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 Posted: Mon Sep 9th, 2019 09:22 pm
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Andrew White
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Not mine, but I have an opportunity to buy it. I don't know anything about it, but are there any pole mounted emerson longnose ceiling fans? Is this legitimate? Sorry, only one picture. No blades or irons. 




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 Posted: Mon Sep 9th, 2019 09:45 pm
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Yes!

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 Posted: Mon Sep 9th, 2019 10:18 pm
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Yep, get it! That is a rare bird!

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 Posted: Mon Sep 9th, 2019 11:24 pm
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Picking it up tomorrow morning!

Thanks guys!

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 Posted: Mon Sep 9th, 2019 11:40 pm
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Great for you!!!!

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Out of curiosity, could a normal long nose be converted into one of these if the pole was found or made?

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Where were the switch on these?

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I have never owned an Emmy column fan, but know on the GEs, the motor is the same, but the oil cup is totally different.

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 Posted: Tue Sep 10th, 2019 03:38 pm
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Got it home. Between the motor and that cast iron base there is probably 100+ pounds of fan here. The casting on the bottom was/is cracked. It looks like it tore the tape on one of the windings, but it doesn't look like the insulation was damaged thankfully. 


It doesn't seem like it ever had a switch or even a speed coil for that matter. 


The guy who I got it from said it came from a church/school type place. His dad had gotten it and a handful of others when it closed. Of course, this is the only one he had. The others are long gone. 


To add insult to injury, the blades that belonged to this one got given to goodwill years ago!!!  :cry:
















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 Posted: Tue Sep 10th, 2019 04:59 pm
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Super Cool Andrew, so glad you got it! Those are extremely rare & to find one in the wild is that much sweeter. My church had ceiling fans in every room & had column ceiling fans all through the Sanctuary, When they air conditioned the building in 1950, all of those unsightly old fashioned things were sent to the scrap. I always thought I would find one tucked away some where, but nope, been through every space.

A lot of column fans had the switch on the pole. If you come to the meet, try to bring it along.

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I wonder if it got knocked over and cracked? I bet that happened to a lot of them.

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So when were these column fans made? 20s? 30s? :wondering:

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I’m working on one and this is how the switch was mounted. 

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Derek Warnecke
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Looks like a 1929 model.

AFCA members can search the 1928 Emerson catalog and see one of these. What a find!

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The 1915 Emerson catalog shows the column fan as a special order.

The 45641 was introduced 1/8/19. 

The 45641-39  was introduced 1/9/29. 

"The Special Column Fan" 46643-AB introduced 8/9/22, 3 speeds 215, 150 and 100 RPM 

I use a column mounted switch.

Last edited on Wed Sep 11th, 2019 12:17 am by Bill Hoehn

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 Posted: Wed Sep 11th, 2019 12:53 am
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Wow, what a spectacular find! I would love to find a column fan at a junk store somewhere in my travels. You did very well, indeed. Shame that the blades got donated, but the great thing is that you have the rare part. Blades/irons can be sourced. I saw a complete set recently go on ebay for about $100.
As for the cracked faceplate, I have an extra one that is for a Longnose. I would be willing to sell it if you are still in need. Let me know.

Anyway, congrats again on the great find! Definitely one to be proud of!

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