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 Posted: Fri Jan 8th, 2021 05:14 pm
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Steven P Dempsey
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Please tell me these don't have any pot metal parts - - shame that badge has that screw through it



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 Posted: Fri Jan 8th, 2021 05:17 pm
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Steven P Dempsey
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Gear Box - is it all there? Says it runs fine



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 Posted: Fri Jan 8th, 2021 05:45 pm
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I believe that the round cover of the gearbox is made of pot metal.   Can you check with a magnet and let us know?
The slightly earlier Colonial front oscillator (without a screw in the center of the cage badge) I have does not have any pot metal including the neck pivot or the round gearbox cover shown here.   This is one of my quietest and smoothest running fans.
Stephen, the screw in the center of your cage badge is how all of the steel cage models are.





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 Posted: Fri Jan 8th, 2021 05:52 pm
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Steven P Dempsey
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Thanks - I'd like to see some Peerless fans in our Gallery -what are the dates of these fans?

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 Posted: Fri Jan 8th, 2021 06:19 pm
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Steven P Dempsey wrote: -what are the dates of these fans?I'd like to know some dates also.   Are you reading this Russ?

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 Posted: Fri Jan 8th, 2021 07:02 pm
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Steven P Dempsey
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This front Oscillator I will be picking up soon - - 1908-ish?



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 Posted: Fri Jan 8th, 2021 10:13 pm
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Steven, the Peerless/Colonials with five tab feet were introduced circa 1909 in stationary. That is also when Ron’s unique, geared oscillator was made. The typical forward oscillator with five tab feet was introduced around 1910. Early models have an open ring and early oscillators have a shorter disc. Later models have a rectangular brass badge. I’m not sure when that change occurred. The five tab switched to the cone base roughly around the beginning of WW1 if memory serves correctly and the models with upturned wing edges date 1916 and later. My cone base was made ~1919. The pivot gearbox disc, and gearbox lid are all potmetal. Your is slightly later than mine, so I’d guess it’s the same in that regard. Hope this helps.

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Here is a Peerless

16"  Type FF2 





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 Posted: Sat Jan 9th, 2021 02:21 am
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Sean Campbell
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Anthony, mine looks almost exactly like yours but is 12”. Circa 1919.

Circa ~1909-1910




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Steven P Dempsey wrote: Thanks - I'd like to see some Peerless fans in our Gallery -what are the dates of these fans?They are listed under Colonial Peerless in the photo gallery.  I didn’t have any Colonials at the start of 2020 but ended up with four.  Here’s the big and little of it.   8” and 16”  

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 Posted: Sat Jan 9th, 2021 02:57 pm
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Steven P Dempsey
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That 8" Colonial is sweet, I have an 8" Dayton (same fan different cage)

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Ron Wallace shared a dandy.













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 Posted: Sat Jan 9th, 2021 07:52 pm
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Sean Campbell
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Russ, what is the year on that catalog?

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Sean Campbell wrote: Russ, what is the year on that catalog?
Electrical trade books of 10.

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