AFCA Forums Home
Home Search search Menu menu Not logged in - Login | Register
AFCA Forums > Antique Fan Collectors Association > Pre-1950 (Antique) > Sturtevant #6 Monogram Fan (blower).... It is HUGE!!!

 Moderated by: Steve Cunningham, Rod Rogers, Larry Hancock Page:    1  2  Next Page Last Page  
New Topic Reply Printer Friendly
Sturtevant #6 Monogram Fan (blower).... It is HUGE!!!  Rate Topic 
AuthorPost
 Posted: Thu Sep 28th, 2017 03:52 am
  PMQuoteReply
1st Post
David Allen
AFCA Member
 

Joined: Mon Mar 6th, 2017
Location: Northport, USA
Status: 
Offline

Well..... I've gone and done it.  I drive the 3 hours to Lindale, GA and bought a blower.  In the Craig's List ad; it appeared to be half the size it really is. When I arrived on site I realized the sheer magnitude of it!

This thread pointed me in the direction of this machine: http://www.afcaforum.com/forum2/48854.html

When I got there, the Lindale Mill site was amazing. I was speechless at some of the massive old machinery still in place. The old boilers and one turbine are there. They are massive.  Check out http://lindalemill.com/about/ for some history on this site.

I spent quite some time with the owner Joe Silva. He showed me the old boiler building, turbine, stream and dam and more. The site is amazing. I would love to go back in time and see it in operation. This sort of place is almost a "spiritual" experience for me since all that I do for my work is new industrial facilities. These sort of places like Lindale Mill are where it all started.

As for the blower, it is a Sturtevant #6 Monogram Fan. The motor is an Allis-Chalmers 15 HP induction motor.  The voltage rating is 550V which is non-standard. That may be why they had the on-site powerplant.

Here is the view I met when pulling into the driveway:


When I saw that, I knew I was in the right place!!!!

The Sturtevant was set aside with other not-currently-in-use stuff.



Then I did some walking around and looking at the old stuff laying around. Sadly this aluminum propeller fan was badly mangled.


However, this tube-axial fan was only slightly mangled. So I bought it.  Check out the amazing cast aluminum blade. This thing is a beast in its own right.


Then we loaded the Sturtevant blower and its massive Allis-Chalmers motor into my trailer. The Oldsmobile did not appreciate it!


Finally the load was strapped and it was time to depart.


When I got home, I washed and set the blower upright. It is massive.....


Then the motor came apart... what a mess!


Inside was lots of cotton...


There was one damaged area on the winding. Someone had spun the shaft with a rock caught in between the rotor and the winding. I have tried to repair the injured part and have put varnish on the winding after cleaning it. Hopefull it will survive.


A better view of the tube axial fan. This is a very nice piece in and of its self. All stainless housing and shaft. Aluminum blade.


Here is a video of the progress!  Didn't run any motors but did make some progress nonetheless!







Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

 Posted: Thu Sep 28th, 2017 04:14 am
  PMQuoteReply
2nd Post
Bill Hoehn
AFCA Member


Joined: Fri May 13th, 2011
Location: Chesterfield, Missouri USA
Status: 
Offline
You left out my attempt to buy---my congratulations to you and my offer to trade for B&B Emmys! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
EMMY BILL

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Thu Sep 28th, 2017 05:43 am
  PMQuoteReply
3rd Post
Don Tener
AFCA Member


Joined: Fri Dec 21st, 2012
Location: Saint Petersburg FL, Florida USA
Status: 
Offline
I can't believe you went all that way to get it. I had a pretty good idea of size because in the Craigslist add it said that the opening on the blower was 14" That is huge. Just think of the coal forge you could fire up with that thing!!

Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

 Posted: Thu Sep 28th, 2017 06:16 am
  PMQuoteReply
4th Post
Andrew Block
AFCA Member


Joined: Thu Jan 26th, 2006
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana USA
Status: 
Offline
I was gonna say, submit it to the Sturtevant Survivor site, but they already had it!

