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 Posted: Mon Aug 13th, 2018 01:30 am
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Steve Stephens
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R&M 12" gearback oscillator, brass blade and cage, all cast iron construction.  Very clean original but does not run when plugged in.  Another of the fans I bought from Bill Voigt's collection.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/113198390908

More photos on ebay listing.














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 Posted: Mon Aug 13th, 2018 03:14 am
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Dave McManaman
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That’s beautifully original fan!

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 Posted: Mon Aug 13th, 2018 12:41 pm
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That is a SUPER nice fan. Does it "hum" when plugged in? The non-running state is going to be a deterrent to potential bidders. I'm curious if it would run if you cut the head wires at the base and put the alligator clips on the two wires. Isolating the problem to the speed coil or the stator would be very helpful to potential bidders.

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 Posted: Mon Aug 13th, 2018 03:21 pm
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There is no hum when plugged in.  I could spend time trying to figure out the problem but haven't the time to deal with numerous fans that don't run.   And I admit that I have never been into a fan to correct problems in the motor or speed control.  I hope it's a simple fix; at least this fan is complete with nothing broken other than the non-running issue.  This one will clean up beautifully and it would have been nice to have it running.   I have several in my collection and they oscillate fast but very smoothly.

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 Posted: Mon Aug 13th, 2018 03:42 pm
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How much do you want for it Steve?

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 Posted: Mon Aug 13th, 2018 05:07 pm
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I had a buy it now of $350 on the ebay auction which went away after it got a bid.   Now that there are bids on the fan I will let it finish up on ebay.

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 Posted: Mon Aug 13th, 2018 05:47 pm
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David Kilnapp
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Understood! Do you have some idea of when this fan was manufactured?

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 Posted: Mon Aug 13th, 2018 06:11 pm
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Running or not, that is truly in beautiful original condition! 

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 Posted: Mon Aug 13th, 2018 06:18 pm
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Great fan! I have its bigger brother, the 1159 16”

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 Posted: Mon Aug 13th, 2018 06:21 pm
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That has aged well. I like the brass on it.

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 Posted: Mon Aug 13th, 2018 07:53 pm
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David Kilnapp wrote:  Do you have some idea of when this fan was manufactured?1912-17 but the fan came out in 1911 with a motor by Westinghouse with centrifugal switch that the R&M motor lacks.  1911 also used the Lollipop cage and a motor tag with Style No. instead of List No. plus several other differences.   Later 1153 had a felt base and were 11530 and the last year had the small solid cage badge of later R&M fans.

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 Posted: Wed Aug 15th, 2018 01:43 am
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My 1153 has the oil cup with a rod in it on top just like the rear oil cup.  Is that the 1912 model?

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 Posted: Wed Aug 15th, 2018 01:45 am
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Gregory Peck
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That is on top of the front bearing.

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 Posted: Wed Aug 15th, 2018 03:49 pm
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Gregory Peck wrote: My 1153 has the oil cup with a rod in it on top just like the rear oil cup.  Is that the 1912 model?
I have one like that also but have never found any reference to tell what year it was made.  1911 had the undermount oil cup in front so I would take a guess that the top mounted front grease cup was probably made for one year or a part of a year and 1912 would seem like a good guess.   There are a few other "weird" details one will occasionally see on these fans.

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 Posted: Wed Aug 15th, 2018 10:31 pm
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What has been the experience of members using 80w lube oil in these top mount oil cups?  Where did designers of this system expected the used lube to go?  It seems like it would work its way onto the hub and fly of the blades.

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 Posted: Wed Aug 15th, 2018 10:56 pm
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I think a grease would have been used in top mount cups like on some gear backs and the 1899 GE pancake.   Both have a thin "dauber" as I call it, a small wire that I think is to force a small amount of grease down into the bearing itself.  Where does the used or old oil or grease go?  Only a wise man can answer that.

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Your link would work by clicking on it if you started the link with "www." and not https://

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 Posted: Thu Aug 16th, 2018 03:37 am
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Thanks John, I tried to edit the URL but the http: keeps going back on the URL.
Let's see if this works; copied from the auction URL without the beginning part.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/113198390908

More messing with the link in the top post got it to working.

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 Posted: Thu Aug 16th, 2018 04:17 am
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The link works now.

Nice looking fan!

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 Posted: Sun Aug 19th, 2018 03:39 pm
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This R&M gear back oscillator auction ends this evening just before 6 pm pacific time.  Even for parts the price is still reasonable but it's such a nice fan that it deserves to be gotten running.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/113198390908

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 Posted: Sun Aug 19th, 2018 08:10 pm
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I wish I had the funds. That price is great for a really nice original. I’d love to get that thing running

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