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 Posted: Tue Sep 11th, 2012 10:03 pm
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Tom Dreesen

Joined: Fri Nov 25th, 2005
Location: Roanoke, Virginia USA
It also turns out that Century made up and down brackets.

My 173 came with 3 of one and one of the other (haven't tried to figure out direction yet).  Below is "as found".  Clearly the blades had the same paint, the same dirt, the same patina, etc, except there was an odd man out.  One wonders how this fan performed.

Also interesting is the method of balancing them.  Each wooden blade has a weight in grams and they varied considerably.  So stamped cut inserts which perfectly fit the hollow under the brackets were added with various parts removed for weight.

One wonders why bother with a 20 lb stator.

So if anyone has a 1980 bracket, or three C862 brackets, I am in the market.

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Last edited on Tue Sep 11th, 2012 10:03 pm by Tom Dreesen