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 Posted: Thu May 21st, 2020 05:32 pm
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Michael Aidinovich
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Looking for the large and small fiber washers on an Emerson Centrifugal switch, specifically an Emmy 1510?  Believe the dimensions are as follows.
 
The small fiber washers in fractions are ID 1/8”, OD 7/32, thickness 1/64 or decimal I believe ID = .125, OD = .219, thickness .0515
 
The large fiber washers in fractions are ID 1/8", OD 3/8", thickness of 1/32" or decimal I believe ID = .125, OD = .219, thickness .0312
 
Already reached out to Chad and Darryl.  Darryl mentioned he could make them but before going down that path I'm hoping someone has them.
 
Let me know

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 Posted: Thu May 21st, 2020 05:40 pm
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Ive always bought mine from Gordon Sommers 
http://www.afcaforum.com/users/1979.html

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 Posted: Thu May 21st, 2020 11:48 pm
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Michael Aidinovich
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Thanks Chris.  

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 Posted: Fri May 22nd, 2020 01:58 pm
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I've got a whole box of many different sizes, let me check when I get home.

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 Posted: Fri May 22nd, 2020 06:54 pm
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Michael Aidinovich
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Thank you Richard, if you have them please PM the cost.

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 Posted: Fri May 22nd, 2020 09:15 pm
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Gordon Sommers no longer has these washers to offer. If someone gifted out there can locate a website that will offer these fiber washers to MATCH the dimensions of the original Emerson centrifugal switch fiber washers please share.  I have made a futile attempt in past locate a website that would stock them to share with all. The best I could do is locate a manufacturer at that time willing to tool up to reproduce them in quantity for a "$$$" price. 

If memory serves me right, Gordon in past phone conversation could not recall the supplier he got his from.

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Sorry, I don't have those that you need.

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 Posted: Fri May 22nd, 2020 11:39 pm
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I satisfactorily used nylon spacers I bought from Ace Hardware and used a razor blade to slice them to the same thickness as the original multiple fiber washers. I think it was 3 per location.  I was able to find the outer, larger washers on ebay.  Works perfectly! And nylon has less friction than fiber washers. 

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 Posted: Fri May 22nd, 2020 11:51 pm
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Lane Shirey wrote: I satisfactorily used nylon spacers I bought from Ace Hardware and used a razor blade to slice them to the same thickness as the original multiple fiber washers. I think it was 3 per location.  I was able to find the outer, larger washers on ebay.  Works perfectly! And nylon has less friction than fiber washers. 
https://www.afcaforum.com/forum1/45416.html

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 Posted: Mon May 25th, 2020 12:43 pm
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Thanks for checking Richard!!!

Russ I too spent days looking for a supplier/distributor with the hopes of finding that needle in the haystack, but no luck.  Additionally, I spoke with a few manufactures willing to make these washers as a special run.  One of these manufactures “special run” quotes was halfway decent, but still high when considering there washers.   

I am willing to place a special run order if collectively the need is there and/or workout an arrangement with Darryl.  If anyone on the forum has a need for these washers, PM me so I can get a count.

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Michael Aidinovich wrote: Thanks for checking Richard!!!

Russ I too spent days looking for a supplier/distributor with the hopes of finding that needle in the haystack, but no luck.  Additionally, I spoke with a few manufactures willing to make these washers as a special run.  One of these manufactures “special run” quotes was halfway decent, but still high when considering there washers.   

I am willing to place a special run order if collectively the need is there and/or workout an arrangement with Darryl.  If anyone on the forum has a need for these washers, PM me so I can get a count.


Gordon must of had them made in past and electively chose to sell them as sets to the club. If memory serves me right I believe he sold them for roughly $6.00 a set when he did have them. If there is a website supplier such as Darryl who is willing to patiently sell a set at reasonable cost, then having them mass produced by a manufacturer is worth it. It is a tough call. Someone has to pay up front to have them made in quantity.  

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 Posted: Mon May 25th, 2020 03:03 pm
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Agree Russ.  I don't mind doing it as long as there's a need by members/guest.  I just don't want to get stuck spending a few hundred in washers for one fan.    So again, if you need them RAISE you hand and let me know.

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 Posted: Mon May 25th, 2020 05:00 pm
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Michael Aidinovich wrote: Agree Russ.  I don't mind doing it as long as there's a need by members/guest.  I just don't want to get stuck spending a few hundred in washers for one fan.    So again, if you need them RAISE you hand and let me know.


I'll clarify once again. The reason no one jumps on this is the simple fact they will invest a Ben Franklin+ into having them made, and then they have to sit on the inventory while demand trickles in. I emphasize the word "trickle". Gordon Sommers did many a KIND favor by obtaining a supply of them and offering to sell them on his time and dime. On top of that, Gordon was very reasonable and generous with what he charged the members for one set. The goal would be to find a manufacturer that will reproduce them reasonable enough to keep the vendors price $10.00 or less a set.

I don't think any ONE member wants to be stuck with the full inventory of these fiber washers. There may be a few members that may show interest in sharing with you in the investment of having them made. They would no doubt have a fairly large stash of early Emersons.  I know of one member who sent me a set to try and pin down a supplier of these washers. I failed to do so, like yourself. He did express interest in the cost of having them made in bulk. If he wishes to contact you, that I will leave up to him. I myself do not have enough personal demand or interest to want to share the investment and take inventory in having them made in bulk. On top of that I don't attend fan meets very often in order to sell them directly. I would however have interest in purchasing a set or few if the price per set is not excessive.

Maybe there is a manufacturer that will tool up and reproduce them in bulk out there that I missed at a more reasonable price?  I may give it another shot to try and find one. Good luck to you!

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I would want a few sets.

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 Posted: Tue May 26th, 2020 05:09 pm
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A member  :hammer:PM'ed me with a set of washers so I'm good for now.  However, in my spare time I'll continue to investigate a reasonably priced manufacture since a number of members did respond needing washer sets.

If the stars and moon align on the washers, I plan on distributing as Gordon did.
 

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Michael Aidinovich wrote: A member  :hammer:PM'ed me with a set of washers so I'm good for now.  However, in my spare time I'll continue to investigate a reasonably priced manufacture since a number of members did respond needing washer sets.

If the stars and moon align on the washers, I plan on distributing as Gordon did.
 
Thank you!

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