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 Posted: Tue Oct 10th, 2017 02:39 am
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Richard Daugird
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Got a little brass blade desk fan at Stan's Saturday. What year would this fan be made?

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 Posted: Tue Oct 10th, 2017 02:44 am
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Richard Daugird
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Don't know why my pictures always come in sideways

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 Posted: Tue Oct 10th, 2017 03:51 am
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Richard Daugird wrote: Don't know why my pictures always come in sidewaysForum software does that but, if you crop your photo, even a tiny bit, it should stand up.
Need more photo of your fan to see more details from back, side, data plate, etc and what size the fan is.  Brass blade would be no later than 1929.  

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 Posted: Tue Oct 10th, 2017 03:57 am
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I hope I don't upset anyone, but that blade as nice as it looks appears to be undersized for that guard...or vice a versa. :D

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 Posted: Tue Oct 10th, 2017 04:23 am
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Russ Huber wrote: I hope I don't upset anyone, but that blade as nice as it looks appears to be undersized for that guard...or vice a versa. :DThat's what I was thinking.

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 Posted: Tue Oct 10th, 2017 04:28 am
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 Posted: Tue Oct 10th, 2017 04:29 am
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Richard Daugird
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Steve Stephens wrote: Richard Daugird wrote: Don't know why my pictures always come in sidewaysForum software does that but, if you crop your photo, even a tiny bit, it should stand up.
That worked.



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 Posted: Tue Oct 10th, 2017 04:33 am
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 Posted: Tue Oct 10th, 2017 10:17 am
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Offhand, that looks like a GE Whiz with the wrong guard.

Here's a forum post on a GE Whiz with that same Cat. no. 

Repair and/or Value of GE Whiz



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I owned the fan in question for 17 years, I bought it at Fan Fair 2000 in Houston. Yes it has the wrong cage & did when I bought it which is why I sold it at half the going rate.

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 Posted: Tue Oct 10th, 2017 02:08 pm
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Richard Daugird
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Thanks guys. I need to get the correct size screw for the oscillator mechanism. I'll try to find the proper cage.

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Richard,   I was going to caution you concerning the "Whiz" cage listed in the BST section, but after looking at Galleries and a cursory search for prior "Whiz" postings, I'm more confused than when I started. I've never had one in front of me to study, and confess ignorance about them. The base on your fan seemed to me extraordinarily tall for that blade, but other fans have carried those sort of proportions so I continued. The 1923 GE parts catalog does not depict an oscillating "Whiz",



 and the 1923 Dealer's catalog shows two discreet 9" models:




 viewing the artwork-- that variably unreliable guide to actuality-- neither base is what you have. But, by 1925, the picture represents what you have (and circa 1925 is my bet for its age), and there is no specific use of the "Whiz" name.




 1926, more of the same, 




1927 as well,




 always the profile image showing a badge which could be like the "Whiz" or like the 6" fan... and right on through 1929, when they offered the 10" fan. In 1930 there is only the ten-inch, no catalogued nine-inch, and coincidentally that's where my information ends as well.


   So, what do we have?




 There's a tricky little oscillator, mentioned in http://www.afcaforum.com/view_topic.php?id=29282 but that may pre-date 1923 even... I just don't know, though the 1920 Canadian General Electric catalog mentioned the "Whiz" 's popularity and the addition of an oscillating option... NM Whitney astutely provided link to a unit with a serial number fairly close in sequence https://www.afcaforum.com/forum1/45565.html


so maybe someone could pipe in to clarify and expand the "GE Whiz" story...

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 Posted: Tue Oct 10th, 2017 04:03 pm
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Richard Daugird
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That last one sure looks like what I have...

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This is not the first time I've failed to look at the GE Survey. It slips my memory at times...



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 Posted: Thu Oct 12th, 2017 10:01 pm
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So it seems the blades may actually be original but the cage NOT being original is what's making the fan look wonky and is throwing things off.

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Richard Daugird
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I didn't consider the blades. I figure I'll just get a cage that "fits" and use the ol' girl. Not trying to do a perfect resto.
Co-incidentally, I was just looking at the AOU thread reading your postings.

Last edited on Thu Oct 12th, 2017 10:08 pm by Richard Daugird

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I didn't say you had to do a perfect restoration, I was mainly commenting on the part of the others who were saying that this was more than likely a 9" fan, which I was just saying that the blades look original to the fan and that they match the proportions of a 9" fan's blades meaning that the blades are more than likely original to the fan but at some point in time the original cage broke I'm guessing and someone just used a random cage from another fan they had laying around and stuck it on the fan (which the cage appears to of came off of a 12" fan.)

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 Posted: Thu Oct 12th, 2017 10:14 pm
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Richard Daugird
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Understood and thanks for the info. As a "newbie", I am always impressed by the knowledge here on this forum. Thanks again.

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No problem, I myself and sort of a newbie to fans as well, and because of my Autism, I have a photographic  memory and am able to memorize pretty quickly random facts and figures, including a lot of the information I learned about vintage and antique fans that I've read in this forum, I've only been collecting/fixing up fans for 10 years with my first fan being an old Eskimo 12" 3 speed oscillating table fan from the 1940s that I bought about 10 years ago and had running in my bedroom at my parents house up until I sold it about 7 years ago when I then replaced it with a 1960s vintage GE 9" single speed oscillator table fan which I had up until about 3 years ago when the motor died on it and couldn't be saved anymore, which then I replaced it with a 16" Westinghouse PowerAire that was in near Mint condition but the headwire needed to be replaced which I replaced it and oiled the bearings and the fan has run fine since, and of course I've acquired more fans since then.

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