Attached Image (viewed 846 times):

Screenshot (994).png

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Thu Sep 28th, 2017 07:09 am
  PMQuoteReply
5th Post
Bill Hoehn
AFCA Member


Joined: Fri May 13th, 2011
Location: Chesterfield, Missouri USA
Status: 
Offline
Don,
I was also "manufactured" in the 1930's, April 11th or 12th 1931.  I have two birth certificates!
Andrew,

A most beautiful book is on the outgoing mail pile for you.  It is the Unnamed  Women of the Bible titled "SHE SHALL BE CALLED Woman" by Marie Holt ( we deliver Meals on Wheels for over twenty years with Barry and Marie).  Laverne was waiting anxiously for the publication to be released,and I believe she was part of the inspiration for it. It was released three days after Laverne's horrible fall in our kitchen.  
I like jello and she always made some for me.  That afternoon, while walking to get the water, she froze with her Parkinson's and fell---cutting herself on the dish.  The pool of blood she told us was red jello, except the package was unopened!
The right hip and right shoulder were shattered and both were replaced by the best orthopedic surgeons in St. Louis.
Blood loss was about three units.
Laverne came home on Labor Day with hospice.  The hip replacement was on her 86th birthday, and her presents are still unopened.  
Marie gave me one of the first personally signed copies and came to her room to read the book to her.  They are printed in Florida and because of the storm I waited a few days to receive my first 200 copies.
Andrew you are getting a copy (# 156) from Laverne, Marie and me.
Sorry for the rambling, but for me it helps at this time.

Sent with Love,
Bill

Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

 Posted: Thu Sep 28th, 2017 01:29 pm
  PMQuoteReply
6th Post
David Allen
AFCA Member
 

Joined: Mon Mar 6th, 2017
Location: Northport, USA
Status: 
Offline

Bill Hoehn wrote: You left out my attempt to buy---my congratulations to you and my offer to trade for B&B Emmys! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
EMMY BILL


Bill, I'm so happy that you're interested in this blower and think it is worth saving.  I want to learn about it, fix some of the abuse that happened to it, and enjoy it for a while. Then, a trade could definitely happen!

Don Tener wrote: I can't believe you went all that way to get it. I had a pretty good idea of size because in the Craigslist add it said that the opening on the blower was 14" That is huge. Just think of the coal forge you could fire up with that thing!!


Don, since I live in AL it's just about a 3 hour drive for me. I don't mind road trips. Traveling is my 'healing time' of which I need a lot these days.

Andrew Block wrote: I was gonna say, submit it to the Sturtevant Survivor site, but they already had it!

Yes they have a good, enlarged picture of it before removal from the mill. Unfortunately the base had not been preserved in its entirety so what I received wasn't a nice, concise assembly as shown in the picture. On the positive note, the motor was far from the blower. To build a running display it would be more compact to have the motor mounted closer and turned the other way. This way I'm not cutting or modifying any original base to do that. :)

Bill Hoehn wrote: Don,
I was also "manufactured" in the 1930's, April 11th or 12th 1931.  I have two birth certificates!
Andrew,

A most beautiful book is on the outgoing mail pile for you.  It is the Unnamed  Women of the Bible titled "SHE SHALL BE CALLED Woman" by Marie Holt ( we deliver Meals on Wheels for over twenty years with Barry and Marie).  Laverne was waiting anxiously for the publication to be released,and I believe she was part of the inspiration for it. It was released three days after Laverne's horrible fall in our kitchen.  
I like jello and she always made some for me.  That afternoon, while walking to get the water, she froze with her Parkinson's and fell---cutting herself on the dish.  The pool of blood she told us was red jello, except the package was unopened!
The right hip and right shoulder were shattered and both were replaced by the best orthopedic surgeons in St. Louis.
Blood loss was about three units.
Laverne came home on Labor Day with hospice.  The hip replacement was on her 86th birthday, and her presents are still unopened.  
Marie gave me one of the first personally signed copies and came to her room to read the book to her.  They are printed in Florida and because of the storm I waited a few days to receive my first 200 copies.
Andrew you are getting a copy (# 156) from Laverne, Marie and me.
Sorry for the rambling, but for me it helps at this time.

