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 Posted: Sun Dec 1st, 2019 11:45 pm
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Scott Marley
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Checking to see if anyone has a Westinghouse parts Fan, i could use the oscillator section for this 457678 shown. Been watching for one to show up. Maybe another style # Oscillator would also work?

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 Posted: Mon Dec 2nd, 2019 09:07 am
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Alex Rushing
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Is it a 12" fan?

A lot of the mid teens through the 1920s, while had Oscillators with minor cosmetic differences, were cross compatible. Keep in mind that even removing a good Oscillator from a bad motor can risk breakage. So you rarely see the Oscillator parts by themselves. It may be a good idea to locate a non-runnong Westy stump(base, motor, and Oscillator) for cheap and go from there. Some members have some good info on how to transfer the parts safely. It just takes an immense amount of patience. Good luck on finding the part, Scott!
I'll keep an eye out for an Oscillator setup and let you know if I see one. :)

Westy stamped steel motor fans are, by a long shot, the worst fans to have to work on. I have two reworked so far(but only one is completed restoration), with one just reworked to function perfectly awaiting restoration.

Of the big three US fan makers of the era, Emerson and GE had vastly Superior Oscillator setups for ease of operation, reliability, smoothness of sweep, etc. Though, that said, a well restored Westy has a somewhat hypnotizing smoothness when tuned in perfectly.
I love the Westy I restored. Great fan,but I'd never recommend one as a starting fan to resto hobbies.

Here is the one I completed.




And this one(hodgepodge of several Westy models)mechanically and electrically ready to go, awaiting cosmetic work(blades have been repaired, polished and balanced since video - so make no whirring noise now).






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 Posted: Mon Dec 2nd, 2019 11:27 pm
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Thks! It is a one piece 10" blade in a 10.75 cage. I will continue looking for something, maybe combine two fans if need be. In no hurry really, my work space is the kitchen table, until we get our building delivered. I went ahead and gave the wife the table back so i am in a holding pattern any way. 

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