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 Posted: Thu Jul 31st, 2014 05:27 pm
   
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My conclusions, for now, are at least three versions of the cone base Meston were made in 1890, '91 and '92.
 
The IVS Meston tripod was made from 1892 until 1898.
 
The hanging switch Meston was made from 1894 until 1898, and the nickel banded tripods were made in 1897 only.
 
They were all replaced in 1899 by the Emerson tripod with the porcelain switches.

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 Posted: Thu Jul 31st, 2014 09:11 pm
   
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Emerson Electric was established in October of 90.

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 Posted: Fri Aug 1st, 2014 12:43 am
   
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Correct, with only the one product produced before incorporation---the cone base Meston.
 
Makes the factory photo with only one product and so few employees even more significant (post 228). 
 
Quite a risk, wasn't it?

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"Fan related from post 304"
 
Excerpts from my friend Bob's obituary that he wrote himself.
"Bob was born on September 13, 1921 on his mother's family farm one mile from Willard, Georgia which is an insignificant little place now dried up and blown away.....
He served without distinction, in the US Marine Corps from May 1941 to February 1946.....
He was happily married four times and has fairly well balanced and productive children.....
He is survived by his longtime friend.....
He lived a uniquely happy and satisfying life but never did learn to putt very well....."
Even serious fan collectors should relax once in a while, and enjoy life like Bob most certainly did.

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 Posted: Fri Aug 1st, 2014 03:29 am
   
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Bill Hoehn wrote: Correct, with only the one product produced before incorporation---the cone base Meston.

In 1891. Emerson established late in 90 during the motor manufacture season. Being they just established in Oct. of 90 makes one wonder how much product they were able to manufacture prior to start of the fan motor manufacture season early 91?

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Steve Stephens wrote: No commutator = "Emerson Induction fan motor"

The fan motor with the commutator is known to be the Meston and I would assume that it is the "other regular type".

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 Posted: Fri Aug 1st, 2014 05:52 am
   
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Emerson Electric had no such thing as a "fan motor manufacture season".
 
It was there only product then and fans were manufactured year around, as is noted repeatedly in their  literature.
 
I have no idea how long it took to get to the various trade magazines. I have quite a few but don't have the interest or inclination to waste my time on them.

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 Posted: Fri Aug 1st, 2014 06:10 am
   
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Bill Hoehn wrote: My conclusions, for now, are at least three versions of the cone base Meston were made in 1890, '91 and '92. The hanging switch Meston was made from 1894 until 1898.

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 Posted: Fri Aug 1st, 2014 04:24 pm
   
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Russ,
 
So that I'm not misconstrued, I also don't waste time on golf, tennis, swimming and many other things that different people enjoy.
 
At my age I can't find enough hours to do what I do enjoy, like fan acquisition and restoration, car and motorcycle restoration and shows, and myriads of other hobbies. 
 
I don't think I'll ever find time to go through all of the original data from the founders, owners and engineers of Emerson, Century, Wagner, Acme, Bradford, Knapp-Monarch and others that I've acquired. Just their college textbooks with personal notes, company communications and personal letters is overwhelming.  Skofield's  requesting help from Emerson for his book and the copy of same that he sent  Emerson is an example.
 
It's endless, and that is why I don't read the trade journals. It's wonderful that you do, and share with others. Reminds me of something that Paul Newman said (paraphrasing) about why he didn't fool around with other women. Why would I settle for hamburger when I have steak at home?

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Bill, you ,as well as I, are allowed to conclude our beliefs as to the historic trail the Emerson factory paved from 1890 forward.
 
I respect you and your knowledge, and much of what you have shared. However, I don't agree with all of your conclusions, as you yourself don't agree with all of mine. The good part is no crimes against humanity have been committed by either you or I in what conclusions we have faith in.  You stand with sword in hand on your catalogue material being gospel. Cool.
 
