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 Posted: Fri Jun 26th, 2020 03:54 pm
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Kim Frank
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Back in October of last year (seems like an eternity now) this 1896 GE type UI form E2 showed up on Ebay. There was a lot of interest in it but eventually it did show up in the shop come November. That just goes to show I'm not the only person who appreciates GE cakes.... There are two of us....This is the only picture I took of the fan, trying to decipher the tag info, before tearing it down. It was a mess, missing it's struts and cage, lots of coats of old paint , and a switch stuck thru the back cover. It was decided that this resto would be retro, to make the paint look as if it had been on the fan for some time, try and save as much of the nickeling as possible, and make the fan whole again.



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 Posted: Fri Jun 26th, 2020 04:03 pm
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Kim Frank
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Ted built a cage for it and I fabbed up some struts. There were a few other bits that needed to be made to complete the fan. Paint is Rustoleum Appliance Epoxy. Blade was indexed and balanced. Stator and rotor were dusted out and new taps were made. Fan runs great and should be good for another century of use. It will now be on display in the AFC Museum.







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 Posted: Fri Jun 26th, 2020 04:47 pm
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Sean Campbell
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That is absolutely gorgeous Kim! I remember seeing it on the bench when we were working on my 1900 model!

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 Posted: Sat Jun 27th, 2020 01:51 am
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George Durbin
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Hi Kim!

That thing is a beauty!


Geo...

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 Posted: Sat Jun 27th, 2020 11:59 am
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Mark Behrend
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Great job!

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 Posted: Sat Jun 27th, 2020 12:25 pm
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Bobby Gaines
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Looks great! Nice job

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 Posted: Sat Jun 27th, 2020 01:15 pm
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Gary Buchanan
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Love it great work

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 Posted: Sat Jun 27th, 2020 01:40 pm
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Ron Jeter
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Great Job -Next to the 03 that's a favorite of mine.

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 Posted: Sat Jun 27th, 2020 02:18 pm
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Kim Frank
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Thanks. The 1896 E2 is the second model of 12 inch trunnion. It features a stator that has 1-1/2 inches of laminations, a rotor having a 5/16" shaft with a 10-32 stud and thumb wheel, and pressed in sleeve bearings.


The first model of 12 inch trunnion in 1896 is the type UI form E model. I don't believe it was offered for any length of time before the new and improved E2 came out. I know of only one.  The E is described as having 1 inch of laminations in the stator, and instead of sleeve bearings, it used a ballbearing assembly. My guess is the 1 inch stator didn't move the six wing blade as well as the 1-1/2 inch stator and that the bearing assembly had its drawbacks. Sort of makes you wonder why GE downsized the motor because the 1895 12 inch Lynn works used the larger stator. Here's a picture of  the bearing assembly...

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 Posted: Sat Jun 27th, 2020 02:19 pm
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Steve Rockwell
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Kim, Is that good-looking fan the earliest swivel and trunnion fan made? Other words, did any manufacturer make one prior to G.E.? ... something I didn't think about before.....



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 Posted: Sat Jun 27th, 2020 09:30 pm
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Ted Kaczor
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Beauty! missing link in my collection...

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 Posted: Sat Jun 27th, 2020 10:31 pm
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Tristan Crider
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That's an awesome job.

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 Posted: Mon Jun 29th, 2020 11:50 am
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Mel Lagarde
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Kim
Outstanding work!  Beautiful fan.  


Mel

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 Posted: Tue Jun 30th, 2020 01:11 am
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Mike Petree
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You sir are an Artist.

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