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 Posted: Tue May 19th, 2020 02:49 am
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Larry Miceli
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I haven't been on the forum too often lately, but I just couldn't help but add this little all brass Westinghouse to my collection. A friend got this at a flea market in North Carolina for a song, and he decided I should have it. How could I say no? :D
I need to change the cord for something more period correct and add some fiber washers to it, but it runs great otherwise! And, no cracks in the housing!






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 Posted: Tue May 19th, 2020 03:20 am
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Beautiful!  Heck of a friend looking out for you!!

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 Posted: Tue May 19th, 2020 03:24 am
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Nice catch and good on your friend for looking for fans.

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 Posted: Tue May 19th, 2020 11:13 am
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Congrats Larry, your friend obviously knows cool when they see it. 😎

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 Posted: Tue May 19th, 2020 11:23 am
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Very nice two speed all brass Westy. What did your friend pay if you don’t mind me asking?

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 Posted: Tue May 19th, 2020 11:42 am
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Larry Miceli
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I'm not sure but I know he paid less than $100!

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 Posted: Tue May 19th, 2020 01:17 pm
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David Kilnapp
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Less than $100 was a very good price indeed!

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 Posted: Tue May 19th, 2020 01:17 pm
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David Kilnapp
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How many speeds does it have? Mine only has two speeds. Perhaps it was offered in a three speed model. 

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 Posted: Tue May 19th, 2020 03:26 pm
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David Kilnapp wrote: Very nice two speed all brass Westy.These cute little fans run well and have three speeds.

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 Posted: Tue May 19th, 2020 03:34 pm
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David Kilnapp
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That’s interesting Steve. I have this fan and it only has two speeds

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 Posted: Tue May 19th, 2020 04:28 pm
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David, here is a 1911 catalog page.   I don't think there were any of the all brass models that were not 3 speeds.Look for the speeds under Speed Control.



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 Posted: Tue May 19th, 2020 05:30 pm
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David Kilnapp
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I would always trust your word Steve. I wonder why mine only has two speeds? I’ll look at it when I get home later

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 Posted: Tue May 19th, 2020 05:32 pm
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David Kilnapp wrote: I would always trust your word Steve. I wonder why mine only has two speeds? I’ll look at it when I get home laterSee if yours has a bridged contact or a stop preventing use of all four positions. Westinghouse used both methods to convert a four positions (three speed) switch into a two speed fan. Never heard of a two speed all brass.

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 Posted: Tue May 19th, 2020 05:40 pm
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Sweet !!

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 Posted: Tue May 19th, 2020 11:16 pm
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The switch is a little sloppy, but there are definitely 3 distinct speeds.

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 Posted: Wed May 20th, 2020 11:36 am
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Steve was right (as usual). My Westy like this one is indeed three speeds. The switch, like the one above, is also very sloppy.

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 Posted: Wed May 20th, 2020 05:58 pm
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That same fan was badged Western Electric, and Hawthorne.

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