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 Posted: Thu Oct 11th, 2018 01:26 am
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John Swearman
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Hey everyone! I am new to the antique fan world, and recently had my first project fall into my lap! I was wondering if you guys could help educate me on the fan and potential values a bit. The fan measurrd 16 inches from edge of fan blade to edge of fan blade. I will post pics, but it is a 110 v 60 cycle with the numbers 44327 on the tag. It says The Adams-Bagnall Electric Company. I can provide additionional information as needed. I am also wondering if these fans originally came with a cage. If so a link to a picture of one would be great! Thank you all ahead of time!





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 Posted: Thu Oct 11th, 2018 01:35 am
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Levi Mevis
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Your fan is a Jandus fan, that was a rebadged GE BMY fan, its a 16" Model and it dates to the mid 1910s somewhere around there and has some value to it, but I'm not sure as to how much value that is. Russ Huber would be one to reach out to about this fan. And yes it did come with a cage, the screws on the top of the fan motor housing going around in a triangular pattern are the cage screws. 

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 Posted: Thu Oct 11th, 2018 01:51 am
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Not truly a rebadged GE BMY fan but a motor made for Jandus by GE that probably similar to their BMY motor.  The whole fan is not a BMY, just the motor; the rest is Jandus.   I had one like yours but have sold it.  Have some photos though, below.  The blade on mine was brass plated STEEL as is the case on many Jandus fans but many Jandus have solid brass blades as do the two 12" models I still have.  Mine was No. 44175, very close to yours.  These are nice fans, fairly rare.  I don't know what they are selling for now












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 Posted: Thu Oct 11th, 2018 01:55 am
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Levi Mevis
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OK, I knew GE had something to do with making the fan for Jandus, but I wasn't sure if it was the whole fan or if it was just the motor.

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 Posted: Thu Oct 11th, 2018 08:58 am
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John Swearman
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Thanks for the quick responses guys! So this fan would be considered a jandus then? And placed around 1910-1913? Does anyone have any leads on a cage? Ive seen 12 inch ones, but not 16 inch! I really appreciate the help!

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 Posted: Thu Oct 11th, 2018 09:02 am
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Also, is there a wiring diagram anywhere for these? Id like to try and get it running! The blades spin smooth as silk still! Or do you guys have any advice on rewiring?

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 Posted: Thu Oct 11th, 2018 02:04 pm
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I have your PM. If you want to sell it put it on ebay.  It is not a you can quit your job after sale fan.  You need a guard and struts, and if your switch is missing that is not a plus. Good luck.




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 Posted: Thu Oct 11th, 2018 02:18 pm
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John Swearman
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Thanks for the response! I have a switch in the bottom and an extra switch that came with it. What are the chances of finding a gaurd and struts?

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