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 Posted: Mon Oct 16th, 2017 02:42 am
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Michael Davis
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Hi. I just picked this up and I'm not sure how to oil this one as I don't see an oil port. Can anyone give me any info? Much appreciated.
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 Posted: Mon Oct 16th, 2017 03:40 pm
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Larry Hancock
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Hi Michael,

There are two oil ports in the front and back of the motor near the top just above the shaft.

Nice fan.

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 Posted: Mon Oct 16th, 2017 11:25 pm
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Zachary Parr
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Cool fan

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 Posted: Tue Oct 17th, 2017 02:57 am
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Michael Davis
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Thanks. I scoured it and didn't see any oil ports. The only visible holes are on either side of the box sitting directly above the motor housing, but that's the electrical box. My search continues.

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 Posted: Tue Oct 17th, 2017 11:30 am
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Lane Shirey
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Please post a closeup of the rear and front of the motor so we can point out the oiler holes. They're about the diameter of a qtip stem. They may be covered in dirt or grease. 

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 Posted: Tue Oct 17th, 2017 09:33 pm
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Tom Zapf
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is there a hole on top of the little "nub" i see sticking out of the middle of the back of the motor cover facing the rear grille? 

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 Posted: Tue Oct 17th, 2017 10:37 pm
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Lane Shirey
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I'm pretty sure Tom's correct. It's there somewhere. 

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 Posted: Wed Oct 18th, 2017 03:32 am
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Jeff Rusnak
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Nice fan Michael,
Congrats nice fan !! Yours looks to be an earlier Whirlaire maybe late 40's early 50's the blade should be either a 16" or 17". Look at the rear of the motor just above the rear bearing,there should be a small oil hole above it,and directly behind the front motor shaft right behind the blade there should be another oil hole.Slowly put drops of oil (10 drops or so) at a time NOT over oiling.Maybe 25 to 30 drops MAX should suffice.Use a good grade oil,if you can use 20 or 30 weight NON detergent oil !! Most guys here like Zoom oil,but I think it's a little too light weight.Anyway these are good fans,put out immense amounts of air and will run almost forever if maintained.Just check your wireing is in good shape.Enjoy the fan !! :cool:

Jeff...

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 Posted: Fri Oct 20th, 2017 02:42 am
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Isn't this the trunnion pedestal version of the MobileAire? And Wasn't the WhirlAire a type of ceiling fan design that Westinghouse did in the early 20th Century?

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 Posted: Fri Oct 20th, 2017 11:22 pm
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Oil port can be found to the right of the arrow.

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