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 Posted: Wed Dec 6th, 2017 01:58 am
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Jeremy Harmon
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The pointer on the switch is missing.  Anybody have advice on where to get it and how to fix it?

Also, what type of wire/plug would have been originally used?

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Darryl Hudson should have it.

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The type of plug that this fan would of used would of been a Benjamin Light Socket Style Plug like the ones pictured below:


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You might check to see if the bakelite piece that holds the pointer to the shaft is intact and there......

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Jeremy Harmon
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Kim Frank wrote: You might check to see if the bakelite piece that holds the pointer to the shaft is intact and there......
Here are some pics, does it look good?

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 Posted: Fri Jan 5th, 2018 02:41 am
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I got a knob/pointer from Gary Hagan, they look great and I think he's got more.

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Levi Mevis wrote: The type of plug that this fan would of used would of been a Benjamin Light Socket Style Plug like the ones pictured below:



I have recently begun to wonder about this.  Now I have a clue...   :D

Thanks Levi

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Tom Nordin wrote: Levi Mevis wrote: The type of plug that this fan would of used would of been a Benjamin Light Socket Style Plug like the ones pictured below:



I have recently begun to wonder about this.  Now I have a clue...   :D

Thanks Levi

I am not sure but I think that a fan that old would use a Benjamin plug like the one on the left in my pic. I am happy I have 2 of this style for my fans :D




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This Benjamin plug was introduced in 1908.



This type may be more appropriate to your 1904 year although I'm not sure when these would have been made.  Using almost any screw in attachment plug would be the way to go.



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        The 1905 catalog pages...



  Levi, not starting a dispute, and you did use the word "style"... and I know little about these devices and manufacturers, can't say who produced the pictured items..... but would you agree G.E probably didn't feature Bryant (Westinghouse) at that time?

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In '04 I suspect that fan would have shipped without a cord or plug at all, most didn't due to the lack of electrical standards at the time.

Which is also kind of awesome, it means whatever you have can't really be wrong as long as it is period appropriate.

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I believe that's absolutely correct, you make a good point...

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 Posted: Fri Jan 5th, 2018 04:58 pm
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Jeremy Harmon wrote: Kim Frank wrote: You might check to see if the bakelite piece that holds the pointer to the shaft is intact and there......
Here are some pics, does it look good?
Kim Frank?

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