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 Posted: Sat Feb 8th, 2020 03:28 pm
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Steven P Dempsey
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Got these 2 today, I fixed the one bent strut on the R&M 3600, it is in very good original shape & will clean up nicely.The Emerson was packed like crap & had all 4 steel struts bent back to contact with the blade, I will try to fix. iy the blade is whacked it's going back - - and I've wanted one of these forever.




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 Posted: Sat Feb 8th, 2020 03:29 pm
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Steven P Dempsey
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Those are heavy duty steel struts!! Ouch!!

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 Posted: Sat Feb 8th, 2020 04:03 pm
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Steven P Dempsey wrote: Those are heavy duty steel struts!! Ouch!!But no match for the fan being dropped with an instantaneous deceleration.   Sorry to see so many damaged fans and other cast iron items.  I'll have to come up with some fans for sale Steven as I have shipped over 100 fans with no damage.   Just haven't yet gotten around to selling fans again.

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 Posted: Sat Feb 8th, 2020 05:15 pm
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Steven P Dempsey
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The blades are all bent up, i fixed the struts - - what other models used these overlapping blades? The little 3600 runs great though!!

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 Posted: Sat Feb 8th, 2020 05:23 pm
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 Blades are aluminum and reshapable & can be rebalanced . I've got an extra one of those around here somewhere if you decide not to fix the other.

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 Posted: Sat Feb 8th, 2020 05:27 pm
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Exactly why I buy locally, at meets, or from AFCA members. Too much history destroyed from poor packing.

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 Posted: Sat Feb 8th, 2020 05:36 pm
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Steven P Dempsey
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In our Galleries I only see only 1936, this model & the cap version AK as having that style blade. I will work on it more, just hope the spiders aren't bent

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 Posted: Sat Feb 8th, 2020 06:06 pm
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If I remember correctly, that blade was only used two years & then the more efficient deep pitch blade debuted. I have an ivory 16” pole mount version. I like the big blades with the S wire cage. If the spider is bent, it can be easily straightened with a strobe.

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 Posted: Sat Feb 8th, 2020 10:54 pm
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I’ll be asking for some of my money back since the item changed and
The person didn’t care to package correctly if this was an eBay I would
Definitely ask because it’s now an item is not described.

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 Posted: Mon Feb 10th, 2020 07:02 pm
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Steven P Dempsey
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Few shards of scrap Styrofoam in a single weight used  box


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 Posted: Mon Feb 10th, 2020 09:40 pm
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Steven P Dempsey wrote: Few shards of scrap Styrofoam in a single weight used  box

No problem with a used single weight box if the box is not damaged.   That's what I use to ship my fans but most of my boxes are new.   It's the packing material plus the lack of making sure the fan is restrained in the box that was unacceptable.

Look what I found in my files Steven.  Five years ago I sold and shipped this 77546.   Packing materials are mostly scrounged and selected from dumpsters, etc. and used to their best advantage.   On top of the last photo was more padding.  When closed up the fan was totally immobilized against any movement in any direction.   Over 100 fans I have shipped this way with no damage.













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Steven P Dempsey
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See, your fan is "Immobilized" where mine was loos with the cage & blade up against a layer of 3/16 cardboard! I still think double boxing helps, especially with brass fans. Is that the cap model you mentioned?

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Steven P Dempsey wrote: I still think double boxing helps, especially with brass fans. Is that the cap model you mentioned?The big problem with double boxing fans is that the second box adds considerable to the "dim weight" (how the shipping cost is determined).  Shipping is already over-expensive and I have even begun to make my new boxes I already bought smaller in height to cut some from the shipping.  But there is a limit to how low one can go.
I don't remember if that fan had a cap or not.  It was part of the fan stash I rescued from Bill Voigt's collection.   He had two of them.

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 Posted: Mon Feb 10th, 2020 11:46 pm
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Steven P Dempsey
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I negotiated a partial refund, my aim is to fix this nugget and add it the "running" side of the table!

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 Posted: Tue Feb 11th, 2020 12:14 pm
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Steve Stephens wrote: Steven P Dempsey wrote: I still think double boxing helps, especially with brass fans. Is that the cap model you mentioned?The big problem with double boxing fans is that the second box adds considerable to the "dim weight" (how the shipping cost is determined).  Shipping is already over-expensive and I have even begun to make my new boxes I already bought smaller in height to cut some from the shipping.  But there is a limit to how low one can go.
I don't remember if that fan had a cap or not.  It was part of the fan stash I rescued from Bill Voigt's collection.   He had two of them.
 Steven,
you're right on the money with the shipping cost going up and up. Just this past Monday, I shipped 18"cage and 16" blades in the box 22x22x9  at 9Lbs, from Philly, to Houston, TX for jaw dropping $72.25 Parcel Post. No more free shipping will be offered.

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 Posted: Tue Feb 11th, 2020 12:51 pm
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Steven P Dempsey
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I sent one out to Oregon, a hand built wood crate, oversized & overweight! Cost around $100, but he wanted that fan badly!! A 20" Air Castle.I can only attend one meet a year, if that. And no time or places to pick fans around here.

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