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 Posted: Tue Oct 8th, 2019 03:21 pm
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Zackri Higgins
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Got this for free from a friend of mine. Good ol’ Emerson 29646. It’s complete with a good, unbroken collar. Runs on all speeds too.
I think I’m going to just clean it up and leave it original for now. This will become one of my daily-runners. 

It’s currently pulled apart for cleaning. Will be cleaning and re-greasing the gearbox tomorrow. Should be pretty much good-to-go after that. Even the original headwire seems fine, although I will have to inspect it thoroughly before using the fan.

This is a great companion to my 1922 GE AOU, as I think this is from around the same year.

Also, what was the original felt-color for this fan? The felt on the bottom is trashed, so I want to replace it.

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 Posted: Wed Oct 9th, 2019 04:51 am
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Geoff Dunaway
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 I believe it to be a medium dark forest green felt. Great score.

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 Posted: Wed Oct 9th, 2019 04:53 am
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Zackri Higgins
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Thanks Geoff! I think I may already the right felt then.

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 Posted: Wed Oct 9th, 2019 05:30 am
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Emerson made thousands of them over a decade for a reason. The 29646 was their crowning glory after numerous attempts on a number of patented oscillating mechanisms. Cast blade hubs that fractured. Oscillator wheel patents that failed. Huge desk fan motors that grandma couldn't lift. 

You got Emerson's best. Fact Jack. 

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 Posted: Wed Oct 9th, 2019 05:42 am
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Zackri Higgins
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Russ Huber wrote: Emerson made thousands of them over a decade for a reason. The 29646 was their crowning glory after numerous attempts on a number of patented oscillating mechanisms. Cast blade hubs that fractured. Oscillator wheel patents that failed. Huge desk fan motors that grandma couldn't lift. 

You got Emerson's best. Fact Jack. 

Thanks Russ! This thing is definitely incredibly well-built and designed.

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 Posted: Thu Oct 10th, 2019 08:05 am
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Got it all cleaned-out and re-greased/oiled, and it runs great! The blade balance isn’t perfect, but it’s good enough. 

I also learned why the rubber-end on modern cords is bigger! This fan came with a cord (which I’ll be replacing soon) that probably dates back to the 1970s, and since the contacts come almost to the edge of the rubber, I accidentally touched the contacts when I was plugging it in and got shocked! Didn’t feel good, and my whole arm felt weird for a while after. But I lived. :D

Also, the original paint cleaned up very nicely! Still need to clean a few spots I missed, and then it’ll be good.

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