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 Posted: Sat Aug 21st, 2021 05:57 pm
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Steve Rockwell
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     After this one, I think I can leave this alone for a while.....

http://www.afcaforum.com/view_topic.php?id=15004 is an 11-year-old thread, and much information has been updated and improved

http://www.afcaforum.com/view_topic.php?id=33985 is the source for the rotor information…..

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 Posted: Sat Aug 21st, 2021 06:02 pm
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Levi Mevis wrote: I have a Hunter Rebadge of the GE 2-Star from possibly 1918, and mine too had a toasted stator unfortunately, and the stator in mine looked just like the OP's stator. 
I've checked around to see if any motor rewind shops around me would rewind the motor and they said it wasn't worth it because one of the motor shops was going to charge $250 to rewind the stator, and another shop was going to charge possibly as much as a $1000 to wind it properly.  :shock: :pissed
I got my stator rewound for my dc GE for two hundred ,which did not seem too much considering the value of the fan , I may have one got to check later and I’ve seen a few  for sale @ antique parts.com around the hundred

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 Posted: Sat Aug 21st, 2021 06:07 pm
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Dave Murray wrote: Was not 1920 the start of the bell oscillator,and 1919 the end of the two star ?I think that is correct.

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 Posted: Sat Aug 21st, 2021 07:27 pm
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Don't spend stupid money on a rewind on a 16" GE brass bell. I just saw a complete one in the rough days ago for $95. GE made bucket loads of them, and they remain fairly plentiful out there to be had for a reasonable price. 

Your fan is a nice example not found nearly as often as the 4 wing models, but it is not rare as hens teeth.  :D  Good luck!

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 Posted: Sat Aug 21st, 2021 07:34 pm
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Emerson 29646 models and GE brass bells were the most common BB fans for me to find in the wild and in shops. Why? The were built to last, and they made thousands of them. 

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 Posted: Sat Aug 21st, 2021 08:05 pm
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I know it is not rare but how many have you seen with the sprague badge and 6 banger ?

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 Posted: Sat Aug 21st, 2021 08:47 pm
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GE 78777...
http://www.afcaforum.com/view_topic.php?id=24949&forum_id=1&highlight=T1

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 Posted: Sun Aug 22nd, 2021 01:07 pm
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So more Sprague....I pulled my AUU, form T1, 4 pole....it has a steel blade but the cage is steel and brass.  Rear ring is steel, everything else is brass - was it repaired?










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 Posted: Sun Aug 22nd, 2021 02:03 pm
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    Jeff, I'm confident saying it's likely unmolested. Having read about these hybrid cages in the Forum, I purchased the only fan thus equipped I've come across just to have an example, otherwise it was just a regular GE, V1 with serial number 1387201. In this instance, rings are steel, esses are brass... I speculated about the brass bending more easily, but the standard explanation has been wartime shortages and likely using up of old stock... Form T1 doesn't turn up nearly as frequently as V much less S, the most wide-ranging of the Form designations...   My personal take on these Sprague fan versions, essentially Pittsfield GEs carrying the S badge, is that they have a cool factor if for no better reason than that they pay homage to one of the true greats of US electrical development.....








Here's a nearby eBay listing from Sep 2017... Not Sprague, though.....









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 Posted: Sat Sep 25th, 2021 02:42 am
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Hey guys so I have got this far with the old girl ,few more pieces to go it waiting for paint to dry ,my ? Would anyone have a four wire stator for sale for this girl ,mine is pretty toast and my local shop would not touch it ,any help would be appreciated,thanks in advance,

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     Incidentally, that Form V9 with brass bell is the earliest fan I've seen with that device... Outside of this unit, earliest brass bell I've seen was Form W.....

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 Posted: Thu Sep 30th, 2021 02:34 am
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 On this sprague fan ,I could not find a four wire stator for so for the time being,  I had a two wire GE stator and I put a speed coil in the original speed control switch so it would run ,so I would assume the original four wire stator would designate its own speed by what part of the coils it was powering , curious on how that works , speed coil versus non speed coil

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 Posted: Thu Sep 30th, 2021 09:24 pm
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Done and dusted

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Dave Murray wrote: Levi Mevis wrote: I have a Hunter Rebadge of the GE 2-Star from possibly 1918, and mine too had a toasted stator unfortunately, and the stator in mine looked just like the OP's stator. 
I've checked around to see if any motor rewind shops around me would rewind the motor and they said it wasn't worth it because one of the motor shops was going to charge $250 to rewind the stator, and another shop was going to charge possibly as much as a $1000 to wind it properly.  :shock: :pissed
I got my stator rewound for my dc GE for two hundred ,which did not seem too much considering the value of the fan , I may have one got to check later and I’ve seen a few  for sale @ antique parts.com around the hundred

If you do have a spare functioning 4-wire GE 2-star stator that would be great. I would definitely appreciate it.  :up: :clap:

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