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 Posted: Wed Aug 9th, 2017 11:53 pm
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Zeyad Almatmati
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hello everyone this is my first post here
i recently strted to collect an old fans but i havent restored anyone yet , i have no idea how to start or what tools and stuff i have to have before starting
i tried to watch a youtube but always thers somthing missin they dont show the important detils to fix or paint the parts .
so i hope to get any advicefrom the expert here and thanks in advance
i also i need to know whats the best way to polishthe brass fan
and this the fab that i twant to start my project with and if anyone has an idea about the age of this fan casue i didnt find any information about that






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 Posted: Thu Aug 10th, 2017 01:46 am
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Austin Ko
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That's an old 1920's United Electric Eskimo fan. This wasbefore Bersted bought the Eskimo name and started to use it on their really low end fans of the 40's and 50's. This was a cheap fan in its day but is far superior in build quality compared to the newer Bersted models. It should be a straight forward fan to restore. All you really have to do is dissemble, remove the rotor, stator and wiring, remove old paint and rust, and prep your surface before shooting it with paint. These may have casting flaws in them. You could use body filler to fill these in along with any areas where rust or corrosion has pitted the metal. Prepping your surface is the key to getting a good paint job. Once you prepped it with filler and primer then you paint on thin layers of paint with light sanding with really really fine sandpaper in between coats. You can clear after you think its just right. If you paint that black I suggest using Rustoleum Black Appliance Epoxy paint. It work great and its really durable when cured. Then you do your electrical/motor work and add finishing touches like wire grommets, rubber feet, and bling if you desire that. 

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 Posted: Thu Aug 10th, 2017 02:05 am
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Zeyad Almatmati
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thanks for resbonding i was doing more research  until i get this ad
the fan is before 50
i thought all eskimo 50 and after
anyway thanks for your tips but i will change my mind i will start with somthing diffrent
this is old fan and i dont want to miss with it

i have another brass R&M in very bad condition i will play with that first 

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 Posted: Thu Aug 10th, 2017 07:28 am
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United Electrical  sold the Eskimo  name to Bersted in the early 1930's  So your fan was made before that .some have  brushes and can be tricky getting them in and out.
 good luck with your restoration if you run into  problems  come back here and ask.
Check your  blades to see if they are brass or steel painted or coated , use a magnet if the magnet sticks they are steel ,
If they are steel and not bad leave them if they are bad  repaint them  Rustolium has a gold spray can that works . if brass a lot of polishing any brass cleaner   some of the brass has a clear coat  and can be hard to get off .
 second look at your post i see yours is a model10  your blades should be steel
  that will make a nice  fan . use  blue label 3 n 1 oil for fractional hp motors or singer sewing machine oil  on the fans .If you tear your motor down there are felt washers  or something around the bearings clean all the old oil out and put new in .
Back in the day the oil was made from animal fat and with heat and dirt will harden  and if you get it cleaned out  it will harden again.
Good luck

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 Posted: Mon Aug 14th, 2017 07:33 pm
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Levi Mevis
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United Electrical Company aka AC Delco was and still is part of GM, so your fan was technically made by General Motors, they also used to make radios back in the day.

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Charlie Forster
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Any one know what the 'AC' stands for in the AC Delco logo?

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Levi Mevis
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No idea.  I'm assuming it was the the initials of the guy who founded Delco,  A.  C.  Delco.

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 Posted: Sun Aug 20th, 2017 12:32 pm
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1908 - Albert Champion joins forces with Buick Motor Co. and makes spark plugs in the AC Spark Plug Division. The AC of ACDelco is born. The name Delco came from the Dayton Engineering Laboratories Co., founded in 1909 in Dayton, Ohio by Charles Kettering and Edward A. Deeds. 

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 Posted: Sun Aug 20th, 2017 07:47 pm
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Early Eskimos are interesting fans that don't garner much attention. I have 2 speed model that runs well.

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 Posted: Sun Aug 20th, 2017 11:02 pm
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Levi Mevis
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John Fengel wrote: 1908 - Albert Champion joins forces with Buick Motor Co. and makes spark plugs in the AC Spark Plug Division. The AC of ACDelco is born. The name Delco came from the Dayton Engineering Laboratories Co., founded in 1909 in Dayton, Ohio by Charles Kettering and Edward A. Deeds. 
Interesting, so I was right, it was someones initials, in this case Albert Champion (who was the one who started the Champion Spark Plug company which is still in business to this day), but never realized that it was a Subsidiary of the Dayton Engineering Company (which I'm assuming as some ties with the Dayton Fan Company somewhere along the lines).   

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