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 Posted: Sat Sep 5th, 2020 04:05 pm
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Katie Widloski
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Hi everyone, I’m new to this forum and to antique fans in general. I’ve been spending the past two months clearing out my grandfather’s house and some other buildings that he managed to fill up with loads of stuff. I ended up finding the Jandus fan in the back of a barn covered in probably 60 plus years of dust and grease. I also found a spare c frame stand with oscillating parts attached in an adjacent building. The fan looks to be complete, with the exception of the dial on the back. The original japanning is in pretty good condition. I was hoping to take it apart and clean it up but I’ve been unable to remove the back of the fan to expose the motor. I don’t want to force it or break it so any advice would be much appreciated.
Please see pics.  The close ups of the oscillating parts is from the spare base. (Sorry if they are sideways—I tried to upload various sizes and they won’t seem to orient correctly. 

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 Posted: Sat Sep 5th, 2020 04:26 pm
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Vic Valencheck
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Hi Katie, Hear is a link to the C-Frame that I restored. Maybe this can help. http://www.afcaforum.com/forum1/56677.html

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 Posted: Sun Sep 6th, 2020 10:41 am
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Lane Shirey
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The C frames are a bit challenging to take apart. There is a gear on the rotor shaft that must be carefully pressed off to fully disassemble the motor.  In most cases it can be sufficiently restored by leaving that gear in place and working around it.  

Best of success. 

By the way, the sideways pics problem is a little glitch with our forum.  It only happens on pics taken in portrait orientation. If you just edit them slightly before posting (like cropping them a tiny bit) they’ll appear correctly. 

Last edited on Sun Sep 6th, 2020 10:44 am by Lane Shirey

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 Posted: Mon Sep 7th, 2020 03:56 pm
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Hi Katie,
Once the rear acorn nuts are removed, and since yours doesn't have the disc attached, you can use a brass or fiber hammer to tap the front of the rotor shaft(gently and directly as to not bend the shaft). That usually pops the rear housing off. It'll likely damage the 100+yo fiber washers, but it is bad practice to reuse those anyway.

This set of fiber washers has been paramount to every resto I have done!

Fiber Washer Assortment on Amazon

Wish I had a C-Frame, bit the lowly wire mount will do for now!.





Last edited on Mon Sep 7th, 2020 03:57 pm by Alex Rushing

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 Posted: Sun Sep 13th, 2020 11:53 pm
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Katie Widloski
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Hi,Thanks for letting me know. 
Basically I can’t remove the face plate without pushing something on the shaft ? What if it’s super dusty and needs to be cleaned out? If I were to try and push it , any advice on what I should use ? Lubricate first ?
I’ve attached a pic (sideways). Is that what you’re referring to?
Thanks 
Katie 

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