I have found the Emerson 91 Meston motor used with blade, sewing, and dental purpose in the trade journals as you refer to them. I have found mention of the Meston tripod with variable speed in numerous books for the 92 season.  Yet, by your own admission you state your 92 catalogue does note even display the Emerson variable Tripod Meston.  You stand by the two single speed improved cone base Mestons #2001 and #2002 rated at 52 and 104 VAC in your 92 Emerson catalogue. I have mentioned more than once in post I can't find ANYTHING to support those two improved cone base Mestons on the market in ANY of the 92 electrical books.
 
You conclude the Emerson induction desk fan introduced in 94. I have on the other hand produced electrical books that would support a 95 introduction of the induction desk fan motor.
 
Based on the above information, how can you come to a conclusion on the introduction of these fan motors based simply on an Emerson Catalogue material, when there is no clear evidence in hand, or for that matter support from the numerous trade and electrical books?
 
I admit I can't conclude the 92 introduction of the two improved cone base Meston fan motors , or for that matter conclude the 94 introduction of the first Emerson induction desk fan. But I have found no evidence to NOT support the 92 improved cone base Emersons for the 92 season, and evidence to support the introduction of the first Emerson induction desk fan in 1895.
 
Eck(in the early years of hand assembly) made fan motors, dynamos, and motors. Fan motors were manufactured most typically starting around Jan. + or - into the summer/early fall.  Dynamo and motor manufacture was most typically done starting late fall into the winter months. If you give thought to this it makes complete sense when these early 90s manufactures were building these machines like Mercedes to meet the agencies demands. Maybe Emerson built their fan,sewing, and dental motors all in the same day??      

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BTW....in 92 The long term Chicago Emerson agency the Electrical Appliance Company reported filling orders for the Meston fan motor from Oregon, Maine, and Florida....fact Jack.

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 Posted: Sat Aug 2nd, 2014 02:30 am
   
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Hi Russ,
 
Interesting that you keep bringing up the phrase "catalog material being gospel" for me when I have repeatedly said the opposite. I have even pointed out specific errors in Emerson's catalogs, as I'm sure are in every other human's work, including all of your sources.
 
I'm at present reviewing my video from 1990 of the first AFCA convention, interviews with Warren Kernell, Ron Fanta, Johnny Henard, and presentations by Kurt House, Jack Johnston, Dan Leach, Phil Frey, Mike Breedlove, Mike Coup, Monty Young, Rick Henry and many others. Sadly some of these terrific people and pioneers in our association are no longer with us. Not name dropping, but want you to know that I have numerous sources besides the Emerson catalogs that you so distrust and try to minimize.
 
I hesitated for several reasons to offer this video to April Welch for Fan Fair 2015, but when I called suggesting this, she enthusiastically accepted. Oh, to be young again. Many details that we have discussed, are pictured and discussed by many old-timers.
 
I do not plan on being there, but I hope it will be as successful, fun and educational as the first convention was. If it is, I may continue with successive years. 
 
I apologize for rambling on again---must be part of aging:)

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The boys got together for a pow wow on the 17th of Sept. of 90 and established on the 24th of Sept. of 90 at $50,000 capital.  Check it out at the bottom of the page. 
 
Keep in mind Menominee Mechanical Electric Company incorporated in 92 at $20,000 capital. 

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Fan motor manufacture season...early spring until late summer/early fall. Notice the fans have been reduced to half price to move them out of inventory in the August ad.

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August 91.

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Fall into winter is time to kick in for utility motor manufacture, sewing , dental drill and lathe motors,

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Emerson was novelties as well.

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Alexander Meston was already establishing variable speed control on the sewing and dental related motors in the fall and winter of 91. Thus the introduction of a variable speed fan motor in 92 with new design makes for a successful fan motor season.
 
I was unable to pick up on any Emerson product on the market in 90 in the books so far.

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Bill Hoehn wrote: Hi Russ,
 
Not name dropping, but want you to know that I have numerous sources besides the Emerson catalogs that you so distrust and try to minimize.

Bill, I don't attempt to minimize your catalogues. I am not disrespecting you. I am just running into to many respected Google early electrical books that don't support a few of your claims. Primarily your claims from your 92 Emerson catalogue regarding the improved cone base fans. and the introduction year of the Emerson induction desk fan.
 