Sent with Love,
Bill

Bill, It's so hard to see a loved one pass on. I have lost my younger sister, and my best friend to untimely health issues. It's true you never "get over" losing someone. You just get where it doesn't hurt to think about them as much. My ways of staying positive are being with those people I love; and staying busy with challenging hobbies and with my work.  The less on these losses have taught me are to enjoy eah day because no more are promised.

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Thu Sep 28th, 2017 04:45 pm
  PMQuoteReply
7th Post
Bill Hoehn
AFCA Member


Joined: Fri May 13th, 2011
Location: Chesterfield, Missouri USA
Status: 
Offline
Beautifully said David,A big part of our 63+years together was helped by humor ( some might say sick---but they don't really know us).
An example is Laverne's epitaph (not original---but often repeated) "I TOLD THEM I WAS SICK".  It is not on our tombstone, but she loved to tell it, especially to other doctors.

Looking forward to seeing the blower blow, but think I'd avoid the area in front.

Thank everyone for all of the support!

Bill

Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

 Posted: Thu Sep 28th, 2017 10:51 pm
  PMQuoteReply
8th Post
David Allen
AFCA Member
 

Joined: Mon Mar 6th, 2017
Location: Northport, USA
Status: 
Offline

Bill Hoehn wrote:
Beautifully said David,A big part of our 63+years together was helped by humor ( some might say sick---but they don't really know us).

An example is Laverne's epitaph (not original---but often repeated) "I TOLD THEM I WAS SICK".  It is not on our tombstone, but she loved to tell it, especially to other doctors.



Looking forward to seeing the blower blow, but think I'd avoid the area in front.



Thank everyone for all of the support!



Bill


Bill, you're welcome and I am very happy that we are able to help you through this time.

So, the motor is back together! I did run it and the winding did not seem to get hot. That is a relief. But it's not out of the woods yet.  Before running it, I tested the insulation resistance to ground, and it was in the 5MΩ range.  After running the motor a couple times, it began to show leakage current. Now, it has very low insulation.


I have a feeling that somehow, the rotor had water trapped in it after washing. This probably was thrown out into the winding as the motor ran. These early windings are in no way water resistant. I have the motor drying now and will leave it to dry overnight so hopefully by morning it will be healthy.


Here it is after the cleaned rotor is in, and the freshly varnished winding:



And all together for testing:



Anyway, here is a short video showing the motor reassembly!



What do you think of that startup sound? :cool:








Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Thu Sep 28th, 2017 11:08 pm
  PMQuoteReply
9th Post
Jeremy Harmon
AFCA Member
 

Joined: Mon Dec 19th, 2016
Location: Murfreesboro , Tennessee USA
Status: 
Offline
This is super cool!! Following. 

Last edited on Thu Sep 28th, 2017 11:08 pm by Jeremy Harmon

Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

 Posted: Thu Sep 28th, 2017 11:33 pm
  PMQuoteReply
10th Post
David Allen
AFCA Member
 

Joined: Mon Mar 6th, 2017
Location: Northport, USA
Status: 
Offline
Jeremy Harmon wrote: This is super cool!! Following. 
Glad you're enjoying it! I'm working on cleaning up the blower now. Lots of crud and funk in it. The blower wheel seems to be out of balance, as in one side always settles down.  It seems they were blowing cotton or some other solids with it. There's no reason for a 15HP motor at that low RPM to blow just air.  It may  be the wheel is worn or eroded unevenly.  Or may be a heavy coating of crud on one or two vanes...

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Thu Sep 28th, 2017 11:40 pm
  PMQuoteReply
11th Post
Matthew Albach
AFCA Member


Joined: Sun Jun 28th, 2009
Location: Pinellas Park, Florida USA
Status: 
Offline

Last edited on Sat Oct 7th, 2017 03:38 am by Matthew Albach

Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

 Posted: Fri Sep 29th, 2017 12:45 am
  PMQuoteReply
12th Post
Don Tener
AFCA Member


Joined: Fri Dec 21st, 2012
Location: Saint Petersburg FL, Florida USA
Status: 
Offline
Cool. Keep us posted. Can't wait to see it blow you across the yard!

