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 Posted: Wed Aug 26th, 2020 11:18 pm
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John Biavaschi
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I found this fan in my father’s garage. He bought it in 1955 at a hardware store in the Bronx NY for $49. I plugged it in and it rotated a few times slowly and stopped. Is it worth holding on to?

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 Posted: Thu Aug 27th, 2020 12:26 am
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Rob Duffy
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Other than appearing quite dirty, yours looks relatively complete and in good condition. I bet the motor just needs some 20 weight non-detergent oil and that old thing will spring to life. Certainly worth keeping.

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 Posted: Thu Aug 27th, 2020 01:14 am
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John Biavaschi
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Thanks, I’ll fix it up!

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 Posted: Thu Aug 27th, 2020 05:18 am
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Charlie Forster
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 yes save it probably best to take the motor apart and get the old oil out of the bearings.
 sewing machine oil works and 3 n 1 has in a blue and white can  for fractional hp motors ..

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 Posted: Thu Aug 27th, 2020 09:54 am
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John Biavaschi
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Thanks Charlie!

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 Posted: Thu Aug 27th, 2020 02:58 pm
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16" ARENT THAT COMMON THAT IS SURE WORTH A SAVE!

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 Posted: Thu Aug 27th, 2020 05:59 pm
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I've got the 20" version that I got from a member on here and they run super quiet and they are great for in the summer time, put it in front of the window set the thermostat setting to the middle setting and let it run all night while you're sleeping and the fan will cycle off and on as the temperature of the room increases or decreases.
It probably needs a good cleaning and lubing to get it running, these things are built like tanks, it would take a lot to kill these "Stout-Heart" motors as Signal called them. 

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