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 Posted: Sun Sep 6th, 2015 12:23 am
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 Posted: Sun Sep 6th, 2015 12:27 am
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1921 Whirlwind showing guard mounting change.

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Somewhere between 18-20 Westinghouse changed the Whirlwind guard mounting.

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Here’s another  mounting location.   This one is 27-32v DC so it mounts top and bottom because the brushes are in front.  

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Side view shows the mounting better.  

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I have a fan very similar to this except a little different style cage, I wonder if my fan is a whirlwind as well but maybe a little bit later version from the mid to late 1920s?  
I have the picture of my fan posted below.










Also I have a question about my fan, for some reason the high speed works but medium and low speed don't work and its a 3 speed fan and I checked all of the speed coil to switch connections and they were all connected where they should of been but there isn't any medium or low speed just high speed. 
The weird thing is that when I switch to the medium and low speed settings the motor doesn't switch off, it stays on but it just doesn't change the speed of the motor, it just stays the same speed.

Any ideas as to what could be happening with this fan?

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Levi, it sounds like your speed coil is bad. There are members who could rewind it for you. Also, that fan is not a Whirlwind, it’s an uncommon 10 inch version of the bigger oscillator models. Great little fan!
Levi Mevis wrote: I have a fan very similar to this except a little different style cage, I wonder if my fan is a whirlwind as well but maybe a little bit later version from the mid to late 1920s?  
I have the picture of my fan posted below.










Also I have a question about my fan, for some reason the high speed works but medium and low speed don't work and its a 3 speed fan and I checked all of the speed coil to switch connections and they were all connected where they should of been but there isn't any medium or low speed just high speed. 
The weird thing is that when I switch to the medium and low speed settings the motor doesn't switch off, it stays on but it just doesn't change the speed of the motor, it just stays the same speed.

Any ideas as to what could be happening with this fan?

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Ok, well that's not good, how much would they charge to rewind the speed coil on this fan? I'm wondering because I don't have a whole lot of money to work with because the job I usually work at if this corona virus wasn't doing it's thing is only 2 days a week but then I get paid biweekly and I only make about $250 each paycheck. 

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I’m honestly not sure how much they’d charge, but you may put an ad up in the BST to ask. Worst that could happen is you say no thanks. That, or you could see if someone is willing to sell you a new switch.

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Sean Campbell wrote: I’m honestly not sure how much they’d charge, but you may put an ad up in the BST to ask. Worst that could happen is you say no thanks. That, or you could see if someone is willing to sell you a new switch.
Ok, I might just do that. 

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