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 Posted: Thu May 24th, 2018 08:36 pm
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David Allen
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Hi folks.  A friend trash picked this for me and boxed it up to send to Alabama.  One prepaid UPS label later, and this is here!



Unfortunately, it has been slightly on the smokey and firey side before....


But, in spite of that, it has a great Vornado blade without any damage. The bearings are good as well.


The speed coil is also good.  Unfortunately, the motor cover is missing.


My plan is to try my hand at rewinding this motor. It's a super simple shaded pole motor. Will order enough wire to mess up and re-do it a few times until I like the way it works. :clap:

So, fellow fan aficionados - any ideas on the age of this or any other info you might have on it?

Thanks! 



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 Posted: Thu May 24th, 2018 11:25 pm
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I'm going to say 2nd Generation, but I'm not an expert on these. Rob Duffy or Zachary Yarnes are the go-to guys for these.

The rear cover would be streamlined and had a Cutler Hammer switch on it.

A shaded pole like that is a good way to get a start at rewinding, especially a single speed with the speed coil. I think you could add turns to the poles and / or use a slightly smaller gauge magnet wire to add resistance and get a lower operating speed. This seems to be the prevailing opinion / theory for speed coils, which I might try my hand at.

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 Posted: Thu May 24th, 2018 11:28 pm
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Duane Burright wrote: I'm going to say 2nd Generation, but I'm not an expert on these. Rob Duffy or Zachary Yarnes are the go-to guys for these.



The rear cover would be streamlined and had a Cutler Hammer switch on it.



A shaded pole like that is a good way to get a start at rewinding, especially a single speed with the speed coil. I think you could add turns to the poles and / or use a slightly smaller gauge magnet wire to add resistance and get a lower operating speed. This seems to be the prevailing opinion / theory for speed coils, which I might try my hand at.

Hi Duane - I ordered the materials to rewind it today. Ordered enough material to do it about 4 times. That way I can make a maximum of 3 fireworks shows and still be successful in the end LOL!

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 Posted: Fri May 25th, 2018 08:52 pm
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David, I believe your Vornado is a post-WWII Vornado made between 1946 and 1949 as the badge on the front that says "Vornado Fan" is an early Vornado Badge from the late 1940s, and that's going by the old DT Vintage Fans Website's Vornado description page. 

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 Posted: Fri May 25th, 2018 11:43 pm
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What a great friend, congrats David!

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 Posted: Sat May 26th, 2018 03:10 am
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David Allen
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Alison Fea wrote: What a great friend, congrats David!
Thank you!  As said, a friend of mine who lives in Florida found it. I just e-mailed him a prepaid UPS label to send it to me.  :D

Levi Mevis wrote:David, I believe your Vornado is a post-WWII Vornado made between 1946 and 1949 as the badge on the front that says "Vornado Fan" is an early Vornado Badge from the late 1940s, and that's going by the old DT Vintage Fans Website's Vornado description page.  


Thanks for the info!  It does seem to be in that range of dates. I've contacted a few people concerning the missing motor cover, and also hope to get the motor rewind materials soon.

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 Posted: Wed May 30th, 2018 03:02 pm
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David Allen
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Update: This fan is getting repaired! http://www.afcaforum.com/forum1/51361.html


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