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 Posted: Fri Sep 14th, 2018 11:10 pm
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I got this today for a price I won't say.Just wondering what you guys paid for yours if you have one or what you seen at fan shows for it. It works but needs to be rewired.  Not much damage that I see Is this more of a movie theater fan or a funeral fan? Is it rare? I think it is but not sure how rare. Thanks for any help.
the white/brownish on the neck of the fan is grease. any Idea how to safely get the grease off?? 

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I see a crack in the rear potmetal housing. I wonder how many cracks are in the entire potmetal housing of your fan.

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There are 3 small hairline cracks that  I found

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Put in "Victor Luminaire fan" in your google search engine, then hit enter, then click on IMAGES.  This will give you a heads up how rare it is.


The fan was designed and patented by a gearhead from Covington, Kentucky by the name of Charles Ryder.  That's right, he designed car parts for Cincinnati Victor.


The fan motor is a low budget shaded start 4 pole with steel blade surrounded by bucket loads of fragile cast iron ornate casting. They were marketed as parlor fans for the home. Theatres in the early 30s had big old 6 pole 16" fan motors bracket mounted or sitting on wall mounted shelves. Keep in mind much of the dead in the 30s were displayed in the home until burial.



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This rear bearing housing is die cast from pot metal. I have witnessed one I had fracture a chunk off the alloy mix in the die cast was so poor. Victor did eventually improve their bearing design eliminating the die cast.

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So Cincinnati Victor made a low budget material fan into a big budget price.  It's called capitalism.  :D

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So you're missing an original switchknob (there are two -- one for the fan, other for the lights) and the original speed coil cover on the opposite side of the knobs. And the potmetal motor cover is cracked.. As what tends to happen with aging potmetal when it's whacked. Luminaire fans' can be a bit wobbly on their three-foot bases. Here's the big question ... Are the potmetal bearings intact or are they free (broken away) from the cast motor casings?

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From what I  can tell the barings are intact I don't  see anything broke or missing around the motor back or front.

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Not a Pot Metal, those fans are made of solid Cast Iron.

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