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 Posted: Sun Jun 9th, 2019 11:33 pm
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Levi Mevis
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Hello everyone (George Specifically) I had made a connection with a member on here that lives nearby me and he was downsizing his fan collection a little bit because he was moving and so he gave me 4 fans 2 of them intact and 2 of them disassembled but complete for the most part and one of the fans I got was an Emerson Seagull and that was one of the fans that was disassembled but mostly complete (the only thing missing are the two vertical slats for the grille, of which  all the mounting hardware for them are there but the slats themselves were not, but all of the major components to make the fan run were there though).
I had reassembled the fan lubed up the motor as it was as dry as a desert at high noon, and re-balanced the blades (they were bent every which direction which caused heavy vibration in the fan which resulted in it "walking") and replaced the original cloth cord which was in bad shape, and the fan works perfectly now, it runs nice and quiet and vibration free (it doesn't "walk" anymore) and it has an incredibly long spindown time of about 45 seconds or so.

picture of the unit in question posted below.




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 Posted: Sun Jun 9th, 2019 11:42 pm
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Dave McManaman
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Nice. Very Art Deco. I picked one up last year and, despite hearing about quality issues (including talk of cardboard bearings), was still pleased with the components when I stripped it down. Oddly, this is a fan many of my non-collecting friends gravitate to when they see my fans.  Wonder if someone here makes decals. 

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 Posted: Sun Jun 9th, 2019 11:49 pm
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Levi Mevis
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Thanks, I'm not sure how the vertical bars are supposed to attach as most of these Emerson Seagulls I see on the Internet seem to show the vertical bars being fed through the holes on the top and bottom horizontal slats and then friction fitting together into a single hole under the seagull ornament on the top of the fan.

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 Posted: Mon Jun 10th, 2019 12:11 am
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Levi:  The curved vertical pieces hook in under the seagull on top and slide through the holes on the two horizontal fins - one coming down each side as you've no doubt seen.  Not anything really holding them in except the tension and then the gull on top to keep them from popping loose.  Here are some pics of the parts in disassembly.









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 Posted: Mon Jun 10th, 2019 12:16 am
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May be overkill but here's another photo from the underside of where the two pieces hook in under the seagull.  Are you also missing the nose cone on the front of the blade set?  See the attached picture of what I'm talking about.



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 Posted: Mon Jun 10th, 2019 12:19 am
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Levi Mevis
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Yes, I'm also missing the nose cone. 

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