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 Posted: Tue Nov 14th, 2017 07:00 pm
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Joshua Fitzgerald
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While I'm literally waiting on the paint to dry on my Diehl, I'd thought I'd post a few pics of my next project. It's a Sears and Roebuck Homart window fan I rescued a few years back from a home that was being demolished. I do have the mounting brackets with this fan. I know very little about this fan but I'm sure I'll learn more once I get started on it. Without further delay  









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 Posted: Tue Nov 14th, 2017 09:21 pm
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David Allen
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Very nice direct-drive Homart!

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That is an interesting fan, with those blades being held on with 2 screws. Looks to be a solid air mover. 

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 Posted: Wed Nov 15th, 2017 01:35 pm
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Where do you oil it and how do you get the hub off the shaft?:?

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YOU OIL THESE RIGHT THROUGH THE CENTER OF THE HUB THERE IS A HOLE THERE MIGHT BE A CAP AND I DONT THINK THE HUB REMOVES FROM THE MOTOR

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Isn't that made by R&M, they are the only ones I remember making that funky rotor/blade hub assembly. You remove the center cap, take off the lock nut, & blade/rotor comes off, all one piece.

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Isn't that made by R&M, they are the only ones I remember making that funky rotor/blade hub assembly. You remove the center cap, take off the lock nut, & blade/rotor comes off, all one piece.[size=
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[size=Maybe this will help a little. I'm sorry for not having better pictures at this time as I just simply snapped a few photos before putting into a better bag for storage until I get started on it. Not shown in the pictures(very well) is the toggle switch on the motor just to the right of the Homart badge. Here is another picture of the partial motor tag. Better pictures will soon be available. Any idea of the approx. date of this fan?

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I see something about Garrett, Indiana which is where my grandmother's family is from. so I don't think its R & M, but not familiar with the electric motor manufacturers from around Garrett, Indiana.

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Tom Zapf wrote: YOU OIL THESE RIGHT THROUGH THE CENTER OF THE HUB THERE IS A HOLE THERE MIGHT BE A CAP AND I DONT THINK THE HUB REMOVES FROM THE MOTORThe hub and rotor are a single integral part, and are removable by removing the cap in the center and then removing the snap ring on the exposed shaft.


It went together, so it has to come apart.

I just picked a non-reversible version of this one from the dump. Needs a new cord switch, but it runs well. They were great fans.

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Keith Cordt
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isn't this one made by Lonergan? I have always thought these were neat!

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Austin Ko
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I have one of these somewhere. The frames were made by the Alcoa company.

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Juan Varleta
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Pretty sure Mr. Cordt is korrect...




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 Posted: Sun Nov 19th, 2017 02:32 am
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Juan Varleta
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And it appears this one uses the screws and lock washers for blade attachment as well...

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Levi Mevis
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So then why would the motor tag on the OP's unit say something about Garrett, Indiana on it then? Did they source the motors for these fans from some company in Garrett, Indiana?

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