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 Posted: Sun May 22nd, 2011 11:35 pm
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Gordon Sommers
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Hi all my fan budds. I need a little help on the restoration of my old Seabreeze rollabout. Anyone know what year or year,s this was made, and what the diameter of the wheels were? I know it's not a fancy brass fan but it runs to good to not paint 'er up and put 'er to use.              









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Gordon

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 Posted: Mon May 23rd, 2011 01:05 am
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Nicholas Denney
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A lovely fan! I favor those for the nice low speed - I have the tilting floor model.


Measure the distance from the center of the 'bearing' straight down to the floor. The wheels are supposed to just touch the floor while leaving the fan standing flat.

 

 

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 Posted: Mon May 23rd, 2011 01:16 am
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Gordon Sommers
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Hey Nicholas thanks for the reply. I wish my badge looked as good as yours. It looks as if the wheels should be 4 inch's in diameter, just wanted to know for sure. I'm having a hard time finding that small a wheel with the 1/2 inch hole and only a inch wide at the hub.               Thanks again Gordon

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 Posted: Mon May 23rd, 2011 01:32 pm
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great fan. the 20" size blade on the roll-around fans i believe started in 1958 (maybe 1957), but the Rollers were definilty still 18" blade in 1956. I think this type model lasted until early 1960's. good luck and show some photos after painted!

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 Posted: Tue May 24th, 2011 02:56 am
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Sam Owen
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I used bicycle training wheels on mine.  Not original but serves the purpose.

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 Posted: Tue May 24th, 2011 03:18 am
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Hey Tom Zapf ! Thanks for the reply. The blade on my fan does measure 18 inches. I will post pictures after new paint, but I'm kinda slow.      Gordon

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 Posted: Fri May 27th, 2011 02:43 am
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Hey Gordon check out Tractor Supply for wheels. They have a bunch to look at. I also would try Lowes in the lawnmower parts...seems like my deck wheels on the Snapper are about the size you need. Say hi to the wife.

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 Posted: Fri May 27th, 2011 02:01 pm
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yours is definilty later 50's, post 1956 because of the color and the style of the blade. i have the 1956 version and two of the 1953 version (1952 and older was 4 wing 16" blade). The only difference from 53-56 is the style of the switch, the motor and the color.  The Seabreeze was much more multi functional and the motor and blade were used int he window fans, plus with the cage it was also used on the low floor tilting fan and there was a convertible window fan where you too the entire cage unit and popped it out of the window panel and turned it around to reverse air direction. the blade and motor here also were used in the late 50's early 60's box fans. you can have the color made up at sherwin williams by bringing a clean part and using their computer. The Preval sprayer kits work ok, just be very light with the coats or it runs. I re-did a 1958 westinghouse window fan that way and it came out great. i have two westy box fans and another 1958 panel window fan to do and because you have to thint he paint i will do it all at once. THAT part is a pain. You can make it look like new.. Show us the "Done" photos

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 Posted: Mon Jun 13th, 2011 04:48 am
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I'm working on it fellas, hope to post pic's in a week or so.   Gordon

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 Posted: Sun Aug 21st, 2011 05:50 pm
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I finally finished this morning. Not too bad for a $15.00 fan and a whole lot a work.





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 Posted: Sun Aug 21st, 2011 06:00 pm
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Looks good.  You're going to need it if the temps keep hitting 3 digits.  Plug it in and turn it on high.  It hit 104 the other day down here. 

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 Posted: Sun Aug 21st, 2011 06:26 pm
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Hey Dennis good to here from you. And yes it is plenty hot here to, poor old AC working hard.

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 Posted: Sun Aug 21st, 2011 06:33 pm
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Gordon,

I love that fan.  My great aunt had one just like Nick's.  You did good work my friend.

Larry

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 Posted: Sun Aug 21st, 2011 07:32 pm
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Good job! Makes my look pitiful now.

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 Posted: Sun Aug 21st, 2011 08:19 pm
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Gordon Sommers
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Hey Larry and Sam thanks a lot. It's been so hot here I haven't felt much like working on anything after work. Guess that's why it took so long.

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 Posted: Mon Aug 22nd, 2011 08:41 pm
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Looks great! Great job free-handing those letters in the center! You can't even tell.

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