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 Posted: Tue May 8th, 2018 04:18 pm
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Larry Brand
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I have the Westinghouse Vane, but interested in feather Vane

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 Posted: Tue May 8th, 2018 08:37 pm
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Good thing your a banker Larry, cause your gonna need some serious cash to purchase a Feather Vane. Good luck

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 Posted: Wed May 9th, 2018 02:34 am
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There's this nice one for sale.   A bit pricy, but its been for sale for a long time.   I think Meeker would negotiate and give terms...... You could sell off fans you've had for a long time or ones that are easy to replace to help finance.   I've overpaid many times and don't really regret it. 
https://www.patented-antiques.com/Backpages/motors.htm

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 Posted: Mon Jun 11th, 2018 09:18 pm
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Larry Brand
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bought a real nice 12"

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 Posted: Mon Jun 11th, 2018 09:25 pm
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Post up some pictures on pre-1950, or better yet a video!

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 Posted: Mon Jun 11th, 2018 09:50 pm
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Larry Brand
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here it is , it's all original , feather also  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k70nD8lkvuc

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 Posted: Mon Jun 11th, 2018 10:31 pm
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Awesome.

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 Posted: Mon Jun 11th, 2018 10:34 pm
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Feather Vanes are very interesting and complex in ways but they are noisy and somewhat annoying with all the motion and clickiticlack.  Have you considered an R&M lollipop?  
My feathervane.











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 Posted: Mon Jun 11th, 2018 10:38 pm
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Thanks for the detail pictures, I am wondering how they work...

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 Posted: Mon Jun 11th, 2018 10:53 pm
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There is a shaft that runs through the blade hub to the rear of the motor and a cam and stops.   The feather rotates a half rotation and is stopped by the stops and cam on the rear of the motor which, after rotating more, releases the feather to make another half rotation.   I hope that's clear enough; I think the fan has a better understanding on how it works than I do.
Found some weathervane and lollipop videos:
R&M feathervane fan

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 Posted: Mon Jun 11th, 2018 11:03 pm
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Richard Daugird
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The shaft for the vane must be hollow? And the blade shaft turns inside? 

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 Posted: Mon Jun 11th, 2018 11:11 pm
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This photo may help some.  The blade attaches to the threaded part and the feather clamps to the small diameter part.

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 Posted: Mon Jun 11th, 2018 11:21 pm
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I have both R&M and Westinghouse, man are the loud because of the motors mainly. I tried sleeping under both at separate times, I finally turned them off and went to sleep about 4 am:)

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Steve. I'd be more than willing to take that noisy,annoying,clickityclack fan off your hands.

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 Posted: Wed Jun 13th, 2018 06:32 pm
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Hey , you got to watch James guys, he so benevolent when offering his whole support in taking these old 100 year old fans off your hands😎

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 Posted: Wed Jun 13th, 2018 08:15 pm
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James Henderson wrote: Steve. I'd be more than willing to take that noisy,annoying,clickityclack fan off your hands.Thank you for your offer but I keep my feather vane on the shelf where it does not get a chance to bother my hands and I never look at it.   Some day I would love to have fewer fans and a place for each one where it is ready to run at a moment's notice.   If I could get down to 75 fans that might work but which ones would I sell?

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 Posted: Thu Jun 14th, 2018 01:41 am
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That is one nice Feather Vane, great paint, stripes and original feather....

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 Posted: Thu Jun 14th, 2018 03:58 am
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Carlton Ward wrote: That is one nice Feather Vane, great paint, stripes and original feather....Thanks Carlton.   That feathervane was from the great eyes of Paul Pierson who had a knack to find and acquire some amazing fans in great condition.   I happened along at the right time when I asked if he had any fans he might be thinking of selling.   And he did and I bough five or six.

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