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 Posted: Sun Nov 11th, 2018 06:29 am
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Dylan Sailors
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After a wiring problem, I finally figued out the wiring and got this old girl running. It is really well made with the cast iron motor. For paint I want to just use evaporust to clean the oarts and preserve the original paint and still havent decided on polishing the blades.

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 Posted: Sun Nov 11th, 2018 06:30 am
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Pretty sweet runner

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 Posted: Sun Nov 11th, 2018 03:17 pm
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David Kilnapp
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That's a very nice fan Dylan, though with the amount of rust on the base, I would seriously consider a repaint. Others on this forum prefer to leave them as found. Even if you don't want to polish the blades, I would still clean up that pretty little Century badge. The wire is not original to that fan. Maybe you would want to replace that? Perhaps someone on the forum would care to date it. I'm thinking late teens or early twenties?

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 Posted: Sun Nov 11th, 2018 04:36 pm
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Mid 20s for those fans.   Here's a wiring diagram inside the base for a Model 154 solid cast iron motor 5-speed.   Note the 9-23 date on the bottom which would have been when Century ordered a big batch of these tags.


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 Posted: Mon Nov 12th, 2018 02:50 am
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I put the wire on to make it functional, im in college right now so I dont have access to my workshop, but I plan to put some cloth wire and maybe paint and polish some of the parts

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 Posted: Mon Nov 12th, 2018 04:44 pm
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This fan uses 3 wires. I remember you had a head wire
That had 5 so that can be confusing. Glad you got her back
Up running. Bet she has a beautiful startup sound.

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