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 Posted: Wed Sep 16th, 2020 07:01 pm
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Noah Britt
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Is this Holtzer-Cabot motor anything special? I wouldn't have looked at it again, except I saw the Holtzer-Cabot tag on the motor, and it made me wonder.

Sorry for the upside down photo; I rotated it and cropped it in Word but for some reason it still uploaded upside down.





Sorry for the blurry pictures.




Also, this fan has an Aerofan badge on the cage. What is Aerofan?

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 Posted: Wed Sep 16th, 2020 07:06 pm
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Also, I looked on eBay (sold listings too), but I could not find any motors like the one above. Most of them were pancake motors like this one.




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 Posted: Wed Sep 16th, 2020 09:23 pm
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H-C motor and blade not original.  Aerofan was a trademark name for Russell Electric fan/circulators until bought out by Auburn Automobile in 37.









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 Posted: Wed Sep 16th, 2020 10:03 pm
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Thanks for the info!
The blade looks like it's straight out of the Grainger factory. Do the base and pole go with the Aerofan cage?
Also, do you (or anyone else) know the ballpark worth of the motor?

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 Posted: Thu Sep 17th, 2020 04:47 am
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Please take a picture of the fan head mount on top of the pole from the side so we can get a good look at it. You may wish to keep your motor and find a cast aluminum/Bakelite prop blade that will fit the motor shaft and inside diameter of the guard. The motor is 6 pole with a nice easy going 1150 RPM, and should have enough HP to spin the blade.

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 Posted: Thu Sep 17th, 2020 01:38 pm
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The fan isn't mine, so I'm trying to clip pictures out of the blurry ones that were sent to me.




I hope these are good enough? It looks like the motor is sitting in a curved rectangular block with a piece that sticks down to mount the motor.

If anyone knows the approximate value of the motor, that would be appreciated.

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