Rather than talk about your numerous sources aside from your catalogues, how about visual legit documents to validate and conclude your claims. If you can't comply, in my opinion there is no conclusion to your claims. seeing is believing. Have a great day!

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First patent from Alexander and Charles Meston filed Jan. 12, 1891 after the Sept. 24, 90 incorporation of Emerson Electric. 

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OK.....Question and thought from the cheap seats.    Is there an example found of a conical based Meston?   Was it ever produced?  I'm certain that it was but  I cite the Nickerson typewriter.   Line drawings and catalogs exist, but documentation was found that it was never produced.   They made one example and quit and it exists in a museum in Milwaukee.   The cool line drawings of the 2 Victor fans?   Neither one has ever turned up and I wonder if they were ever produced.  The DC Tesla........ ever produced?   No examples exist.   Edit:  Just found a factory picture of the conical based Meston (four blade) and a statement by Steve Cunningham that no cone based Mestons have been found.     But the patent drawings show a 6 pole motor.    The more I read the more confused I get. 

 I think it would be cool in this thread for someone to stitch together known examples of Mestons and/or tripods showing their evolution during the 1890's.   Bill's missing link (old reliable or a some version produced in the northern half of the decade of the 90's) would fit in there somehow.   I'm sure a fan fair Emerson time line has been displayed on a table, but for those of us who have trouble leaving home, I'd love to see a timeline/evolution photo display with a paragraph showing and explaining how the Meston evolved.  How many different significant variations of Mestons  showing how the company made changes are known to exist.   Is there an original million wire cage that's been found or only reproductions?    Bill's is a 4 pole motor? and I wonder if that's ever turned up before?   A Meston with a blade only having 4 wings?   That's kinda weird, isn't it?  And a huge discovery!!!!    All this catalog stuff is fascinating but surviving examples ...... especially Bill's missing link is the most important discovery of how the Meston was produced during the Meston era.  

And a request......  Especially Russ.   When posting a google book page or drawing tell us what we are supposed to be seeing by looking at it.   I gloss over some of these because I don't have a clue what you are posting. 

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John Trier wrote: And a request......  Especially Russ.   When posting a google book page or drawing tell us what we are supposed to be seeing by looking at it.   I gloss over some of these because I don't have a clue what you are posting. I have the same feelings and would appreciate just a few words on what you are trying to show or point out.  Also a link to posted snips of pages so we might see more of the book or article.  Thanks for all you have done in the historical department Russ.

John, remember that a "Meston Motor" is a commutator and brush motor.  Without those two parts it is not a Meston Motor unless you choose to consider the Emerson Induction Motor to be a Meston if it used the Meston Motor casting as some seem to want to do.   Emerson was pretty clear that the Meston had a commutator and brushes and was of a variable speed.  I don't see much in the way of different versions of the Meston which was made from 1892-97 according to one source but was also offered in the 1898 Emerson catalog.  The "Emerson Induction Fan Motor" (back switch, and bronze case at first) was made from 1895-97 along with the Meston commutator motor.

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Steve Stephens wrote: John Trier wrote: And a request......  Especially Russ.   When posting a google book page or drawing tell us what we are supposed to be seeing by looking at it.   I gloss over some of these because I don't have a clue what you are posting. I have the same feelings and would appreciate just a few words on what you are trying to show or point out.  Also a link to posted snips of pages so we might see more of the book or article.  Thanks for all you have done in the historical department Russ.

John, remember that a "Meston Motor" is a commutator and brush motor.  Without those two parts it is not a Meston Motor unless you choose to consider the Emerson Induction Motor to be a Meston if it used the Meston Motor casting as some seem to want to do.   Emerson was pretty clear that the Meston had a commutator and brushes and was of a variable speed.  I don't see much in the way of different versions of the Meston which was made from 1892-97 according to one source but was also offered in the 1898 Emerson catalog.  The "Emerson Induction Fan Motor" (back switch, and bronze case at first) was made from 1895-97 along with the Meston commutator motor.


Oh boy........  Hanging switch Meston, Conical base Meston, top variable speed switch Meston, Bill's missing link 4 pole Meston.   Meston's with the big cage, knock down cage, cage adapter ring.   Meston's introduced as an induction motor and brush and commutator?  When it says "Meston" on the back of the motor, it's a Meston right?   Was the hanging switch Meston induction or brush and commutator?

