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 Posted: Mon Apr 26th, 2021 07:41 am
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Martin Carena-Santiago
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Just wanted to share my most recent finds. The first is a 10" Frigid VA1, a Belgian fan. Was quite rough when I got it but it is nearly finished, Darryl Hudson is making me some brushes and caps and I'm waiting on paint to cure before assembly. Had to replace some brass wires for the cage and decided to go with new paint but a tarnished look on the brass as I'm a sucker for the aged look. 
The second find I'm very excited about, happy to say I finally have a Westinghouse Tank in my collection. This isn't just any Tank, however, but a 230v Tank that was manufactured apparently by a UK division of Westinghouse that had their plant in Manchester, England. Missing a switch so I'll likely have to source one from a 110v fan with a burnt coil since I'll have to wind a coil for it, also needs some hardware but otherwise looks to be in nice shape. Have to get it home before tearing it down as I flew to the southern tip of New Zealand to pick it up, hopefully the stator is good. Best of all this one was FREE so it's well worth getting going again. Pretty low serial number on it too.

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 Posted: Mon Apr 26th, 2021 07:42 am
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Paint on Frigid, had to use automotive filler as the rust had heavily pitted the iron.

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 Posted: Mon Apr 26th, 2021 07:42 am
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Other parts to the Frigid pretty much done.

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 Posted: Mon Apr 26th, 2021 07:43 am
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And the Tank!

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 Posted: Mon Apr 26th, 2021 07:44 am
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 Posted: Mon Apr 26th, 2021 07:44 am
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Tag :D

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 Posted: Mon Apr 26th, 2021 05:47 pm
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Two great            fans Martin............  Do you  or anyone else know what the field in the lower       left corner of the tag say?   Pn  1 maybe and what       does that       mean or indicate.......?   Speeds possibly? (sorry, computer printing problems)

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 Posted: Mon Apr 26th, 2021 05:55 pm
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Steve Stephens wrote: Two great            fans Martin............  Do you  or anyone else know what the field in the lower       left corner of the tag say?   Pn  1 maybe and what       does that       mean or indicate.......?   Speeds possibly? (sorry, computer printing problems)
Phase, as in 1 phase.

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 Posted: Mon Apr 26th, 2021 07:36 pm
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Michael got it, Ph. 1 as in single phase. I originally believed the Tank was made in the US and exported to the UK, but after finding an article on the plant they had here on the forums in Manchester, as well as some differences such as the paint quality and the lack of the micro date code on the back of the hub, pretty neat to find a tank made overseas. 

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 Posted: Mon Apr 26th, 2021 08:23 pm
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http://www.afcaforum.com/forum1/61983.html

     The new factory at Trafford Park, England, where Westinghouse's Philip Lange moved and spent the remainder of his days...   He worked in in New York, Pittsburg, Newark and again Pittsburg, heading overseas to troubleshoot some early difficulty at the new facility... and stayed. He had done early AC motor work among other things, was superintendent and manager of American factories, an all-around capable fellow...
   An AFCA “British Westinghouse” search turns up a dozen threads which includes this info posted by Jan Hendricks along with his U.K. Tank, which merits a look…


http://www.afcaforum.com/view_topic.php?id=47879





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 Posted: Thu Apr 29th, 2021 08:26 am
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Thank you so much for the info! I did look up a few of those threads and saw Jan's Tank, as well as read the article from October of '05 on the Manchester plant opening. Really starting to think this one was repainted at some point as I attempted to polish it but it stayed a matte color, it's tough paint and if it is a respray it was done well as the whole thing inside and out is done. I have 2 projects on the bench so I can't get into the motor quite yet to know for sure but should it be a respray I'll have to see whether I will strip the matte paint off and redo it or not. So far I do have continuity coming from what's left of the headwire, 70 ohms. Haven't checked the start and run windings yet but that's better than an OL or 0 ohms. 

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 Posted: Thu Apr 29th, 2021 08:29 am
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Also wanted to post my last find here as well, on the drive to the airport we stopped by a remote antique shop and I found this beautiful all original Revo 12" oscillator. Complete, runs on all 3, and only needs new wiring, a cleanup, and the blades balanced. By far the nicest one of these I've seen. 

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 Posted: Thu Apr 29th, 2021 08:31 am
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Next to its little bro  :clap:I think these Revos are my favorite post-WWI fans that came out of the UK.

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 Posted: Thu Apr 29th, 2021 12:19 pm
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Wow, those are terrific fans, Martin. I love the two Revo fans. Those are pretty special!

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 Posted: Fri Apr 30th, 2021 12:35 am
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Thabks David! I do have a third revo as well, slightly earlier with brass blades and cage. They are rather common, but wonderful fans. They also finished them in white which is one I really want to find. 

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