AFCA Forums Home
Home Search search Menu menu Not logged in - Login | Register
AFCA Forums > Antique Fan Collectors Association > Post-1950 (Vintage) > Looking for used fanblade Patton U2-1887

 Moderated by: Steve Cunningham, Stan Adams, Rod Rogers
New Topic Reply Printer Friendly
Looking for used fanblade Patton U2-1887  Rate Topic 
AuthorPost
 Posted: Tue Sep 21st, 2021 05:20 pm
  PMQuoteReply
1st Post
Ted Frengel
Guest
 

Joined: Tue Sep 21st, 2021
Location:  
Status: 
Offline
Hi,The fan blade on my Patton U2-1887 cracked near the hub and all three blades flew off.
Any suggestions where i can find an original fan blade, or a good replacement?
Stupid question, but i must ask - Can the blue aluminum blade be repaired - Soldered or "braised"?  I'm thinking the bond would not be strong enough, and the "balance" of the blade would cause shaking?

I'm not a big fan enthusiast - I picked this up from a factory a few years back and really like it.  I asked around about buying another fan and everybody tells me i better keep this one and fix it up?
I believe it had the original 3-blade, blue aluminum fan blade, about 18" with 1/2" hub.
Not sure of the age of fan - Pretty sure it has a MacMillan motor which works fine.

Any advice?

I can send pics if they would be useful.




Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

 Posted: Tue Sep 21st, 2021 06:31 pm
  PMQuoteReply
2nd Post
Mark Olson
AFCA Member
 

Joined: Thu Nov 22nd, 2018
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana USA
Status: 
Offline
Pictures may help. Is the blade blue anodized aluminum, or just painted blue? Aluminum can be welded using a couple or three different methods, but that may open a whole new can of worms, It would be best to consult a local welding shop that welds aluminum. Replacement blades can be purchased from an air conditioning parts supplier; the blades come in different diameters, pitches, number of wings, rotation direction and hub bore. There are some blades that accept a hub adapter which can be selected for your shaft diameter.

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Tue Sep 21st, 2021 08:23 pm
  PMQuoteReply
3rd Post
Arjun Saini
AFCA Member


Joined: Tue Feb 25th, 2020
Location:  
Status: 
Offline
1990s fan

Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

 Posted: Wed Sep 22nd, 2021 12:30 am
  PMQuoteReply
4th Post
Ted Frengel
Guest
 

Joined: Tue Sep 21st, 2021
Location:  
Status: 
Offline
Thanks Mark and Arjun.
The blade is blue anodized aluminum.

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Wed Sep 22nd, 2021 12:26 pm
  PMQuoteReply
5th Post
Tom Zapf
AFCA Member
 

Joined: Tue Feb 24th, 2009
Location:  
Status: 
Offline
THERE WERE TWO STYLES OF THAT BLADE, ONE BLADE "PETAL" WAS ALMOST ROUND (EARLY) THE LATER ONES WERE MORE AKIN TO A PARTIAL MOON SHAPE.
THE LATER FANS THAT IMITATE PATTON (AND LAKEWOOD) HAVE PAPER THIN ALUMINUM BLADES IN SILVER OR BLACK FINISH AND THEY ARENT THE SAME AT ALL. 

WITH THE HIGH RPM OF THESE FANS I AM NOT SURE I WOULD TRUST A WELD BEING BALANCED . I BELIEVE A GRAINGER TYPE PLACE MIGHT HAVE REPLACEMENT BLADES IF SOMEONE HERE ON THE SITE DOESNT HAVE ONE.. FOR THE LATTER ITS GOOD TO KNOW ROUND OR MOON SHAPED BLADES . 

Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

 Posted: Wed Sep 22nd, 2021 01:38 pm
  PMQuoteReply
6th Post
Ted Frengel
Guest
 

Joined: Tue Sep 21st, 2021
Location:  
Status: 
Offline
Thanks Tom, I tried to upload pics from my phone.   I'm seeing them on this site using my phone browser, but not seeing it on my laptop broswer?  Hope they are visible.
I'm thinking, from your description, my petals must be the later "half moon" shape.  
However, they are blue - I'm not familiar with the "anodizing" process, but i know bit about guitars - Early Fenders used gold anodized pickguards and this appears to be comparable to that - Kinda flat finish, with a "blackboard" feel when you take a fingernail across it (if that makes any sense?).
So, i guess i'll sit tight for a while and see if anybody has an extra blade i can use.
Thanks again everybody.
ted

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Thu Sep 23rd, 2021 12:44 pm
  PMQuoteReply
7th Post
Ted Frengel
Guest
 

Joined: Tue Sep 21st, 2021
Location:  
Status: 
Offline


Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

 Posted: Thu Sep 23rd, 2021 12:47 pm
  PMQuoteReply
8th Post
Ted Frengel
Guest
 

Joined: Tue Sep 21st, 2021
Location:  
Status: 
Offline


Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Thu Sep 23rd, 2021 12:52 pm
  PMQuoteReply
9th Post
Ted Frengel
Guest
 

Joined: Tue Sep 21st, 2021
Location:  
Status: 
Offline


Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

 Posted: Thu Sep 23rd, 2021 01:30 pm
  PMQuoteReply
10th Post
Tom Zapf
AFCA Member
 

Joined: Tue Feb 24th, 2009
Location:  
Status: 
Offline
HELLO YES YOURS IS THE LATER VERSION "HALF MOON" TYPE DESIGN , THE PICTURE DEFINITELY HELPS... I AM SURE SOMEBODY IN THIS CLUB CAN COME UP WITH ONE ! 

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Thu Sep 23rd, 2021 02:59 pm
  PMQuoteReply
11th Post
Ted Frengel
Guest
 

Joined: Tue Sep 21st, 2021
Location:  
Status: 
Offline
Thanks  Tom, I'll sit tight and hope the right person sees this.  ted

Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

Current time is 07:51 pm  
AFCA Forums > Antique Fan Collectors Association > Post-1950 (Vintage) > Looking for used fanblade Patton U2-1887 Top



Beige Theme By: Di @ UltraBB
UltraBB 1.17 Copyright © 2007-2008 Data 1 Systems
Page processed in 0.1591 seconds (47% database + 53% PHP). 28 queries executed.