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 Posted: Thu Jan 20th, 2022 11:02 pm
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Steve Kelly
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Hi GuysI have a Ge Loop handle 12 inch blade fan. I have a couple of them. Just received one that has plastic screw in brushes I think, on the front of the case, left and right of the shaft. Kind of like a Emerson Northwind. Sorry don't have a lot of experience with the fan terms. Im guessing this may be a earlier version of this fan?

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 Posted: Fri Jan 21st, 2022 12:16 am
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I don’t know the answer but form number and/or pictures should help get there. 

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 Posted: Fri Jan 21st, 2022 02:06 am
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Anthony Lindsey
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If it has brushes then it is a DC fan if it is a loop handle GE.     Does it have DC in the cycles box on the tag?

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 Posted: Fri Jan 21st, 2022 03:13 am
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Steve Kelly
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Here are a few shots





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 Posted: Fri Jan 21st, 2022 03:15 am
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Never saw them before. Thanks for the help.

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 Posted: Fri Jan 21st, 2022 04:26 am
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Anthony Lindsey
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25/30 cycles.    First one i've seen like that.      

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 Posted: Fri Jan 21st, 2022 12:52 pm
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Steve Kelly
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What does that mean?

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 Posted: Fri Jan 21st, 2022 02:11 pm
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Anthony Lindsey
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Todays electric is 60 cycles or hertz.  That fan was designed to run on half that.  Maybe someone who knows more will chime in.   Did you plug fan in?

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 Posted: Fri Jan 21st, 2022 02:52 pm
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Yes. Seemed to run fine. Made some noise but I think that it was shaft bearing noise.

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 Posted: Fri Jan 21st, 2022 07:01 pm
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I have seen a number of GE fans that are 25 or 40 cycles AC but do use brushes.   That's that way they were built but I don't know the actual reason why.

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 Posted: Sat Jan 22nd, 2022 12:35 am
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I had one that was 40hz with brushes. It ran good on a half wave rectifier.

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 Posted: Sat Jan 22nd, 2022 01:28 am
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   Can't zero in on year of manufacture without better pics/info as per Dave McManaman's 2nd Post... This is plucked form the 1926 catalog at:https://new.afcaforum.com/index.php?/topic/592-general-electric-bulletins-instruction-sheets-price-lists-catalogs-1895-1952/ 






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 Posted: Sun Jan 23rd, 2022 01:48 am
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It should weigh more than a 60 cycle model. More copper in the windings of the lower frequency models. There were still areas not standardized to the 60 cycle system. Exactly why and where I don't know the detailed details. I barely made it through high school.  :D

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 Posted: Mon Jan 24th, 2022 12:02 pm
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Thanks guys. Thought it was odd. I have a few of these and have seen a bunch more and never saw those brushes. That being said I am a rookie with these fans. lol.

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