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 Posted: Sat Jan 31st, 2015 11:14 pm
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Mark Merritt
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Hello,I picked up A Hunter fan it looks like A serial #F16325,the number that preceeds it says I think 16,it has off high med low,and works good.It say's Hunter Fan and Motor Co. Fulton NY.Seems to have nothing on the cage badge,looks like it was painted{plain}.Are the blades brass and can someone know the year of manufacture,possibly the value?I paid $50.00 

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 Posted: Sat Jan 31st, 2015 11:16 pm
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 Posted: Sat Jan 31st, 2015 11:48 pm
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Does a magnet stick to the base, the motor, the loop handle, and the gearbox?  Some, none, or all?  Your fan is early 20s but that's all I can tell you for now.  It's either a rebated GE or a Hunter design similar to the GE.  The magnet test should tell which.

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 Posted: Sat Jan 31st, 2015 11:53 pm
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Steve: The magnet sticks to the handle,motor,base,cage,but not the blades. Mark 

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Steve: it also stuck on the gear box,tag on the selector say's Hunter. Mark

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I would say it's a rebadged GE from very early 20s.

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I'd bet that too Steve. Look at the base, it has the GE style tag that was normally only on the base. It includes the model numbers and all other fan info, along with the speed selections. It also has a Hunter brand motor tag.


Seems like Hunter just stuck a second model tag on there instead of taking the one off the base and replacing it. Or do you think that the fan just had a later model base put on it? All the GE fans I've seen with a motor tag on it only has the speed selections on the base, not all the other model info too.

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At least by 1919 GE was putting all data on the base tag under the switch handle.  Maybe 1918 and before it was on the motor tag with a speed only tag on the base for a few years after the speed numbers used through 1914 I think it was.

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Hi Mark, the blades are brass on your fan.  If the magnet does not stick, it's usually brass or aluminum.  In the GE world, you have what's known as a brass bell oscillator.  Take a magnet to the bell shaped piece under your gearbox and you will understand why they call it that.  I think you did good on the price you paid.  You can't get hurt!  Mark

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Just after Mark's fan was made Hunter came out with their own fan looking almost like a copy of the GE brass bell.  The bell was shaped slightly differently and not made of brass and the motor and base and loop handle were non-magnetic.  At first glance they can be hard to differentiate.

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Mark Behrend wrote: Hi Mark, the blades are brass on your fan.  If the magnet does not stick, it's usually brass or aluminum.  In the GE world, you have what's known as a brass bell oscillator.  Take a magnet to the bell shaped piece under your gearbox and you will understand why they call it that.  I think you did good on the price you paid.  You can't get hurt!  Mark
Yeah, great price, great fan!! I have a 12" that was made by Hunter, it looks similar, but there is alot of pot metal in its construction. The 'bell' oscillating wheel is shorter than the real GE brass bell.

Here it is, but it has a spare fake GE 6-wing blade. It uses a Torrington 4-wing as stock.

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Mark; The "bell" under the gear box does not stick with A magnet,are you saying Hunter took G.G. fans and put their name on it?Around what year is it?Later I will post 2 other fans I picked up at the same sale,A Emerson jr.9" and A Peerless 9" Mark

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Mark Merritt wrote: Mark; The "bell" under the gear box does not stick with A magnet,are you saying Hunter took G.G. fans and put their name on it?Around what year is it?Later I will post 2 other fans I picked up at the same sale,A Emerson jr.9" and A Peerless 9" Mark
Well, I was corrected by Steve.  He knows his fans better than I.  Magnets don't always stick to pot metal so the bell could be just that.  I'm not sure on the year.  Post some pics of the other ones you got.  Mark

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Another set I picked up the same day,A Peerless 9" and An Emerson JR. 9" The Peerless was had for $50.00 and I got the Emerson for $35.00,both run,cord on the Peerless is toasty,the Emersons was replaced sometime ago.I don't see A model# no the Emerson,the Peerless is style #P1-18 pat.april 27 09 anyone know anything about these? thanks Mark

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Once you clean the cage badge off, there will be a single digit there. Add 20 to that and that will be the date of manufacture....at least of the badge.

The Emmy Jrs. and held in high regard by some members here, including myself. I'll be presenting a project soon that utilizes two Jrs. just like yours. There are really the ideal fan for projects like I do.

Super quiet, and efficient. Nice breeze from them and basically unbreakable and Un-wear-out-able. the two I have had absolutely no wear on the bearings after 90 years. How does that happen?

Nice finds. Happy fan hunting.

Cheers,

Bill

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William; yes I see A very small #5 , 1925 I presume, thanks,Mark

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What was the badge suppose to look like on these fans? I picked up a 12" version of that fan, and mine has what looks to be a steel badge that is completely flat like the original poster's is. It looks almost homemade, but it is just like his except bare metal.

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Did aluminum blades come on these early fans? I have a friend with a 16" GE brass bell all cast iron, and it has a 6 wing aluminum blade. No magnet stickage..

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