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|Happy to find you all. I'm sure the reason for my entrance here has been repeated a thousand times..... My wife has a beautiful Westinghouse floor fan.. She used it this summer. I was gone one day, and when I came home she said, "my fan QUIT!" (She loves old things, and in our present 1920's farmhouse, our kitchen range is a 1948 Hotpoint. Previous 93 yo owner told us, "when REA brought power to the farm, we bought this in 1948) Works just fine. Hence, .... we both love this old fan.
So here I am. The blades are stiff to rotate. Like the bearings suddenly went dry. I don't remember them being that way. Turn on and off: NO sign of life. NO buzz, click, smoke, smell, - not hot. Just died.
Tonight I pulled the rear cover off and my Triplet meter shows 110V on the two solder points in the fan head. So I have power. This fan is in very good condition otherwise; paint good; screw heads do not show signs of ever being removed; blades perfect; blade cage perfect.
Identification marks are: Style: LXM 51448. Cat. No. 10 PMP. Serial "AR" All stamped on the unit. Oscillating floor model. So I have set out to attempt to repair/restore this to good operating condition. I have NO idea when this was made, so I could even be in the wrong forum.
I suspect how, "far," I go now into the, "vintage fan world," will largely depend on the success of this first project. I admit to having a life long disease of loving most every rusty piece of mechanical history I come across. Hopeless.
I'd like to find an exploded view of this unit. My worry is that a winding in the motor has gone open. That could be a real problem. Any tips or directions would be appreciated.