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 Posted: Wed Jan 5th, 2022 01:22 am
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Dan Wyatt
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Mike and I have talked about a Wiki.........he is absolutely amazing given the skill he has in researching various topics and I have known Steve Rockwell for going on 15 years or more as we go way back concerning the topics of old wood and metalworking machinery........he is well know as a Delta machinery expert in many circles and I am honored to call Steve a close friend.

Stan ....... what do you think about doing a bit of Wiki research on the 3 companies mentioned or are individuals from from our forum going to provide a lot of information in the Wiki section on the new web site or do you know how is it going to be structured?

I have spent a couple of hundred times the hours on the restoration and collection of old wood and metalworking machinery than fans/circulators and I will use a link to a site to illustrate my point concerning the value of a Wiki. The gentleman who owns this website is a good friend of mine and this wiki was put together by a lot of people that were organized in their approach to documenting and cataloging particular topics that are related to vintage wood and metalworking machinery. It is a breeeeeeze to use and a very powerful and important document to several hundred if not thousands of people that have used it over the years. It is an organic document that is constantly improving as someone adds to the content. It is a powerful and important series of documents and obviously names a Wiki....... among other forms of assistance.......it helps someone that lacks knowledge in a particular topic such as pouring babbit bearings, a document describing the year that a particular Delta machine was made according to it's serial number, electric drill restoration, etc. to gather educational information that is sometimes difficult to find in a simple search of a particular topic.

For anyone else interested in the subject of a Wiki I would like for you to take a look at the example I have mentioned as found here:
http://wiki.vintagemachinery.org/

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 Posted: Thu Jan 6th, 2022 03:12 pm
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Russ Huber
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Can anyone please confirm if the Brookline I own originally was a 3 speed fan with a Levolier switch?  I have a porcelain pull chain switch in mine wired for 2 speeds. Someone rewired this fan beyond the factory wiring.







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 Posted: Sun Jan 9th, 2022 09:15 pm
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Mike Kearns
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There is a lot of information for Bar-Brook/Brookline, I'll do my best to limit the information to that subject.          1937 - 

Brookline - 1937











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 Posted: Sun Jan 9th, 2022 11:19 pm
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Russ Huber
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Yesterday's big fan haul - Pre-1950 (Antique) - Antique Fan Collectors Association - AFCA Forums

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 Posted: Sun Jan 9th, 2022 11:28 pm
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Dan Wyatt
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Mike,

Thanks for the interesting information on Bar-Brook and I enjoyed our conversation a few nights ago on Bar-Brook circulators and perhaps doing a bit of Wiki work on the subject in the future.

I was rather surprised to see that Bar-Brook made many of the components for their circulators by reading the following in the information that you posted: "All blades, guards, patented propellers, and all fittings for Bar-Brook products are manufactured in the company's own plant in Shreveport."

Perhaps this 16 page brochure has already been discussed, but in case it hasn't I found it on this web site:

https://archive.org/details/Bar-brook/mode/2up

Here is the front page:



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 Posted: Fri Jan 14th, 2022 04:06 am
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Mike Kearns
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A newly uncovered Bar-Brook pedestal circulator. Note the blade is factory painted black, and the motor support yoke has an vibration-insulating rubber puck:

















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 Posted: Sat Jan 15th, 2022 03:54 pm
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Can't get to it for a pic just yet but I have a 6-blade BB window fan I picked up at an estate sale years ago. Has the same front/hub-blade combo you mentioned; 2-speed, capacitor-start.
Bought it because it reminded me of the Hunter B28 my grandmother had in her house in OK City years ago; a very well-built fan, heavy sheet metal case and louvers. The BB is a lightweight in comparison...

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