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 Posted: Sat Feb 13th, 2021 05:52 pm
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Noah Britt
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https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/122544209757953/?ref=saved&referral_code=null

It sold for $480 in Batavia, OH. One of the things that really makes this fan even cooler is the "Grand Hotel of Cincinnati Ohio" stamps in the blades. Unfortunately, I didn't feel like driving to Ohio when I saw it before it sold. Who got it?


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1920’s or 30’s or so Emerson Fan for sale It’s a 3 speed fan with all brass fan blades and some of the screws are brass Nothing is missing from the fan.Has all of its name plates with serial numbers.As far as I know it works but does need rewired Parker fan blade company made the blades.Has Grand Hotel of Cincinnati Ohio stamped nto each brass fan blades..Selling for 480.00cash

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 Posted: Sat Feb 13th, 2021 07:04 pm
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Very cool, I never have seen where they have stamped the blade with the owner

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I cannot tell a lie...it was me 

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Congrats!! That's one incredible fan to find!

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Thanks Noah.  Like you, I happen to see it on Facebook marketplace.  Knew it would not last long and feel lucky to have acquired it.  
Now the real challenge...I’ve been told that restoring an Emerson Ball fan is no say task.  

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It should run off 110V AC with a bridge rectifier installed in the base between the power cord and the switch.

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Mark McCormick wrote: Now the real challenge...I’ve been told that restoring an Emerson Ball fan is no say task.  

It's not that bad that I recall.  The fields came off without great struggle.








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Russ, that's an oscillator model. On the stationaries the windings have to come out that front port which is very small in diameter. They were soft when they were put in there and likely formed to get through the hole before being placed on the iron sections in the ball motor casting.

That makes these a bit more challenging.

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I traded my brother in law for one.  It is missing the back top cover plate.  Any of you wonderful craftsmen able to replicate??

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Dan Hilton wrote: Russ, that's an oscillator model. On the stationaries the windings have to come out that front port which is very small in diameter. They were soft when they were put in there and likely formed to get through the hole before being placed on the iron sections in the ball motor casting.

That makes these a bit more challenging.

Dan H.

Over the years through flea markets I have accumulated a few bags of vintage cloth sheathed Christmas tree light wire of various diameter. For most part the cloth sheathing/insulation on this wire is near bullet proof. I think they used a resin in the process of making the wire? I bought them in bundles in disarray, not in intact boxes on display. They work great for centrifugal switches and small hole channels.


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Russ Huber wrote: They work great for centrifugal switches and small hole channels.

That thin old X-mas tree light wire worked great on my early tripod where I had to thread it through very small channels.   The next year the tripods has thumbscrews for easy attachment of the wiring.   


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1874-1933.  The grand hotel lobby.   

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 Posted: Fri Feb 19th, 2021 02:52 am
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Awesome pic of that Cincinnati Grans Hotel Mark! You can see how the beast Emerson ball fan would fit right in...with DC outlets of some kind nearby! Come to think of it, what did a DC outlet look like?....or whatever you plugged a DC fan into!!!

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Brad Hughes wrote: I traded my brother in law for one.  It is missing the back top cover plate.  Any of you wonderful craftsmen able to replicate??
 
I'm still stuck on trading a brother in law for a fan :P

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Mark McCormick wrote: Awesome pic of that Cincinnati Grans Hotel Mark! You can see how the beast Emerson ball fan would fit right in...with DC outlets of some kind nearby! Come to think of it, what did a DC outlet look like?....or whatever you plugged a DC fan into!!!I just googled Grand hotel and pulled up some pics and info about it.  After you get it restored, you could print up and frame some pics to go with the fan😁.   A dc plug would be just like a regular ac plug

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