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 Posted: Wed Jan 15th, 2020 04:25 am
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Renee Kayon
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Hello fan enthusiasts. This place is fantastic. :)I have a Robbins & Myers List #3754 can anyone help me out with the year?

I need to know what lubricant or grease to use (if any) on the switch or on the stator / rotor... they look like they might need something but I hesitate to do anything without consulting a pro so... here I am asking the pros how to proceed.

Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.

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Renée

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Steven P Dempsey
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Post a few more complete photos, R&M made a lot of different fans!! Is it 12" diameter? (blade)

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Greetings Steven and thank you for replying to my post :) 
The fan blades are 16"

Attached are more photographs.

Would you happen to know if a replacement switch base (which is made from some sort of composite material) is available anywhere? It is falling apart and needs replacement.... I posted photos of that as well... I plan to dismantle it and make a template from it - either build something out of wood or plastic - to replace it... unless it is available somewhere....

Thank you in advance for any help you can provide :) 

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Renée

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 i obtained period-correct wiring and have rewired the fan and added a period-look plug and new rubber grommets :) i also polished the existing paint.. probably needs a bit of touch up with some black auto paint...

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fan base before disassembly

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this is the damaged switch base, the plastic composite material is breaking down... i am planning to carefully disassemble and try to recreate from a plastic or hardwood piece... but if anyone knows where this part might be obtained... any advice is greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance for any help you can provide :) 

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this is the part i plan to spray with the clear insulating varnish.... i hope this is the right stuff (photo below) I also plant to tin the wires, solder them with a secure connection - and use heat shrink to insulate the wires.... i will also strain-relief the wires with tiny zip-ties

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 this is the base of the fan.  The composite material holding the switch is breaking down badly and needs replacement... any ideas?

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  This is what i plan to spray on the motor / windings to protect.. read that in a lubricant forum here.. hope this is correct.. :) any advice is greatly appreciated!

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I would try the website Antique Fan Parts Ford the switch. It is run by a fellow member, Chad Baker. He has a very large assortment of parts. As for the assembly, it seems you’ve done thorough research. Enjoy the fan. Those R&Ms are good runners. I’d guess 1920s for that one.

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I have repaired broken switches with JB Weld, The original slow setting, the fast setting is just not as good. Align the broken pieces carefully and hold them in place by some method, clamp, string, rubber bands, tape or some other method while the JB Weld cures for a day. If there are any missing chunks, they can be filled with JB Weld on a second phase of the repair. Sand and paint as required.

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Thank you Mark Olson, the JB Weld worked great to repair the switch base. 

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