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 Posted: Sat May 21st, 2016 04:58 pm
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Lawrence Smith
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Just scored these today at the local flea market, westy runs on 1 speed, switch is there, Emerson is supposed to work but I have not tested it yet, anyone have more specific info on these 2? Inside diameter on the westy is approx 22"
Thanks Lawrence 

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Lawrence Smith
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Emmy motor tag 

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 Posted: Sat May 21st, 2016 05:00 pm
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Lawrence Smith
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 Posted: Sat May 21st, 2016 06:04 pm
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Its a Westinghouse Whirlaire. Should have a rotary switch out back at the bottom.

The Emerson looks like a circulator sans original blade.

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The Emmy is a early circulator which should have a two blade cast aluminumProp.

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Lawrence Smith
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westinghouse has the switch & appears complete--switch of course doesn't seem to work.The emmy has 2 sets of wires coming out the back with no switch. seller said he kept the base for it's oil/gas theme & the fan worked-- anyone have a blade?,   so the emmy is roughly 1935 ish?westinghouse? 1945 ish ?
thanks guys-- 
anyone have a spare blade? I have a pedestal this would look great on!1

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Emmy may be a telephone operator  fan .
Russ should chime in on it.

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 Posted: Sun May 22nd, 2016 01:17 pm
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Lawrence Smith
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thanks for the info Mike, I was looking at the 1934 catalog this site offers-- I'll take some better pictures of both fans today. Lawrence

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Lawrence Smith
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https://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?v=yBo7pWY67J0
short video of the whirlaire in action!!

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That Westinghouse sure moves the air!!!

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really quiet ,I want to get the low speed working !!

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https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=ym8WiCwFsa8
Emmy , bearings are noisy , they have already quieted down with some oil added to the port on top. Ran for 20 plus minutes didn't get hot , check the short vid

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Lawrence, did u ever get low speed to work on this westy I picked one up a couple of weeks back, and can’t get mine to work either because u can’t find switches anymore. So any help would be greatly appreciated thanks 

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Nice 'n easy going 6 pole motor. Just like downtown. 

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Russ Huber
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The Emerson Circulator motor type and speed is a match in the 34 catalogue. You have ball bearings and if replaced(not as difficult as it sounds) she will run smooth as silk.

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The Emerson would have had a cast iron bullet cover on the back with a switch mounted into it. I just restored mine. They are ball bearings, so they might be able to cleaned and greased if you take the motor apart. I would not use oil as it’ll eventually run into the motor and get on the centrifugal switch and windings. 
One set of wires goes to AC power. The other set go to the switch. They’re a single speed fan. Mine is a ceiling Mount version. And yes it should have a cast aluminum blade. It’s an uncommon  fan and finding a blade will be a challenge. 

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