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Hi all, just picked this up today on a trade.  The switch is smashed of course along with the ceiling canopy.  Any idea what year this was made?  Looks like type #32641 or 82641.  Thanks Mark

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The switch actually looks like most of its there and the Porcelian is fairly intact.  Does the egg split in half somewhere so I can try pushing at the switch to get it out?  The choke coil is right above the switch in the egg.

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Mark I do not know much about those fans to provide any help but if you need a switch I may have one of them as I picked up some from Southside during the liquidation.



Nice score!!


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Thanks Dan, I might need one if I can't salvage this one.

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:clap:Congratulations Mark. What a nice Christmas present.

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Thanks Steve, it is a beauty!

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32641 models were 1911-16

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Thanks David, I didn't realize it was that old.

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32641 is 1911



Whatever that is on the end of your nosepiece is not factory.  Also, that is not the original canopy.  It would have been the ribbed one.

http://www.afcaforum.com/view_topic.php?id=35569&forum_id=1&highlight=emerson+32641



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That's the record I was originally looking for, Tom. The one I saw (our Info section, Emersons pages 1-10) has the 32641 as 1911, and listed a 32641 AB with a 1916 manufacture date. I have no idea the difference between the two models. 

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Tom, thanks for the info.   So the egg is original but the piece holding the switch isn't?  Thanks Mark

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David Foster wrote: That's the record I was originally looking for, Tom. The one I saw (our Info section, Emersons pages 1-10) has the 32641 as 1911, and listed a 32641 AB with a 1916 manufacture date. I have no idea the difference between the two models. 
That Emerson document is from c1913 and hence does't show the run.  Now I know.  Thanks.  Doubt there was much difference with the AB.

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Mark Behrend wrote: Tom, thanks for the info.   So the egg is original but the piece holding the switch isn't?  Thanks Mark

Correct.  They should look like this.  Earlier (3014s) had the ornate neck with a separate casting.








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I got the switch out.  Here are a few more pics of the switch and housing.  It looks like it could be factory or a really good older repair.

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That would be one of those acorn switches that are found usually on brass extensions on ceiling fans on either side of a light globe fitter. Or on a Westinghouse Gyro.

While I believe someone has tinkered with that fan at some point, it may have been from the dealer who sold it. Commonly, it seems that these fans were configured for whatever application they were purchased for at the time of sale. Dealers could and would add lights, switches of various types, etc. If it were me, I'd probably fabricate an ability to house a pullchain in the bottom of the fan, or find a replacement switch. The 3 speed ones are rare but not impossible to find.

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Andrew Block wrote: That would be one of those acorn switches that are found usually on brass extensions on ceiling fans on either side of a light globe fitter. Or on a Westinghouse Gyro.

While I believe someone has tinkered with that fan at some point, it may have been from the dealer who sold it. Commonly, it seems that these fans were configured for whatever application they were purchased for at the time of sale. Dealers could and would add lights, switches of various types, etc. If it were me, I'd probably fabricate an ability to house a pullchain in the bottom of the fan, or find a replacement switch. The 3 speed ones are rare but not impossible to find.

Since many people use a wall control to get better (slower) speeds on these, I put an on/off snap switch in the nose for a period look.  On/off snap switches are relatively easy to find.  Just check that the diameter is correct as they come in many sizes.

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Mark Behrend wrote:



Hi all, just picked this up today on a trade.  The switch is smashed of course along with the ceiling canopy.  Any idea what year this was made?  Looks like type #32641 or 82641.  Thanks Mark

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Is that the original finish?

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I think it was on my fan.  I have seen some other members have posted that were black.  Those could have been repainted though.

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That fernleaf looks like a good find. It's nice to see a ceiling fan that isn't rusty.

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Tom Morel wrote: That fernleaf looks like a good find. It's nice to see a ceiling fan that isn't rusty.

It is an Emerson.  Surface rust is never a problem.  Even after many years in the "weather".


http://www.afcaforum.com/view_topic.php?id=35569&forum_id=1&highlight=32641+fernleaf

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Now that I look at it it clearly isn't the original finish. They weren't black or brass, they were copper oxide.

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Actually looks like a Phil Frey special.  Fits with where it was found.


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