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 Posted: Tue Aug 31st, 2021 06:41 am
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Harrison Picard
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I probably paid too much for this fan but I could not resist the Art Deco design of it. It’s awesome! I haven’t seen many Stancors to begin with and I certainly have never seen one like this. It is an 8” model. Does anyone have information about them or what year it may be from? 
Also the oscillator is a little wonky; when oscillating the shaft juts in and out and it does not have a smooth sweeping oscillation, it’s rather choppy. I would assume it the gears but they look decent.  Any help would be greatly appreciated












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 Posted: Tue Aug 31st, 2021 12:40 pm
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Steven P Dempsey
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super nice, I have a soft spot for high design fans.

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 Posted: Tue Aug 31st, 2021 02:28 pm
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In my time collecting fans, this is only the second Stancor seen. Congratulations on the attractive and unusual find.
Maybe clean the gearbox out, then some fresh grease? Also fiber washers on the rotor shaft, to keep it cantered in the stator?

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Pretty cool looking.  👍 If you overpay for the next 500 fans you buy, I think you’ll still be way ahead! 😉

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 Posted: Tue Aug 31st, 2021 05:26 pm
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Thomas Peters wrote: In my time collecting fans, this is only the second Stancor seen. Congratulations on the attractive and unusual find.
Maybe clean the gearbox out, then some fresh grease? Also fiber washers on the rotor shaft, to keep it cantered in the stator?

Thanks I will give it a try!

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 Posted: Wed Sep 1st, 2021 04:52 am
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When this Stancor was auctioned years ago I received a message from a potential buyer from France who loved the look. Dime store fans are not a joke.

When I restored this fan I found a wad of newspaper in the base dated for the early 40s used to compress the bottom base plate outward to prevent it from rattling.  :D













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 Posted: Thu Sep 2nd, 2021 05:16 pm
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Stancor also made transformers for things like radios, TVs, test equipment, etc. 

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I figured I give an update. The added fiber washers stopped the shaft from moving in and out. The oscillator is still wonky but it definitely runs better not, great but better. That’s just dime store fans I guess!

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 Posted: Sun Sep 12th, 2021 11:46 am
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Having 70+ years of wear on all parts also makes a difference.

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