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 Posted: Mon Jan 13th, 2020 05:26 pm
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Ross W. Porter
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So I found the spring and the metal thing it attach's to today. Does anyone have a carbon cap ? That's the only part i'm missing for this fan. I suppose I could just duct tape the spring in and then see if this thing runs?

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 Posted: Mon Jan 13th, 2020 05:50 pm
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Ross W. Porter wrote: So I found the spring and the metal thing it attach's to today. Does anyone have a carbon cap ? That's the only part i'm missing for this fan. I suppose I could just duct tape the spring in and then see if this thing runs?
I don't think the cap is carbon, the brush would be carbon, the cap may be metal. Regardlless, that is a Direct Current fan, you will need something to convert household AC current to DC before plugging it in. Post a pic of what you found.

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 Posted: Mon Jan 13th, 2020 06:06 pm
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John Smalley
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post pics

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 Posted: Mon Jan 13th, 2020 06:15 pm
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you seemed heck-bent on getting it to run.. it is risky and a waste of your time if you were going to sell it. The few people that are going to pay high dollar for this fan already know exactly what they're getting into and it is small potatoes to them ..they would actually rather mess with it then have you mess with it... The value of it running versus the value of it not running are the same from this perspective.. take 10 very nice pictures, at 36° completing a full circle, then one from the top and one from the bottom, wait till income tax time after everyone has gotten their checks then stick it on eBay, make sure to check ebays international shipping program. and take your money and buy tesla stock, then in 10 years buy yourself a shiny red Tesla roadster ...enjoy

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 Posted: Mon Jan 13th, 2020 06:52 pm
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Sean Campbell
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Ross, I’ve sent you a few PMs on this fan. Just making sure you got them.

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 Posted: Mon Jan 13th, 2020 07:53 pm
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David A Cherry wrote: you seemed heck-bent on getting it to run.. it is risky and a waste of your time if you were going to sell it. The few people that are going to pay high dollar for this fan already know exactly what they're getting into and it is small potatoes to them ..they would actually rather mess with it then have you mess with it... The value of it running versus the value of it not running are the same from this perspective.. take 10 very nice pictures, at 36° completing a full circle, then one from the top and one from the bottom, wait till income tax time after everyone has gotten their checks then stick it on eBay, make sure to check ebays international shipping program. and take your money and buy tesla stock, then in 10 years buy yourself a shiny red Tesla roadster ...enjoy


 


10-12 years ago someone turned up a Dayton spin start in your neck of the woods and took it to fan fair. They did very well with it there. Times have changed, but I don't like the idea of that floating around the postal system.

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 Posted: Mon Jan 13th, 2020 09:10 pm
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properly packed you can drop a dozen eggs from an airplane without a parachute.. but I do understand your point






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 Posted: Mon Jan 13th, 2020 09:45 pm
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Ross W. Porter wrote: If anyone is in the Atlanta, GA or Pittsburgh, PA area (im moving back and forth between the two right now)  and wants to help me get this thing running PM me.   I will make it worth your while for the help.   
If you happen to get near eastern PA give me a shout. I’d be glad to help you to get it running if it’s possible.  

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 Posted: Sat Jan 18th, 2020 01:13 am
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The more time I spend with this fan the more I like it. I cant believe how well the paint job held up. It almost... glistens. What kind of paint was used on these things?

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 Posted: Sat Jan 18th, 2020 01:16 am
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It is japanne paint. From what I’ve gathered it had an asphalt base and is baked on. It was used on lots of early fans.

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 Posted: Sat Jan 18th, 2020 07:32 pm
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Ross W. Porter
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I feel like this fan should be put up in the gallery. How do I go about doing that?

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 Posted: Sun Jan 19th, 2020 05:58 pm
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Annie Hill
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Hi Ross..welcome to our forum..looks like you have a nice fan find here and some of our members are being very helpful with your inquiries ... our community is awesome!

posting fans to our gallery is something that is reserved for our members only... if you are interested in becoming a member, there is a link on our home page that can help you achieve this ....

I hope this helps answer this particular question....

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 Posted: Sun Jan 19th, 2020 07:34 pm
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Ross. If that fan has peaked your interest so much maybe it's time to get off the sidelines and "join the club."

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 Posted: Sun Jan 19th, 2020 08:25 pm
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Ross, I found a rare fan a few years ago and sold it for quite a bit of money. Since then fans have become my obsession and the fan I sold haunts my sleep.  Don’t get in a hurry to sell it.  It will not decrease in value if you enjoy it for a year or five years.  Take your time either way and go with your heart not your billfold.   Best of luck with your most incredible find.  

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 Posted: Mon Jan 20th, 2020 04:00 am
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Steve Butler wrote: Ross, I found a rare fan a few years ago and sold it for quite a bit of money. Since then fans have become my obsession and the fan I sold haunts my sleep.  Don’t get in a hurry to sell it.  It will not decrease in value if you enjoy it for a year or five years.  Take your time either way and go with your heart not your billfold.   Best of luck with your most incredible find.  
Yes Ross, and Steve found this one, and I am still waiting to see it with a blade, guard, and struts.  :wondering:

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 Posted: Mon Jan 20th, 2020 07:47 am
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Steve finds alll the good stuff!

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 Posted: Tue Feb 25th, 2020 01:11 am
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What happened to this? :wondering: Just curious....

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 Posted: Tue Feb 25th, 2020 03:04 am
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Ross: If you can measure the carbon brush and a photo of the good one That would be good I also have springs. - I probably have one that fits. NO charge and I pay postage.

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