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 Posted: Thu Dec 12th, 2019 09:54 pm
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Tony Clayton
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For sale 1-10' section of Green Tank Headwire flexible two conductor 18AWG 
$40.00 Check, money order or friends and family PP delivered Priority Mail Domestic shipping only.
Foreign countries inquires welcome to determine shipping cost.

Ready to ship wire SOLD. 
More can be made. 






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Tony's green wire is a period replacement for the old Westinghouse tank headwires that go from the switch up the base and out under the trunnion then into the motor.  Although most of those old headwires are soiled with oils and don't have the bright green color, the bright green was what they looked like when new.  The only correct headwire made for Westy tanks and, I think Westy pancakes.

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Tony,
I'll take this 10', please PM me your PP email.  Thanks.  Also, I'll call tomorrow and we can discuss wire.

Jim

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I could some myself Tony, the original is bright green when you see the part inside the base/switch

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That is an excellent match to the original wire. I guess I need to buy another tank to use this wire.

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Steve Stephens wrote: Tony's green wire is a period replacement for the old Westinghouse tank headwires that go from the switch up the base and out under the trunnion then into the motor.  Although most of those old headwires are soiled with oils and don't have the bright green color, the bright green was what they looked like when new.  The only correct headwire made for Westy tanks and, I think Westy pancakes.

Thanks Steve 

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Jim Humphrey wrote: Tony,
I'll take this 10', please PM me your PP email.  Thanks.  Also, I'll call tomorrow and we can discuss wire.

Jim

Done Jim its yours. Looking forward to you call.

Tony

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Steven P Dempsey wrote: I could some myself Tony, the original is bright green when you see the part inside the base/switch
PM Sent Steven. Thanks for the interest.

Tony

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Tom Morel wrote: That is an excellent match to the original wire. I guess I need to buy another tank to use this wire.

Get you some Tom. I will be making orders on Monday. I will fill as many as I can.


Tony

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Wow Tony,That wire is outstanding !! An exact match to the original green that Westinghouse used on the Tanks !! Mike Heff and myself were working on one of my original Tanks to put a new power cord on it and the wire color inside the base looked almost new,a bright green like your wire !! Your work is first rate and no one makes anything close to your wire !! Gotta get me some...:cool:

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Head wire for early R&M, looks purple-ish 3 conductor - have power cords in a similar color.









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The R&M 1153 headwire is the one on the right with the purplish cast in the top photo with an original power cord on the left of the photo. The bottom photo shows an original Emerson 27645 headwire.





Below is a recent sample of EMERSON reproduction headwire made by Tony Clayton.  As you can see it's so close to the old wire that it probably can't be told from old.  Nice job Tony. (Are you sure this isn't some remaining NOS Emerson headwire?)


Tony's home based wire "corporation".   I have no involvement with Tony but want to promote a great product that has never been made until now.



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Steve Stephens wrote: The R&M 1153 headwire is the one on the right with the purplish cast in the top photo with an original power cord on the left of the photo. The bottom photo shows an original Emerson 27645 headwire.



Below is a recent sample of EMERSON reproduction headwire made by Tony Clayton.  As you can see it's so close to the old wire that it probably can't be told from old.  Nice job Tony. (Are you sure this isn't some remaining NOS Emerson headwire?)


Tony's home based wire "corporation".   I have no involvement with Tony but want to promote a great product that has never been made until now.




Thanks for the support and kind words Steve.

Steven this is purely my opinion and nothing more. I believe the particular wire to be non specific to just Emerson.
It is my belief this wire was mass produced and sold to various companies of the era. I have the same wire myself on R&M, Hamilton Beach and Westinghouse. I'm sure it can be found on various other items of the era. This is a wire requested by Rick Powell to go along with his wonderful Freshly Japanned restores. The process is very labor intensive wire to reproduce due to matching the perfect roundness and the large diameter. Original wire when taken apart you will find three conductors inside of a round rubber jacket that has a overbraid applied. To achieve the round profile I actually braid spacers onto the 3 conductors to reach the proper diameter. Then I put a base overbraid on to further round up the spacers and finally a finish overbraid. This certainly is only for the restorer that wants the details to be as close as possible. Think of it as the vein to the heart of your restoration.





  

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Ready to ship wire.  I made up some more today!:bigfan:bigfan:bigfan:bigfan:bigfan:bigfan




SOLD

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PM sent

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p.m. sent 

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I received a length of the green headwire and it's excellent.   Thanks Tony.

