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 Posted: Mon Aug 12th, 2019 03:45 pm
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David Kilnapp
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Fellow collectors: I recently finished the restoration of a Century 16 inch oscillating S3. It runs perfectly. Unfortunately the speed coil shows no discernible difference between speeds which I have been told is a common feature of the five speed coils. Therefore I am seeking a replacement for this coil - for a coil that actually works at five distinctly separate speeds. Please PM me if you have a coil that might be willing to sell. I would be mighty appreciative. Also, I would like to acquire a Century S3 Skeletal (unrestored) oscillator or non-oscillator if you are interested to sell. I can do a Swap if you prefer as I have a couple of great restored fans including a Westinghouse tank with perfect Japanning from Rick Powell or a GE 16 inch AO with brass blade completely restored. I can provide detailed pictures if you want to chat about a possible trade. 

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 Posted: Mon Aug 12th, 2019 04:57 pm
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James Henderson
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You will probably have to have the existing speed coil rewound to achieve 5 distinct speeds.

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 Posted: Mon Aug 12th, 2019 06:26 pm
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David Kilnapp
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I figured that would be the case and I actually emailed one of the guys who does it who said it would be very difficult. I figure I’ll just buy another Variac (my third one) and get the speeds that way. Probably cheaper than a rewind at any rate

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 Posted: Mon Aug 12th, 2019 10:25 pm
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Richard Daugird
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Way cheaper. Get the model M5, they are real low profile and handle 6 amps. You can mount it in a wall like a dimmer switch. I plan to mount several of them in my house to control wall-mount pancakes with missing switches.

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 Posted: Mon Aug 12th, 2019 10:27 pm
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David Kilnapp
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Good to know Richard. Thanks!

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 Posted: Mon Aug 12th, 2019 10:31 pm
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There are a couple tripple M5s on ebay(common setup for that model) for under $100. That's $33.33 apiece.

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 Posted: Mon Aug 12th, 2019 10:53 pm
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Thanks for the heads up, Richard. I appreciate that!

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 Posted: Mon Aug 12th, 2019 10:55 pm
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Richard Daugird wrote: There are a couple tripple M5s on ebay(common setup for that model) for under $100. That's $33.33 apiece.What are those "triple M5s" you are talking about???

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 Posted: Tue Aug 13th, 2019 05:01 am
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Three M5 Variacs on a single shaft, I assume to be wire up for three phase. You just use them separtely(spelling?). Looks like those I saw for less than a Bill have been sold, but they come up frequently, I have several. This is $135 shipped or make offer, still a good deal. Not mine, If I didn't have a couple dozen Variacs I'd buy it.[url=https://www.ebay.com/itm/GENERAL-RADIO-M5-VARIAC-AUTOTRANSFORMER-STACK-OF-THREE-G7/192865628019?hash=item2ce7afef73:g:DloAAOSwW6Rcvke6]https://www.ebay.com/itm/GENERAL-RADIO-M5-VARIAC-AUTOTRANSFORMER-STACK-OF-THREE-G7/192865628019?hash=item2ce7afef73:g:DloAAOSwW6Rcvke6[/url]

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https://www.ebay.com/itm/GENERAL-RADIO-M5-VARIAC-AUTOTRANSFORMER-STACK-OF-THREE-G7/192865628019?hash=item2ce7afef73:g:DloAAOSwW6Rcvke6

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