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Fri Sep 29th, 2017 01:01 am
  PMQuoteReply
13th Post
Bill Hoehn
AFCA Member


Joined: Fri May 13th, 2011
Location: Chesterfield, Missouri USA
Status: 
Offline
David,
Busy with Laverne today (34th day NPO). 
Great possibilities for the motor.  I have a terrific new winder from Bosnia who is also reasonable!  He rewound one of my PI-242s, perfectly, and that is tricky---like the tripods. I would't be surprised if he could wind it for 220V or possibly even 110V. Please save it,  as is,  and I'll handle it.  I also gave him new shafting and other "scrap" from Warrens to keep it from going to the scrap yard. 
With my hearing ( from hunting, target shooting, motorcycle riding and circle track running etc., I really couldn't evaluate the sound on your video---sorry!
God sometimes works in strange ways that we mere mortals cannot understand. 
Thanks again, 
Bill

Last edited on Fri Sep 29th, 2017 01:07 am by Bill Hoehn

Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

 Posted: Fri Sep 29th, 2017 01:25 am
  PMQuoteReply
14th Post
Tom Morel
AFCA Member


Joined: Sun Dec 25th, 2011
Location: Long Beach, California USA
Status: 
Offline
I can't imagine what's going on for you Bill. My prayers are for you and Laverne.

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Fri Sep 29th, 2017 03:17 am
  PMQuoteReply
15th Post
David Allen
AFCA Member
 

Joined: Mon Mar 6th, 2017
Location: Northport, USA
Status: 
Offline
Bill Hoehn wrote: David,

Busy with Laverne today (34th day NPO). 

Great possibilities for the motor.  I have a terrific new winder from Bosnia who is also reasonable!  He rewound one of my PI-242s, perfectly, and that is tricky---like the tripods. I would't be surprised if he could wind it for 220V or possibly even 110V. Please save it,  as is,  and I'll handle it.  I also gave him new shafting and other "scrap" from Warrens to keep it from going to the scrap yard. 

With my hearing ( from hunting, target shooting, motorcycle riding and circle track running etc., I really couldn't evaluate the sound on your video---sorry!

God sometimes works in strange ways that we mere mortals cannot understand. 

Thanks again, 

Bill


That's good to know you have a motor technician who is very talented!  I am very confident the Allis-Chalmers motor is merely wet and not otherwise damaged. Will know tomorrow as it is drying overnight.

Either way, NOTHING will be scrapped from the project. :D


Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

 Posted: Fri Sep 29th, 2017 04:16 am
  PMQuoteReply
16th Post
Bill Hoehn
AFCA Member


Joined: Fri May 13th, 2011
Location: Chesterfield, Missouri USA
Status: 
Offline
FANtastic :clap: :clap: :clap: ---even the patina---right Steve?  
Now 35th day & about 840 hours and 70th "night & day" NPO    
Forgot this is almost surely three phase---which I don"t have.
Wonder if my re-winder can convert to single?
Bill

Last edited on Fri Sep 29th, 2017 08:48 am by Bill Hoehn

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Fri Sep 29th, 2017 09:00 am
  PMQuoteReply
17th Post
Henry Carrera
AFCA Member
 

Joined: Sun May 7th, 2006
Location: Maryland USA
Status: 
Offline
I agree, just the startup sound alone makes it worth all of the trouble. :D

Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

 Posted: Fri Sep 29th, 2017 09:40 am
  PMQuoteReply
18th Post
Bill Hoehn
AFCA Member


Joined: Fri May 13th, 2011
Location: Chesterfield, Missouri USA
Status: 
Offline
The best way we (Warren) found to dry motors, especially after floods, is with an incandescent bulb inside, as long as it takes!

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Fri Sep 29th, 2017 11:27 am
  PMQuoteReply
19th Post
Lucas Beshara
AFCA Member


Joined: Wed Jan 25th, 2017
Location: East Texas
Status: 
Offline
Sweet new toys David!  Love those videos. The sound of that motor startup is great!

Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

 Posted: Fri Sep 29th, 2017 12:15 pm
  PMQuoteReply
20th Post
Bill Hoehn
AFCA Member


Joined: Fri May 13th, 2011
Location: Chesterfield, Missouri USA
Status: 
Offline
Very chilly morning --49 degrees---last week 91 degrees----
Airplane-helicopter idling all night in front of our home---- 

70 straight days and nights in recliners or on the floor sure does make great leg cramps--- :D :D :D 

Laverne is trying to tell me something that I can't hear, and no one else is here to hear it for me--- :cool: :cool: :cool:

Last edited on Fri Sep 29th, 2017 12:17 pm by Bill Hoehn

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Fri Sep 29th, 2017 03:05 pm
  PMQuoteReply
21st Post
David Allen
AFCA Member
 

Joined: Mon Mar 6th, 2017
Location: Northport, USA
Status: 
Offline

Bill Hoehn wrote:
The best way we (Warren) found to dry motors, especially after floods, is with an incandescent bulb inside, as long as it takes!
Good morning Bill.  I dried the motor with a warm air heater all night. It was a hot potato this morning with more than 70M at 1000V on the Megger. Looking good! I had the battery charger on the winding for additional heat. 12VDC pushes about 10 amps thorough it which would have not been enough heat. That's when the heater got rigged up! :P



It's running on the VFD now, pulling about 3 amps at no load. Sounds great, too. Gonna let it sing along for an hour or two then Meg it again.

Lucas Beshara wrote:
Sweet new toys David!  Love those videos. The sound of that motor startup is great!
Thanks. It does sound good!  Starting on the VFD is a lot less dramatic, but the torque is impressive and it almost turned the cart over!

Can't wait to get a base fabricated for the blower / motor setup!

Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

 Posted: Fri Sep 29th, 2017 06:12 pm
  PMQuoteReply
22nd Post
Bill Hoehn
AFCA Member


Joined: Fri May 13th, 2011
Location: Chesterfield, Missouri USA
Status: 
Offline
My airplane-helicopter :clap: :clap: :clap:
Laverne's Transportation to Heaven---What a sense of humor and LOVE

 

Last edited on Fri Sep 29th, 2017 06:33 pm by Bill Hoehn

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Fri Sep 29th, 2017 07:33 pm
  PMQuoteReply
23rd Post
Don Tener
AFCA Member


Joined: Fri Dec 21st, 2012
Location: Saint Petersburg FL, Florida USA
Status: 
Offline
Bill Hoehn wrote: My airplane-helicopter :clap: :clap: :clap:
Laverne's Transportation to Heaven---What a sense of humor and LOVE

 
Very Nice!

Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

 Posted: Sat Sep 30th, 2017 05:19 am
  PMQuoteReply
24th Post
David Allen
AFCA Member
 

Joined: Mon Mar 6th, 2017
Location: Northport, USA
Status: 
Offline

Bill Hoehn wrote:
My airplane-helicopter :clap: :clap: :clap:

Laverne's Transportation to Heaven---What a sense of humor and LOVE




That is good - got to keep a sense of humor even when you are dealing with such devastation.

So - got some good news today!  As posted earlier, the motor insulation resistance was very good after the drying overnight. I ran it most of the day (at least 6 hours) and it was pulling about 3 amps and no sign of turn-to-turn shorts nor of earth leakage.  So I am becoming more and more confident it's OK.

I worked on the blower its self and on the skid today.

First, I faced the reality that the motor pulled HAS to come off to service the front bearing. I have a large assortment of pullers and other accessories I have amassed over the years.  Using the following Redneck Ingenuity device, along with the oxy-acetylene torch, I was able to remove the pulled without breaking anything.


It took a 3/4" drive impact wrench to get it off, but it came!


Then, I was able to get to the front bearing of the motor.  It was another tapered roller bearing, and not in bad shape.  It did have one small corroded area but for a limited-use machine that is OK. It got cleaned and repacked with Lucas green grease.


After that, it was back together and running-in the new grease all day. While that was going on, I worked on the blower its self. I had washed as much of the old crud off as possible. The amount of detail that went into this is amazing. Back when this was made, they actually cared about what it LOOKED LIKE as well as HOW IT WORKED. Today's machinery is just bare minimum for functionality. This one has plenty of detail.

