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 Posted: Thu Sep 5th, 2019 12:32 am
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Chris Smith
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I am restoring a 16” Colonial tab base front oscillator for a client. I am looking for the bearing cap that’s pictured on the back of this fan. If you have one your willing to part with please pm me. If you have one I can make a copy of and your willing to lend it to me for a few weeks please PM me. Tks

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 Posted: Thu Sep 5th, 2019 01:25 am
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Chris, I have the same fan in a 12" and another DC stationary and had another AC stationary model and I have not seen any I recall with a cap on the rear bearing.  Is it possible the one on the fan in your photo is a hole cover such as this-





My 12" Colonial-







Note the knurled thumb shoulder screw on this fan.   I have seen it on others also.  I"m not sure the shoulder screw on your fan is the correct one.



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 Posted: Thu Sep 5th, 2019 09:49 am
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Rick Powell
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Chris I have three Colonial/Peerless like your and non of them have caps, I did get one that had a wine cork carved to fit over the bearing which was pretty neat.

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 Posted: Thu Sep 5th, 2019 12:40 pm
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Chris Smith
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Thanks for the info . The fan I posted a pic of was in the sold fans link on Chads Antique fan parts site. I'm guessing it was an added part by whomever restored it as I, you, and several others have never seen this cap on other examples of this fan. Chad has several in stock and none have the cap either. I do like the look though, and the pic of the hole cover that Steve provided makes perfect sense and serves as a good way to keep dust out. I will head to my local ACE Hardware and pick one up, paint it the same color as the fan,  and if the client likes the look it will remain in place. Thanks Guys

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Chris Smith
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This fan I am restoring has a flat brass oscillator arm, and the oscillator wheel has a taller shaft portion then I have seen in pics of other models. There is a brass nut between the oscillator wheel and the gear box. I have not disassembled the oscillator wheel as I do not see any set screws that hold it in place. So before I make a mistake and break something, can anyone explain the proper way of taking the wheel and brass nut off please. Mine also does not have the proper shoulder screw to connect the oscillator arm to the wheel, and does not have a wing nut to adjust the pitch of the fan.  So if anyone has a shoulder screw and wing nut they are willing to part with please pm me. Thanks

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 Posted: Thu Sep 5th, 2019 03:44 pm
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Chris, the extended oscillator wheel on your fan is a later version, possibly done that way to save the cost of making the curved linkage?

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 Posted: Thu Sep 5th, 2019 08:02 pm
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I have acquired the wing nut and shoulder screw. Tks 

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