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 Posted: Sun Nov 10th, 2019 06:51 am
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Peter Buffo
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Some times I gotta see it myself before I completely understand. Found this big beauty today. Don’t know much, but pretty sure this is what Steve referred to as BMY. :). 
Any info on year made and good to know before I break it advice always welcome!
Cheers,
Peter










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 Posted: Sun Nov 10th, 2019 03:15 pm
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Steven P Dempsey
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Lost track many times I have sent Russ's photo below.

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 Posted: Sun Nov 10th, 2019 03:19 pm
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Steven P Dempsey
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1908(Centrifugal Start) - 1909 -1910 - 1911-12? Think That's right

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 Posted: Sun Nov 10th, 2019 04:59 pm
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George Durbin
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Steven P Dempsey wrote: 1908(Centrifugal Start) - 1909 -1910 - 1911-12? Think That's right

Hi Steve!

It is pretty simple to distinguish between a BMY  and A SMY...
On the back cover or housing if the screw is outside the air vent it is a BMY... If the screw is between the vents it will be an SMY

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 Posted: Sun Nov 10th, 2019 06:05 pm
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Dave McManaman
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Bent flat struts on a 12” BMY should put this into about 1910.  Serial # seems to put it about there too from what ive seen. But using up parts might push it out a little. Pivot height should help.

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 Posted: Sun Nov 10th, 2019 06:56 pm
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Sean Campbell
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I may may be wrong, but the base slope angle looks like that of the third style. With the earlier struts and the third style base, I would date it to early 1911.

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 Posted: Sun Nov 10th, 2019 11:13 pm
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Peter Buffo
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Thank you to Everyone above! 
I’ll just go with 1910/1911 as the “official” date in my house. Given that, it’s my oldest fan and is going to be sitting in the “Oldest Fan I Got” spot for a while. 

I tried to turn a few of the screws, only a couple budged and most look like they haven’t  been turned in a century. I think that’s a good thing. I sprayed a bit of WD40 on them and I’m gonna let it rest for a few days before I mess with it.

Cheers and happy fanning!
Peter



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 Posted: Wed Nov 13th, 2019 06:14 am
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Peter, your BMY is a 1911-12 model with 6 rubber feet.  1908-1910 models have the short or squat base with three rubber feet but the mid height model is for just 1910 with the short bases for 1908-09 according to a GE Supply of Parts document.

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