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 Posted: Mon Sep 13th, 2021 04:06 am
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Mike Morris
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Picked up this Peerless over the weekend. From what I have been able to find in the forum, I am thinking around 1915?  Has BB/BC with steel base, no oscillator engagement knob and older style front wick holder. I posted an enlargement of the badge, It sure looks like FFI9, but I did find a post about FF 1-9. Any info appreciated. Thanks








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 Posted: Mon Sep 13th, 2021 02:57 pm
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Jim Humphrey
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Mike, I sold one a couple of years ago, but don't recall/didn't record where I got it.  I'd agree with your date guestimate, and from what I've seen of these fans, Peerless pretty much used the "I" and the "1" interchangeably.  Also they might use a "-" between numbers or letters or they might not.  But they made great fans, smooth and quiet.  But I guess more to the point, the one I had was an FFI  9 or possibly FF1  9, and I might have used FF 1 - 9 to refer to it at times.  Jim

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Dave McManaman
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Mike Morris wrote:  ... older style front wick holder ..."




Mike: I've got a somewhat newer front oscillator Peerless that is missing the front oiler and I've yet to find one for comparison purposes. Everything I've found is too large. From the receiving point, mine appears to be more of a pin mount, or at least a very small thread. Any chance I could get a picture of how that one looks off the fan and what it mounts like? Thanks for your consideration.

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 Posted: Tue Sep 14th, 2021 04:27 am
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Mike Morris
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Sure, here you go. Appears to be a 1/4-28 thread with a slight taper  0.237 at tip to 0.246 further up. It will start into my 1/4-28 die but does not go in the die completely. (that die is well worn, needs replacing)













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Thanks Mike. I appreciate you taking the time to post those pictures. Unfortunately, that would be too large for what I have. I need to get some true measurements but a #6 screw is just a tad too small and a #8 a bit big. So it's a smaller receiving port than any oiler I've seen so far - at least for the front oscillator Peerless fans. I've got an old marelli aureta that has little pin like grease cups and this almost reminds me of those. Thanks again and great fan you've got there!

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