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Evita De Pauw
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Hi,

My mum has a Western Electric fan, but we have no idea how old it is or what type of fan this might be.

Is there anyone who can help me with this?

Thanks,
Evita





David Allen
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Seeing how that's a DC fan motor, it must be early. Hopefully one of the regulars can chime in on it!

Craig Robbins
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It looks like a rebadged Robbins and Myers 16" stamped steel fan. Could be from the late teens to the 20's. It is 220 volt direct current so don't try plugging it in. It can be easily modified to run on 220 alternating current using a bridge rectifier. 

Last edited on Sat Aug 12th, 2017 07:31 pm by Craig Robbins

Evita De Pauw
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We are from Belgium and we have used it for couple of times and it still works fine. But we don't know anything about it so I tried to find some info on internet when I found this website. 😊

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That's weird. That fan has a bridge rectifier, isn't DC anymore (rewound), or you guys still have DC

Geoff Dunaway
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If the fan is made for direct current but with a laminated stator iron , it will still run on AC , am I right ??? Whereas a solid one piece stator iron would not run on AC ??

Russ Huber
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Geoff Dunaway wrote: If the fan is made for direct current but with a laminated stator iron , it will still run on AC , am I right ??? Whereas a solid one piece stator iron would not run on AC ??
A laminated stator gives the motor the option of handling AC eddy currents.  Universal motors with laminated stator are designed(wound) for optional frequency/ACorDC current.


A cast iron field DOES NOT tolerate AC eddy currents, and WILL do the oven effect.


Where are the brush holders/caps on this puppy? :wondering:

Last edited on Sun Aug 13th, 2017 03:31 am by Russ Huber

Lane Shirey
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I've brought back D.C. Fans from Spain, and 2 have had rectifiers installed in the base before my ownership. Perhaps that one does also. 


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