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 Posted: Thu Jan 30th, 2020 05:04 am
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Dave McManaman
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I'm replacing the headwire and power cord on a 1922 GE AUU.  I've seen several threads where it appears a medium green overbraid was common to GEs in the twenties, albeit typically faded to tan over the years.  Steve Stephens has posted several examples but I've yet to see anyone source anything close to it in a solid color.  Several that are green mixed with yellows and other colors.  Has anyone found a source for an overbraid wire approximating a medium green?

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Lane Shirey
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Check with Tony Clayton, he makes authentic wiring.  

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 Posted: Thu Jan 30th, 2020 06:13 pm
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Richard Daugird
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I'll second that recommendation.

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 Posted: Thu Jan 30th, 2020 11:40 pm
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Lane Shirey wrote: Check with Tony Clayton, he makes authentic wiring.  Tony is the only source I know of for authentic fan wiring.

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Dave McManaman
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Thanks all. 

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Hi, Dave.

Check out Russ's posts (11&12)
in the below thread.

http://www.afcaforum.com/forum1/26048.html

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Jim Kovar
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:thumbup  http://www.afcaforum.com/search.php?s=1&q=Marvey

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Dave McManaman
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Jim Kovar wrote: Hi, Dave.

Check out Russ's posts (11&12)
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http://www.afcaforum.com/forum1/26048.html
Thanks Jim. I hadn’t thought of that. 

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Tony Clayton
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Dave here's some Vintage Hunter Green I picked up. Not sure if it is what your looking for.

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 Posted: Sun Feb 2nd, 2020 01:48 am
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Tony Clayton
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If there's a GE owners willing to share a sample of the color. I would try to match it.Here are some colors I have dyed.
Brown and Dark Green


Red Green Yellow /Westinghouse Poweraire


Brown Black


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I think Steve S has posted some pictures of original non faded. An overbraid sheathed in what he described as a medium olive green. Per some other forum conventions, there was an attempt several years ago to get a vendor to make it. 

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Tony Clayton
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Photos on a computer screen look different on each make and model. To get the best match would need to come from a non faded sample. Or if you can post a photo of your green wire next to a popular known easy to find product with the same matching color. Like this photo.

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I have this marked as being a GE whiz but don't think GE would use different wiring on their different models.





Same fan.  Same wire faded and a part pulled out from under the base that was not faded.




Here's a minty 1930 GE AOU Form AK in all original condition including plug and cord.   Pretty much the same green which I think GE used for many years.




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Tony Clayton
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Tony Clayton
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Tony Clayton
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Thoughts on this color?


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Tony Clayton
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Another 

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 Posted: Mon Feb 10th, 2020 02:45 am
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Tony Clayton
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Thanks To Gary Heidenfeldt and Greg Graham I have samples in hand that came from the under base that never saw daylight other than to have been serviced. This is the color chosen.

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Tony Clayton
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Prototypes with some originals


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That’s some really fine work on the prototypes!

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Tony Clayton
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Thanks Dave,
I will be making some for a order for Monday.

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Tony Clayton
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Anyone interested in some??????I will be running it tomorrow.


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Tony Clayton
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16AWG Twisted Overbraid
 

16AWG Parallel

 

Last edited on Mon Feb 17th, 2020 11:26 pm by Tony Clayton

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Dave McManaman
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Beautiful work. Can’t wait to see it in person and get my fan wired up!

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I too can't wait to see this in person.  Tony is great to work with on wiring.
Greg

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We're a lucky group of people to have custom made wire available to satisfy our very specific or even downright quirky restoration project needs. Thanks For taking the time to help your fellow fan geeks out in this way Tony!

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