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 Posted: Sun May 2nd, 2021 12:36 am
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Tristan Crider
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I saw this underneath some other junk at an antique store in Southern Mo. He wanted 20$ Any idea on year? Should I melt this lead or solder off the blades or is that factory? Surely not.  

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 Posted: Sun May 2nd, 2021 12:55 am
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A picture of the back showing the screw/vent location would help.  

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 Posted: Sun May 2nd, 2021 12:57 am
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 Posted: Sun May 2nd, 2021 12:58 am
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Not sure why it uploads this way from the phone....

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 Posted: Sun May 2nd, 2021 01:09 am
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Yes,  a BMY.  The struts mount to the front on the earliest version, yours is later.   Definitely worth way more than your $20 to say the least.  👍  Edit your pictures by cropping them a little before posting to have them show correctly.  

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 Posted: Sun May 2nd, 2021 01:10 am
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1911-12 BMY, both years were the same.

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 Posted: Sun May 2nd, 2021 01:12 am
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Thanks! It's missing the GE cap, acorn nut and of course guard/struts. 

It's a massive beast of a fan. Needs a head wire. If it works I think I'll keep it! I asked the guy if he had anymore around but he didn't. 

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 Posted: Sun May 2nd, 2021 04:26 am
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If it had acorn nuts rather than screws I’m pretty sure it’s a 1911. Pretty sure the 1912 used screws?

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 Posted: Sun May 2nd, 2021 02:03 pm
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Sean Campbell wrote: If it had acorn nuts rather than screws I’m pretty sure it’s a 1911. Pretty sure the 1912 used screws?
I think both 1911 and 1912 had the acorn nuts but the 1913 (16" only) had the screws on the motor case.  1913 12" oscillators were the first kidney osc. while the BMY was continued through 1913 for only the 16"

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          We sure about all of that?







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 Posted: Wed May 5th, 2021 02:35 am
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Steve Stephens wrote: Sean Campbell wrote: If it had acorn nuts rather than screws I’m pretty sure it’s a 1911. Pretty sure the 1912 used screws?
I think both 1911 and 1912 had the acorn nuts but the 1913 (16" only) had the screws on the motor case.  1913 12" oscillators were the first kidney osc. while the BMY was continued through 1913 for only the 16"

This 12" 1912 BMY(restored in my collection - all parts, except bearing cap, original to fan) uses case screws. Tall base, screwed motor case, drop ring BC. Uncommon motor configuration and uses the polyphase 3-line headwire and no halo.













Still need to do the motor tag background paint.


And in the original mint condition.

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 Posted: Wed May 5th, 2021 03:38 am
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Nice improvement from the mint original photo Alex.   Maybe there is a lot more that I don't know about the BMY.   I never really collected many and no longer have the 1911 or later BMYs to compare.

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I have a 12" and 16"  with screws.

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 Posted: Wed May 5th, 2021 02:24 pm
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Steve Stephens wrote: Nice improvement from the mint original photo Alex.   Maybe there is a lot more that I don't know about the BMY.   I never really collected many and no longer have the 1911 or later BMYs to compare.
Thank ya Steve!
Had a BMY on the want list, but wanted the less common tall 12". Waited for one in "eBay good condition", and bit the bullet on rusty. Packing was really good, oddly enough. Put some serious time in that one, as the rust went into the iron in several spot. O_o

Of course, the BMY info came from prowling the AFCA forums here for the three days between buying and arrival.

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