Sturtevant monogram logo in the base:


Another logo cast into the back side blower housing ring:


The identification plates. Lubrication instructions for the Fafnir ball bearings, and the data plate for the fan its self.


Brass dataplate on each bearing housing:


First, I took the inlet ring off and finished cleaning out the housing.


The blower wheel looks fairly intricate. Steel angle irons cast into the hub; with the vanes and end rings riveted on.


So now that the unit is clean, I brought into the barn. First, hoisted if off the trailer....


Then drove the trailer out from under it.... That's a lot of iron hanging in the air!


So, now the skid comes off.....


And chop off all the ragged-cut ends and make the pieces the same length...


Now I am getting an idea how the skid will work, to support the motor and the blower. Got to this point and my welder overheated so I called it a day!


So; tomorrow I hope to finish the skid.  It was originally a whilte color in the Lindale Mill facility. I plan to paint the skid a white color to match how it looked in the original location.

As for the blower and motor - it looks like they were both painted a black color, like a Japan black.  I plan to paint the blower and motor gloss black unless there's definitive proof that was not the original color.

Here is a video of today's progress!






Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Sat Sep 30th, 2017 06:29 am
  PMQuoteReply
25th Post
Don Tener
AFCA Member


Joined: Fri Dec 21st, 2012
Location: Saint Petersburg FL, Florida USA
Status: 
Offline
Very cool! Keep the great videos coming.

Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

 Posted: Sat Sep 30th, 2017 09:52 am
  PMQuoteReply
26th Post
Bill Hoehn
AFCA Member


Joined: Fri May 13th, 2011
Location: Chesterfield, Missouri USA
Status: 
Offline
To Any & All,

Laverne Korecky Hoehn very peaceably went to Heaven @ 12:40 this morning.  I was with Her as were both of our sons, Bill and Bob.  The peace is difficult to understand in so many ways--- almost breathtaking.

I had to notify you, her friends, before I drop from exhaustion.  I'm left here to continue Her work  not nearly  as good---but nobody can possibly can take Her place,


Fell asleep---------------awakened to realize She will never do that again on this earth.  She is now eternally happy and contented with Our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Lovingly,

Bill

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Sat Sep 30th, 2017 11:23 am
  PMQuoteReply
27th Post
Mel Lagarde
AFCA Member


Joined: Sat May 21st, 2016
Location: New Orleans , Louisiana USA
Status: 
Offline
David
Thank you for sharing this with us.  Please continue to post your progress.  I am fascinated with how this turns out for you. So cool. 


Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

 Posted: Sat Sep 30th, 2017 01:35 pm
  PMQuoteReply
28th Post
Bill Hoehn
AFCA Member


Joined: Fri May 13th, 2011
Location: Chesterfield, Missouri USA
Status: 
Offline
Yes Fans!

It appears I have crossed "SIR" fan one too many times, as he has done to numerous AFCA members.

So be it! 

Goodby,

"EMMY" BILL

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Sat Sep 30th, 2017 02:39 pm
  PMQuoteReply
29th Post
Lucas Beshara
AFCA Member


Joined: Wed Jan 25th, 2017
Location: East Texas
Status: 
Offline
Sorry for your loss Bill!

Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

 Posted: Sat Sep 30th, 2017 08:35 pm
  PMQuoteReply
30th Post
Bill Hoehn
AFCA Member


Joined: Fri May 13th, 2011
Location: Chesterfield, Missouri USA
Status: 
Offline
Yes moderator, I saw your notice about fans only and not to be off topic.
Of course you can wipe out all mention of non fan (My Wife) issues as you have done to me before & this post also!

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Sat Sep 30th, 2017 08:55 pm
  PMQuoteReply
31st Post
Lane Shirey
AFCA Member


Joined: Wed Apr 30th, 2014
Location: Downingtown, Pennsylvania USA
Status: 
Offline
Post moved to separate thread

Last edited on Sat Sep 30th, 2017 09:10 pm by Lane Shirey

Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

 Posted: Sun Oct 1st, 2017 01:33 am
  PMQuoteReply
32nd Post
David Allen
AFCA Member
 

Joined: Mon Mar 6th, 2017
Location: Northport, USA
Status: 
Offline

Got a major update today!  It runs!

