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 Posted: Thu Dec 17th, 2015 04:41 am
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Terry Plata
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In my earlier post I was seeking a spring hanger to complete an R&M 7300 phone booth fan. No parts for sale but I did locate a member with a complete fan who has offered his hanger as a pattern for a recasting. The new part would be of brass for painting per original or could be polished for more bling and require drilling the hole for the tube.  The Western Electric 7300 also uses this part and there may be others. (See photo). Cost would depend on how many we ordered but estimated at $45 to $50 each. I have three reservations as of now and would like to place a firm order by the end of the year.  Thanks! Terry Plata

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Last edited on Thu Dec 17th, 2015 05:03 am by Terry Plata

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 Posted: Thu Dec 17th, 2015 05:31 am
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Cory Baughn
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So it would just be the part attached to the fan, and not the part that goes on the base? I ask because I didn't know if just a motor was found if someone could find an R&M desk fan with that same base portion and add the pipe holder that bolts to the wall mount base. That price seems very reasonable though for casting, I'm amazed that forgery businesses can do small orders like that!

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 Posted: Thu Dec 17th, 2015 03:29 pm
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Terry Plata
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Hey Cory, The spring hanger will be the only part that will be reproduced. In the photo it is the casting with four fingers that suspend the fan motor. I happen to also need the curved tube but that will be easier to duplicate with hardware store items. The wall mounting base is not part of this exercise. The small quantity at a reasonable price will likely be accomplished by using the original part as a pattern, thereby saving the expense of a patternmaker's time. Brass shrinks during the cast so the new parts will be about 1/16 inch smaller than the original. Geoff Dunaway is the parts donor and we are using his favorite foundry. 

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