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 Posted: Wed Jul 10th, 2019 01:28 am
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Russ Huber
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I have a GE Form R5 Type AO Style 75423 with a brass guard, steel struts, and steel 6 wing blade with what appears to be brass plated wings. The fan is rough but solid and complete.

Are the many steel brass plated 6 wing examples?

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 Posted: Wed Jul 10th, 2019 01:39 am
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Hey Russ,
Not the same fan, but close. I have a 16" six wing AOU in the bedroom window with brass plated steel blades. The fan is factory black. The blades were shiny brass, but it pulls in humid Houston air in the spring & fall. One day I noticed the leading edge of the blades were starting to rust. Hmm, didn't think brass would rust :X. You guessed it, brass plated steel.
Good thing is Tom Hammond fixed me up with a solid brass.

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 Posted: Wed Jul 10th, 2019 02:11 am
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Stan Adams wrote: Hey Russ,
Not the same fan, but close. I have a 16" six wing AOU in the bedroom window with brass plated steel blades. The fan is factory black. The blades were shiny brass, but it pulls in humid Houston air in the spring & fall. One day I noticed the leading edge of the blades were starting to rust. Hmm, didn't think brass would rust :X. You guessed it, brass plated steel.
Good thing is Tom Hammond fixed me up with a solid brass.

Hey Stan, the fan and its components are the real deal. I strobed her blade at roughly 1100 RPM on high. She is a 6 pole for sure. It takes some experience when you have an eye sore in front of you yet with a few tests the old girl shows her true colors. This is one solid eyesore with great restore potential.  :clap: :D

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 Posted: Wed Jul 10th, 2019 02:34 am
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Love the steel-blade GEs! I don’t know what it is, but to me there’s just something great about them. I’d love to have a nice steel-blade AOU to complement my brass-blade one.

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 Posted: Sat Jul 13th, 2019 02:58 am
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Russ Huber
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Stan Adams wrote: Hey Russ,
Tom Hammond fixed me up with a solid brass.

Stan, how do I get ahold of Tom Hammond?

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 Posted: Sun Jul 14th, 2019 03:24 am
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For Steve Rockwell per request.









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Gotcha.   Thanks... Still puzzling that slow speed.....

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 Posted: Sun Jul 14th, 2019 03:50 am
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If memory serves me right isn't the blade hub on that brass even though the blades are steel? That would mean you would have a real nice 6 wing bras blade fan when done.

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Steve Rockwell wrote: Still puzzling that slow speed.....
3 wire head cord with basket weave winding stator typical of a true 6 wing residence fan motor. GE just cheated on the brass blade.  :D

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 Posted: Sun Jul 14th, 2019 03:53 am
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Don Tener wrote: If memory serves me right isn't the blade hub on that brass even though the blades are steel? That would mean you would have a real nice 6 wing bras blade fan when done.

The blade spider is magnetic.

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Russ Huber wrote: Don Tener wrote: If memory serves me right isn't the blade hub on that brass even though the blades are steel? That would mean you would have a real nice 6 wing bras blade fan when done.

The blade spider is magnetic.
:cry: :cry: :cry:

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 Posted: Sun Jul 14th, 2019 04:11 am
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Steve Rockwell wrote: Still puzzling that slow speed.....
Just strobed the blade speed again off of the oscillation mode. The new oil has had a chance to work through the bearings and loosen old varnish since my last strobe.


High- 1230 RPM


Medium- 850 RPM


Low- 680 RPM

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 Posted: Sun Jul 14th, 2019 06:27 am
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Very nice! That fan has great potential. As I said above, I think the steel blades are pretty neat. You don’t see a steel-blader in a 6-wing too much. If you do change them to brass, definitely hang on it the original steel set.

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