First, I worked on the skid base. Got the welding and fabricating done. The skid's steel parts are all finished.


Then, the wood bottom pieces and caster wheels go on.


So now I have a complete (semi)mobile skid base!


So, the parts go back on!  First the blower its self.


Then the motor.....


Finally, the unit is together! This belt would not pull the blower at more than 25% speed, though.


So, I found a belt which is too long and shortened and spliced it.
first, cut away the rubber lower portion of the belt, leaving the cording intact and tapering it off.  The other end, gets a similar but inverted cut.




Then, apply CA glue and clamp the ends together in the vise.


Then the test run! This thing is a beast...


So hope you enjoyed the test run!



Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Sun Oct 1st, 2017 01:49 am
  PMQuoteReply
33rd Post
Duane Burright
AFCA Member


Joined: Tue Nov 15th, 2005
Location: Malibu, California USA
Status: 
Offline
David - awesome backstory on that blower. Good on you for preserving historic equipment like that.

Bill - I'll post on the separate thread.

Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

 Posted: Sun Oct 1st, 2017 02:12 am
  PMQuoteReply
34th Post
Lucas Beshara
AFCA Member


Joined: Wed Jan 25th, 2017
Location: East Texas
Status: 
Offline
As usual...  exceptional work David!

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Sun Oct 1st, 2017 02:44 am
  PMQuoteReply
35th Post
Don Tener
AFCA Member


Joined: Fri Dec 21st, 2012
Location: Saint Petersburg FL, Florida USA
Status: 
Offline
All I can say is WOW! I am so glad you went and got this.

Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

 Posted: Sun Oct 1st, 2017 02:49 am
  PMQuoteReply
36th Post
Bill Hoehn
AFCA Member


Joined: Fri May 13th, 2011
Location: Chesterfield, Missouri USA
Status: 
Offline
Lane & Duane, 
I did not start a separate thread and will not use same.  This is similar to when a moderator shut down my Meston Post.  Isn't power wonderful, to some people?

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Sun Oct 1st, 2017 03:11 am
  PMQuoteReply
37th Post
David Allen
AFCA Member
 

Joined: Mon Mar 6th, 2017
Location: Northport, USA
Status: 
Offline

Duane Burright wrote: David - awesome backstory on that blower. Good on you for preserving historic equipment like that....

 
Thanks, I contacted the owner of the historical site based on the other thread which was posted. After talking with him, it became apparent this was the only pat forward!


Lucas Beshara wrote:
As usual...  exceptional work David!


I really appreciate the positive comments. Thanks!

Last edited on Sun Oct 1st, 2017 03:12 am by David Allen

Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

 Posted: Sun Oct 1st, 2017 05:40 am
  PMQuoteReply
38th Post
Bill Hoehn
AFCA Member


Joined: Fri May 13th, 2011
Location: Chesterfield, Missouri USA
Status: 
Offline
WHY???

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Sun Oct 1st, 2017 09:23 am
  PMQuoteReply
39th Post
Henry Carrera
AFCA Member
 

Joined: Sun May 7th, 2006
Location: Maryland USA
Status: 
Offline
I love everything about this project. You sure can produce a lot of work in a short period of time. Are you going to attempt a blade balance or good enough as is? I giggle thinking about lowering that behemoth on a Dubro prop balancer. :imao

Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

 Posted: Sun Oct 1st, 2017 10:29 am
  PMQuoteReply
40th Post
Bill Hoehn
AFCA Member


Joined: Fri May 13th, 2011
Location: Chesterfield, Missouri USA
Status: 
Offline
David,I have people here who balance ship' s propellers.  That should be easy for them! :clap:

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

Current time is 06:41 pm Page:    1  2  Next Page Last Page    
AFCA Forums > Antique Fan Collectors Association > Pre-1950 (Antique) > Sturtevant #6 Monogram Fan (blower).... It is HUGE!!! Top



Beige Theme By: Di @ UltraBB
UltraBB 1.17 Copyright © 2007-2008 Data 1 Systems
Page processed in 0.4083 seconds (43% database + 57% PHP). 42 queries executed.