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 Posted: Thu Nov 8th, 2018 12:06 am
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William Dunlap
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I bought a 1922 Emerson Northwind recently with some issues. Nothing too serious.I recently painted some parts on my car and had some clear and black left over, so that's what I used. I also still have some Black Cherry pearl additive for the clear and I used that, too. I missed my GE fan painted like this so that's what prompted me to do this.

Well, one of the issues was a burnt out speed coil winding. These fans used Ni-chrome or stainless steel resistance wire as basically a rheostat. I found exactly the right wire online and paid 5$ including shipping for 250 feet of the the stuff. Now I can rewind others, lots of them, as long as they require the same wire.


004 by William Dunlap, on Flickr

Sorry about the fuzzy pic. The brand is Lightning Vapes. Apparently, this wire is used in vaping equipment, so if I was vaping I could rewind my own vape thingy?

It has certainly brought the price down....

So, here's a short video of it with some explanation. 





By the way, inside a room in lower light, the fan looks as though it is painted a very dark brown color. It's only when the sunlight hits it that you can see all the cherry sparkles in the paint. My workbench has windows right above it, so in the video the sun is really bright making it look very sparkly, when while inside you don't really get that effect very much.

006 by William Dunlap, on Flickr

Also, I cut and radiused brass wings for it because these little brushed motors can push a lot more air than they do with the flat wings. It runs 46, 55 and 62 watts on low, medium and high speeds respectively. Some of these are very quiet like this one and some have a lot of brush noise. I attribute that to low wear and probably the material the brushes are made of. I think they vary in hardness. Softer ones are likely quieter.

Cheers,
Bill


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 Posted: Thu Nov 8th, 2018 12:17 am
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David Kilnapp
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Spectacular job Bill, a real looker!

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 Posted: Thu Nov 8th, 2018 12:35 am
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Mark Behrend
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Very nice looking Northwind!

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 Posted: Thu Nov 8th, 2018 01:13 am
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Todd Adornato
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What method did you use to cup the blades?

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 Posted: Thu Nov 8th, 2018 01:39 am
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Nice!  Thanks for sharing the video. 

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 Posted: Thu Nov 8th, 2018 03:14 am
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William Dunlap
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I have a Grizzly slip roll that also forms rings for cages. One of the best tools I've ever had.
And thanks for the nice comments. Right at the end of the video, the paper towel gets up into the blade. Now, I didn't stop the video there, the battery just went dead. There was no drama because of that, though.
Cheers,
Bill

Last edited on Thu Nov 8th, 2018 03:21 am by William Dunlap

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 Posted: Thu Nov 8th, 2018 06:08 am
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Charlie Forster
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Nice Job Bill!!
I like that color too.

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 Posted: Thu Nov 8th, 2018 03:23 pm
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Michael Rathberger
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Heck of a $50.00 fan.

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 Posted: Fri Nov 9th, 2018 03:50 am
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Levi Mevis
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I agree, around where I live you wouldn't be caught dead paying $50 for that fan, as the antique malls around where I live always want to upcharge ya for the fans by over $50 or more over the base price they paid for the fan... :pissed :down:

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 Posted: Fri Nov 9th, 2018 05:01 am
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William Dunlap
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I bought it from an AFCA member.
You get the best deals right here.

Cheers,
Bill

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 Posted: Fri Nov 9th, 2018 06:25 am
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Charlie Forster
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Levi ,
  A lot of those fans are in those Antique shops are on consignment.
You may want to look at the swap meets and flee markets. 
 Go to the events  that are off subject  like car parts swap meets  etc.

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 Posted: Fri Nov 9th, 2018 05:54 pm
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Todd Adornato
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William Dunlap wrote: I bought it from an AFCA member.
You get the best deals right here.

Cheers,
Bill

Bill,

Was this in a WTS ad, or did you buy it at a fan meet?  In the very short time I’ve been a member here, my impression has been that the best deals in the Classifieds here have been mostly for parts.   Most of the WTS ads for fans.... have only been links to eBay auctions, which I find interesting since that practice is banned on the other forums where I’m a member. 

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 Posted: Fri Nov 9th, 2018 06:15 pm
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Levi Mevis
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Charlie Forster wrote: Levi ,
  A lot of those fans are in those Antique shops are on consignment.
You may want to look at the swap meets and flee markets. 
 Go to the events  that are off subject  like car parts swap meets  etc.
I would do that but there aren't many swap meets in N. Indiana near me. Plus most of the flea markets near me including Shipshewana have never had any vintage or antique fans for sale whenever I've been to them unfortunately.

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 Posted: Fri Nov 9th, 2018 06:18 pm
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William Dunlap
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I found it in the BST section. I've found some good deals there, but you have to beat some of the members here to them.......George, and others.

Cheers
Bill

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 Posted: Fri Nov 9th, 2018 06:21 pm
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George Durbin
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William Dunlap wrote: I found it in the BST section. I've found some good deals there, but you have to beat some of the members here to them.......George, and others.

Cheers
Bill

Hey!!

Beautiful fan Bill!

Geo...

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 Posted: Fri Nov 9th, 2018 10:20 pm
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Ryan Blazei
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Nice fan, I would say it is quite a bit more valuable than 50 bucks now...

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