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 Posted: Sat Oct 20th, 2018 04:05 am
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This is/was a restoration project but pieces are missing and I can't find model info anywhere...it's worth bringing back but need help on an ID first...any thoughts?

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 Posted: Sat Oct 20th, 2018 04:07 am
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this is the side...something should be in the small hole to keep the housing secured to the chrome frame/legs....wondering what that missing piece looks like....

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 Posted: Sat Oct 20th, 2018 04:09 am
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another shot of the side mount

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 Posted: Sat Oct 20th, 2018 05:21 am
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Ok...finally...the De Luxe on the front tag should have been a give-away but I thought it was a generic term...Deluxe. Now I'm guessing it's a Mobilaire (sp?) of sorts and it is missing the rest of it's stand. Question is, as I try to rebuild it...is just what exactly goes into the screw hole below the pivot point on this rascal? Maybe a screw with a bushing? Ideas welcome...oye!

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 Posted: Sat Oct 20th, 2018 06:03 pm
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That should be a Riviera. I have a couple of the smallest (8") versions of that- great fans. Very similar to the MobilAire, but without the stand.

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 Posted: Sat Oct 20th, 2018 10:54 pm
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Ok...do yours have a similar mounting arrangement where the body meets the stand...sort of a round tab that fits into a cup sort of thing on the stand...and has a small hole for the bits that are missing on mine, they must be some sort of bolt w/a bushing to keep the 2 pieces together...like in the photos?

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For comparison, can you provide a badge/tag photo such as this?



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 Posted: Sun Oct 21st, 2018 06:27 am
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Here ya go...from what I have seen I can only guess that it is part of a Mobilaire, what is missing is the "dolly" stand. I have not seen any model info anywhere and it does not look like any Riviera on google images or ebay for what that's worth. I've got enough parts to rebuild it...minus the dolly stand...but I'm missing the part that secures the round body to the chrome legs...I can make something work, but it would never be right...oye!


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 Posted: Sun Oct 21st, 2018 03:22 pm
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Mine is identical in how the base mounts. That's all there is- it's just a little floor/table fan. It never had a stand. 

I think you're thinking of the clamp and screw that put tension on the shaft so it doesn't roll over when you turn it on. I have to go check it out and get you a good picture- I gave one of the fans to my in-laws for the summer and the other is in my shop at work. Either way, you have a Riviera with the wire guard instead of the finned plastic one that most had (both were options) and despite missing a little hardware, is pretty  complete. Looks like the hexagonal motor hiding behind the blade, making it about mid-50s or so.

This is your fan with the other guard (from elsewhere here on the forum): 

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Thanks Greg, I was not able to find a Riviera anywhere on the interwebs with this grill but I'll defer to your expertise...and what you describe as the clamp and screw sounds right. I'm wondering if one can be fabricated easily or maybe it's a matter of finding a parts fan...right now it needs the switch rewired to a decent power cord and some trimming of the head-wire to find intact insulation, then some oil and good luck I guess. If you or anybody else out there could get me a pic of the parts I need, or a drawing or a solid description of the screw and clamp that would sure be awesome. Thank You Sir!

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YOU HAVE A LATER 50S DELUXE TILTABLE MOBILAIRE. THE STAND IS MISSING. THERE WERE ALSO RIVIERAS WITH THAT GRILLE, BUT MANY MORE HAVE THE JET THRUST GRILLE..... THE STAND WILL BE HARD TO FIND, GOOD LUCK! 

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 Posted: Tue Oct 23rd, 2018 06:06 am
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Thanks for the ID Tom...I think you're right but Mobilaire or Riviera, this fan is a pain in the butt...I'm slowly putting it back together, testing my re-wire job and the motor tonight and I'm amazed at the amp draw on high speed, 3.7 amps, 277 watts, it builds up serious heat in about 5 minutes and the power-off glide to stop takes all of 3 seconds. I've heard of fans getting gummed up and am wondering how to remedy that, assuming that's all it is. Thanks to everyone for their help and all comments welcome, John

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