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John Trier wrote: Oh boy........  Hanging switch Meston, Conical base Meston, top variable speed switch Meston, Bill's missing link 4 pole Meston.   Meston's with the big cage, knock down cage, cage adapter ring.   Meston's introduced as an induction motor and brush and commutator?  When it says "Meston" on the back of the motor, it's a Meston right?   Was the hanging switch Meston induction or brush and commutator?Emerson states in several of their catalogs during the time the Meston was being sold that a Meston silk, by Emerson's own definition, a commutator and brush motor.  That precludes the back switch (hanging switch) Induction Fan Motors (Emerson's term) from being a Meston.  Yes, many of the rear switch Induction Fan Motors do have MESTON MOTOR cast into the FRONT motor housing and I suspect that Emerson continued using the Meston motor front casting pattern to make cases for the earlier Induction Fan Motors.  It comes down to what EMERSON considered a Meston to be and whether or not their Induction Fan Motor was a Meston or not.  My investigation says that Mestons are ONLY the fan motors with brush and commutator.  I went through all this early in this thread including why a Meston is the commutator and brush motor and why the Emerson Induction Motor is not a Meston.  Many here seem to believe that any Emerson that has MESTON cast in the front cover is a Meston.  I say "not so" and give my reasons early in this thread.   Of the existing Mestons I have seen (top switch models only) I see no differences other than the motor tags and the various cages that were eventually included with the fan motor.


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John Trier wrote:   And a request......  Especially Russ.   When posting a google book page or drawing tell us what we are supposed to be seeing by looking at it.   I gloss over some of these because I don't have a clue what you are posting. 
Posts 334-344 all reference Emerson product manufactured through the 91 season. Emerson was making more than fan motors through the 91 season.  I sent you a PM if you want to gain a better understanding. It would be a lot easier to talk to you over the phone one on one to help you understand rather than write a novel here explaining things. This would more than likely end up in more confusion. The call costs me nothing additional, so feel free to take advantage of it.

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Hi Every one!
 
Back in the day of these fans the factories in their infancy had very small productions and they could change on the fly... Also communcation was generally snail mail and telegraph. By the time mail arrived to electrical magazines, patent offices and catalogs I venture to say the fans had many changes done to them and WAS changed before the ink dried in the catalogs and all these publications... That is how things happened in those days...    JMHO...
I doubt I will ever own any of these fans but the reading is good and I think what I wrote in the previous paragraph is pretty close to what happened in those days...
 
 
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For John Trier:  What your are about to read below is word for word from page 735 of the Electrical World dated June 22, 1895.
 
"Strong Guarantees are made by the Emerson Electric Manufacturing Company of St. Louis, Mo., in its new catalogue of fan motors. The company assumes all responsibility for repairs not due to carelessness or accident which may become necessary within three months of date of sale of a motor. Two new motors have been brought out this year by the Emerson Company-a ceiling fan for alternating current circuits and an induction desk fan motor which has neither commutator nor collector rings.  These are made for 7,200 or 16,000 alternations. Instructions are given in this, as in previous catalogues, for the care of the Meston Motors."
 
Provided below is the book link to the page from the Electrical World with the above article.
 
 http://books.google.com/books?id=I1BEAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA735&lpg=PA735&dq=emerson+induction+desk+fan+motor+1895&source=bl&ots=8HBW-gA-A4&sig=h26FgJscGPH2xJuFnZ0gayGzCkM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=B5TdU9-dFImTyASR9IKwBA&ved=0CCcQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=emerson%20induction%20desk%20fan%20motor%201895&f=false

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This advertisement with the claimed newly introduced for the 95 season Emerson induction desk fan from the same Electrical World book of 1895 containing the Emerson article posted above.

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Bill Hoehn wrote: My conclusions, for now, are The hanging switch Meston was made from 1894 until 1898,

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1895 Emerson induction desk fan

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1896 Emerson induction desk fan.

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1897 Emerson induction desk fan.

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New switch 1898.

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