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 Posted: Thu Feb 18th, 2010 02:02 am
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Rob Duffy
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Mine was wrapped on the rear ring, I am looking for a decent cage with no breaks.

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 Posted: Thu Feb 18th, 2010 03:27 am
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David Hunter
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Oh Geez, Rob. You have been going through the ringer for this fan. I hope you find what you are looking for. I too, have searched for parts for a fan of mine, to no avail. I hope you have better luck.

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 Posted: Thu Feb 18th, 2010 12:53 pm
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Fred Berry
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I'm sure he'll get what he needs. He really wanted an 02' trunnion mount, these are very uncommon, and this fan was an opportunity to finally land one!

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 Posted: Thu Feb 18th, 2010 01:22 pm
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Doug Handley
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Rob,

Your best bet is probably to have one made.  The cages almost never survived without the fans. 

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 Posted: Thu Feb 18th, 2010 02:10 pm
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Your best bet will be a drop ring cage from a later BMY which will be an 8 wire cage. Finding a lone original 10 wire drop ring pancake cage will be near impossible. Even the 8 wire drop ring cages are hard to come by. I bought 2 about 8 months ago and they were over $100 each. I'd imagine an original 10 wire cage will probably be nearly as much as what I paid for both of the 8 wire cages.

For what it's worth - the 8 wire cages from the later BMY's are for all intents and purposes identical to the 8 wire drop ring cages used on many of the later cakes.

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 Posted: Thu Feb 18th, 2010 05:28 pm
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Rob, either find a 1901 or 02 cage or have a new one made. Stick with the 10 wire as it's correct and unique for your fan. You already have the impossible to find cage badge.

BMY cages have wrapped rear rings. Your fan has pierced rear rings. BMY cage badges are not as detailed and crisp as the 10-wire cage badges, are deeper and have a rear cover unlike your fan should (shouldn't) have.

Since you have indicated you will eventually restore your fan a new cage, done correctly, should be nearly impossible to tell from an original. And you even have the original front and rear rings and connectors. Just have them incorporated into some new S-wires. You'll have a stunning and completely original looking pancake that way. But find the person who can do it right.

At least you are way ahead of me and my 1902 pancake where I have only the rear ring and no badge. Been thinking of having an 1898 style large open ring cage made for it. Any cage almost is better than a BMY cage I think.

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 Posted: Thu Feb 18th, 2010 08:58 pm
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Rob Duffy
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Thanks for the input everyone. I figured this wouldn't get me far but it was worth a try. I am glad to have...most of the cage for my fan even though the S wires are wrapped around the rear ring, atleast that badge is there.

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