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 Posted: Sat Mar 10th, 2018 02:45 pm
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John Fengel
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I noticed the holes for my Western Electric Lollipop feet are threaded. Is there a reason for this? I see the one pictured in the gallery has what appears to be slotted set screws. 

Thought I would inquire.


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John

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 Posted: Sat Mar 10th, 2018 04:31 pm
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Steve Stephens
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The feet on my lollipop are not threaded at the top of the holes and the bottom have new rubber pad feet installed so I can't tell there.   

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 Posted: Sat Mar 10th, 2018 09:58 pm
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Mark Behrend
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I never noticed the threads on mine. I bought a set from Darryl that were a push in grommet. I assume they are correct. I have seen them like your talking about also that always made me wonder

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 Posted: Sun Mar 11th, 2018 12:57 am
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You sent me to some early Western Electric catalogs.The April,1897 issue on page 340 lists Edison's Battery Fan Motor, No. 1. and the Iron Clad Fan Motor, No 2. with pictures and details.

More importantly, on page 341 they list the "Meston Brushless Fan Motor", which according to about three people in the world does not exist!
Quoting once again.

"Fan Motors  for Alternating Current Incandescent Circuits up to 110 Volts
 Meston Brushless Fan Motor.

For 7,200 and 16,000 Alternations per minute.

This Fan is the same general design as the Meston Standard Fan, but has no Commutator or Brushes.  It has a 12 inch Fan and Guard, perfect speed regulator, and is furnished for both high and low frequency currents.
  
Code Word.     List No.
Scrimpy             4111      Nickel-plated and Black Enamel Finish for 16,000 alternations per minute.......$30.00

Skull                  4112      Nickel-plated and Black Enamel Finish for 7,200 alternations per minute..........30.00

In ordering, give List No., Voltage and Frequency.

Back to the subject;
Western Electric Company---Bulletin 5352 of January 1, 1909 lists their oscillating fan motors for direct (110 or 220 volts) or alternating current (100-110, 110-120 and 200-230 volts) in 12 and 16 inch versions.
Nowhere is the term Lollipop mentioned. 
"The side to side motion is produced by unsymmetrical reaction to the air, due to the presence in its path of the brass vane shown in the illustration. 
The vane automatically changes its position at the end of each oscillation and reverses the motion of the fan."

The old timers told me the leveling screws were often necessary for proper functioning of these oscillators. 
The rubber feet were part No. P-4832 and cost 10 cents.

Zero Desk fans (DC) and Tuerk Ceiling Fans are also listed.

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 Posted: Sun Mar 11th, 2018 03:32 am
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John Fengel
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Bill Hoehn wrote: The old timers told me the leveling screws were often necessary for proper functioning of these oscillators. 
The rubber feet were part No. P-4832 and cost 10 cents.


That's what I was thinking too. The one shown in the gallery looks like it has some brass slotted screws installed in the holes. I have a set of feet from Darryl and went ahead and threaded them. Now I need to get some brass set screws. I guess it can't hurt.


Thanks for the reply!


John

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