

I doubt very much they were using old FW motor tags from pre merger 11 and prior as late as 14. Mid summer 11 and season 12 could be a possiblity. Could be those brush holders on George's fan were being used earlier than 14? Just not images earlier than 14 so far to prove it?

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 Posted: Sun Jan 20th, 2013 09:45 pm
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Hee hee... You guys are working for it. :cool: For such a leetle fan. I am enjoying the education!

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 Posted: Sun Jan 20th, 2013 09:51 pm
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You guys are talking about top left fan in that paper? Looks like a dead ringer for it. I doubt if GE would have used up brass tags without their name on it unless some knd of agreement was involved.

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 Posted: Sun Jan 20th, 2013 10:01 pm
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George Durbin wrote:
You guys are talking about top left fan in that paper? Looks like a dead ringer for it. I doubt if GE would have used up brass tags without their name on it unless some knd of agreement was involved.

The top left fan in the paper is an AC induction motor which means...no brushes. So your ringer is dead on that one.

Here is a picture of Haroldson being walked by his horses. Ain't he just the coolest. :up:

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 Posted: Mon Jan 21st, 2013 12:45 am
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Loren Haroldson
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I'm on the far right..to my right is up two legged mare.. Hubie...she doubles as a metal detector when not eating...

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 Posted: Mon Jan 21st, 2013 02:41 am
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http://books.google.com/books?id=HdshAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA49&dq=Fort+Wayne+vs.+General+Electric&hl=en&sa=X&ei=6rP8UOOpI8Ww2gWpgoFo&ved=0CC0Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=Fort%20Wayne%20vs.%20General%20Electric&f=false

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 Posted: Mon Jan 21st, 2013 02:43 am
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Here is an all brass DC Hunter oscillator. This is one you don't see too often.

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 Posted: Mon Jan 21st, 2013 02:44 am
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Stefan Osdene
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Second Image.

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 Posted: Mon Jan 21st, 2013 02:44 am
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Third Image.

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 Posted: Mon Jan 21st, 2013 02:45 am
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I don't have the all brass DC oscillator in a GE version but I do have it in a Hunter version. I'd also like to find a DC spring hung to match the AC one in my collection.

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 Posted: Mon Jan 21st, 2013 04:01 am
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very nice fan!

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 Posted: Tue Jan 22nd, 2013 10:21 pm
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Russ Huber wrote: Todd stated his GE 8" model has a steel base and housing. His motor tag appears to have been altered indicating the fan to be an AC 60 cycle brush motor. More than likely it was a DC fan motor prior. Being series wound with stator laminations it is possible to do this. Most likely is that both fans started out as 25 cycle motors and Todd's was rewound to work on 60 cycles.  GE's 25 cycle motors did use brushes.

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