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 Posted: Mon Jun 29th, 2020 03:57 am
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William Dunlap
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I've had this fan for a few years now, and I believe I received it as a stump. I don't remember the model number. It could be originally a 16" fan, it is a capacitor motor, all cast iron, and has the adjustable collar, so it's prior to the 79 series fan.It runs much slower than most 12 inch fans. it's in perfect condition. Spin down is phenomenal at about 40 seconds.
And that with the slower speed.
Anyway, I just put a blade on it after robbing the nice six winger it had for another fan. I started with these.


The look more like potato chips than brass wings, don't they? Scratched up, bent up, with a layer of crust you can't believe.
But they came out like this, after some hammer and dolly work, a run through the slip roll and a couple hours each wing to get them presentable.



Not perfect but I intend to run this fan mercilessly all summer. I'll also put a steel cage with pyramid badge to make it a little closer to what the factory put out.

I was wondering if someone has a list of the capacitor fans from the mid century era.
Cheers,
Bill

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 Posted: Wed Jul 1st, 2020 12:15 am
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William Dunlap
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I got a steel cage with pyramid badge now on it and now it looks a bit more age appropriate. While I was running it yesterday I noticed the base getting hot and the felt was wet with oil.I had a hunch I knew what that was.
I dropped the base plate and the sardine can capacitor was leaking that foul stuff. So, I put a 1.5uf cap on it and it just wouldn't start with that, so I put another one in parallel and it starts and runs just fine.
Now the base is cool.
I replaced the felt, wiped up the nasty stuff, put the sardine can in a plastic baggy and disposed of it.
I guess now this is like the perfect fan. Capacitor fans are super efficient. this one must have been for a 16 inch large blade fan since it runs nice and slow. 1000rpm on low, 1160rpm on medium, and 1300 on high.
Watts are 27, 34, and 44 on low, medium and high respectively.
And this baby is quiet. I ran it along side a 29646 and there is a striking difference in how they run. This fan seems to run on high at the same speed the 29646 runs on low, and there's really not much difference in air flow. A huge difference in sound, though. 
I believe this is a 73646 or 648 originally. This is now a model Emerson never made, but that's a shame as it is a real peach of a fan.
Cheers,
Bill







Last edited on Wed Jul 1st, 2020 04:56 am by William Dunlap

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