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 Posted: Wed May 16th, 2018 02:57 pm
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Michael Keith
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From reading forum posts here I have discovered a lot of information about my Emerson 79646-AU.  For instance, the id tag has a small "29" in the bottom corner which means it was made in 1949.  One of your posters stated the first production date of the "AU" fan was August, 1948.  And, I performed the magnet test on the base and it is aluminum.  I knew the back bullet cover was aluminum as I think they are on all of these fans.  The motor housing is cast iron as the magnet stuck there.  My question is what does the letter "T" stamped in the upper left corner of the tag mean?  Thank you for your help!

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 Posted: Wed May 16th, 2018 04:22 pm
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Steve Stephens
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That is correct about the 29 being a date code where 20 is added to get the year made.   I have never heard that the AU is a month made code and think it may refer to the color of the fan but don't quote me there.    Can you post a photo of your motor tag?   I don't know what the T is for.

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 Posted: Wed May 16th, 2018 05:07 pm
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Steve, thanks for the reply.  I think it was just coincidence that the first production of the "AU" fans was in August of '48.  I also don't think the letters "AU" stand for August.  In terms of a pic of the tag, my wife just went out of town till Sunday and took my ipad with her so I'm not able to take a good picture to post till then.  But I can tell you that the "T" is stamped into the tag's upper left corner rather than printed on it like the rest of the information.  These are very good fans.  Mine runs strong, quiet and cool.  I've had it on for an hour or two and felt the top of the motor after that time and it is still as cool as can be.  That's quality!

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