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 Posted: Sun Jun 28th, 2020 10:07 pm
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Tom Higgins
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My much loved and much used Hunter R52 dropped a blade yesterday (arm casting gave away). I'm wondering if anyone here has a set of arms available or can point me to a place to buy some.  Mounting holes are 2 1/8" on center.  Two outer blade mounting holes are 4 3/8" on center. Don't hate me, if memory serves, I had the arms brass plated years ago.  I'd love a couple original cap screws, too.

On another topic. I garbage picked a very cool Westinghouse art deco cast iron floor fan in beautiful condition. Wiring looks to be intact, but I noticed it had a capacitor. Are there any precautions I should take before I plug it in?

Thank you for any help you can provide.


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 Posted: Sat Jul 4th, 2020 07:09 pm
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Levi Mevis
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I think those ceiling fan irons can be bought online through Hunter, as they are still in Business.
As for your Westinghouse Pedestal Fan, sounds like it might be what we call around here a "Darth Vader" fan which is basically just a first generation Westinghouse PowerAire fan from the late 1930s, pictures would help us help you identify your fan.

As for the "sardine can" capacitor its just a simple oil filled motor run capacitor and those things very rarely go out, I have a 1951 vintage Westinghouse PowerAire fan that is still running with its original capacitor in place yet.

Thankfully with fans there isn't as much risk with plugging them in and trying them out with the original capacitor in place like there is with old tube radios, if the old motor run capacitor is bad the motor just won't start up on its own which then you would just unplug it and replace with a new one of a similar value as the original.

Hope this helps!

-Levi

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