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Were the Westy tank power cords the same green or did this just apply to the head wire? I just recently acquired a double lever and want to make it as correct as I can. Thanks

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How about lolipops and vane oscillators? Neither of mine has original headwire.

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Mark Behrend wrote: Were the Westy tank power cords the same green or did this just apply to the head wire? I just recently acquired a double lever and want to make it as correct as I can. ThanksI have seen that bright green headier (in a dirty form mostly) on Westy tanks only but have not really looked at the other "tanks" to see.   I don't know the answer Mark so hopefully someone else might.

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I have 3 tanks, R&M, Westy, Victor - - All have green Head wires

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Richard Daugird wrote: How about lolipops and vane oscillators? Neither of mine has original headwire.
I think they used wifi  :cool:

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Mark Behrend wrote: Were the Westy tank power cords the same green or did this just apply to the head wire? I just recently acquired a double lever and want to make it as correct as I can. Thanks
Mark,

Nothing stopping you from having one if you want it.
That 18AWG with the conductors overbraided and one tracer wire. 

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It's awesome looking wire Tony, might be a little bit before I order from you though.  I have a few other fans to work on first๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

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Mark Behrend wrote: It's awesome looking wire Tony, might be a little bit before I order from you though.  I have a few other fans to work on first๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€
Thanks Mark. No worries.........its just nice to have a option. No longer stuck with cookie cutter choices.

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How do you keep the outer sheath from fraying so badly?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgU6F87LDrM
Also, Lane did a how-to a few months back in The Collector magazine.

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James Henderson wrote: How do you keep the outer sheath from fraying so badly?
You have to whip it like a rope end.

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Whipping I use #2 1:59 into video. I start with a clean cut overbraid leaving your desired length unbraided conductors to attach to you contacts. Then whip as shown past the overbraid concealing any fray. This leaves you with a clean finished off wire. I have heard of various whipping thread used. I like waxed lacing tape myself. If you want to use a common house hold product, dental floss will do.

Waxed Lacing Tape





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Tony Clayton wrote: Steve Stephens wrote: The R&M 1153 headwire is the one on the right with the purplish cast in the top photo with an original power cord on the left of the photo. The bottom photo shows an original Emerson 27645 headwire.







Below is a recent sample of EMERSON reproduction headwire made by Tony Clayton.  As you can see it's so close to the old wire that it probably can't be told from old.  Nice job Tony. (Are you sure this isn't some remaining NOS Emerson headwire?)





Tony's home based wire "corporation".   I have no involvement with Tony but want to promote a great product that has never been made until now.









Thanks for the support and kind words Steve.



Steven this is purely my opinion and nothing more. I believe the particular wire to be non specific to just Emerson.

It is my belief this wire was mass produced and sold to various companies of the era. I have the same wire myself on R&M, Hamilton Beach and Westinghouse. I'm sure it can be found on various other items of the era. This is a wire requested by Rick Powell to go along with his wonderful Freshly Japanned restores. The process is very labor intensive wire to reproduce due to matching the perfect roundness and the large diameter. Original wire when taken apart you will find three conductors inside of a round rubber jacket that has a overbraid applied. To achieve the round profile I actually braid spacers onto the 3 conductors to reach the proper diameter. Then I put a base overbraid on to further round up the spacers and finally a finish overbraid. This certainly is only for the restorer that wants the details to be as close as possible. Think of it as the vein to the heart of your restoration.







Hey Tony.  I think your reproduction wire is quite a work of art. It looks so original that it could make a person take for granted that these fans are not new. 

Have you posted any videos of how you actually make the cable? It would be fascinating to see the process.

Sincerely,
David

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Crack that whip!

Funny you mention David, I have had several people ask if my like-new-condition fans are real or reproductions.

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David Allen wrote: Hey Tony.  I think your reproduction wire is quite a work of art. It looks so original that it could make a person take for granted that these fans are not new. 

Have you posted any videos of how you actually make the cable? It would be fascinating to see the process.

Sincerely,
David


David,

    Thank you for the kind words on my wire work but none of this would have ever happen without the help of my Uncle that was like a second dad to me. Sadly I lost him Thanksgiving weekend and he didn't get to see this green wire that started this whole mad idea 3 years ago. He and a few family member have been the only ones to see this old girl run. Sorry no videos are out there. The loss is a void I will never fill.

Tony

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R.I.P. Albert. He taught you well.

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