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 Posted: Wed Jul 11th, 2018 02:19 pm
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Howard Riley
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Did Emerson use the same stator and housing for 12" desk fans from 1915 - 1960's?

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 Posted: Wed Jul 11th, 2018 03:44 pm
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 Posted: Wed Jul 11th, 2018 06:39 pm
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Alec, that was quick and short; thank you. When did they start, and quit, using the housing that is on my 79646AU? I purchased it in 1953. Thanks again. H. B. Riley

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 Posted: Wed Jul 11th, 2018 07:33 pm
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I'm sure I'm not the only one interested in the story of the fan you've owned for 65 years!

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Richard, thank you for your message. The history of my fan is short and, I’m afraid, not too interesting. I bought it in July , 1953, in Terre Haute, Ind. and used it in a little town in Illinois named Newton for the rest of the season and then for a couple of months in ’54. I then bought an air conditioner and retired Emerson. Since then it has been used occasionally, and five years ago when I moved to Texas it went with me.
A few days ago I decided to use it and the electric cord—from the switch to the motor—absolutely disintegrated! I mean that it fell apart all the way into the motor housing; I couldn’t reach the stator leads. I didn’t know anything about it but I could see that it had to come apart.
Richard, I had a heck of a time getting the stator out. After doing everything wrong two or three times, I got it back together and it runs—as always—like new. (I think that I’m now an authority on this model . . . yeh.) I used fabric-covered wire, and with its original paint it looks like 1953 (almost). All this is what prompted my question.

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 Posted: Wed Jul 11th, 2018 08:51 pm
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Richard Daugird
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What part of Texas are you in, and could you show us some pictures of the fan?

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 Posted: Wed Jul 11th, 2018 09:12 pm
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Richard, I'm in the northeastern part, Greenville. Will try pictures tomorrow.

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 Posted: Wed Jul 11th, 2018 09:30 pm
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Richard Daugird
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Welcome to Texas, fans come in handy here in the summer. All year round, down here on the coast!

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Howard Riley wrote: Did Emerson use the same stator and housing for 12" desk fans from 1915 - 1960's?
Emerson was always making changes, a few at a time and every few years roughly.  From the first Emerson 'special' fan of 1901 through the teens there were many changes but quite a few similarities.  And on into the 30s when the newer motor housings and other parts began to appear such as the large overlapping blades and bullet back motors.  As time got closer to your fan Emerson began to use more cast aluminum for motor and housing parts but the basic design of the fan and gearbox remained pretty similar to those models 20 or 30 years older.   

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Steve, Thanks for the information. H. R.

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 Posted: Fri Jul 13th, 2018 07:48 pm
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Richard, here are the pictures of the fan that you wanted.





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 Posted: Fri Jul 13th, 2018 07:54 pm
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Richard Daugird
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You took good care of it!

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Richard, sorry I'm so late with the pictures.  Here are some pictures of a Seabreeze that my great uncle purchased in 1930.  Several years ago, the switch gave out and I replaced it with a toggle, which works alright, but it is not authentic; I'd like to find one.
It has been repainted and new cords put on and it purrs softly like it always did.  If the next owners keep it oiled, it may run another 90 years. :D
H.R.






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 Posted: Fri Jul 13th, 2018 08:39 pm
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Richard Daugird
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That's great that it has been in your family for 85 years. Sadly, we live in a throw-away world nowadays...

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Richard Daugird
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Your great-great uncle didn't leave an old 1890s Emerson tripod in a closet somewhere did he?

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Richard,

Sorry, this is it. If you know of a switch, let me know, please. H. R.

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