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 Posted: Sat Feb 29th, 2020 04:50 am
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Vic Valencheck
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Found this fan in an antique store. It's a single speed oscillator. SB/SC. I'm guessing that it was made in the mid 30's. Does anyone have more info on this one? I have more questions and comments as  I show the pictures.










It has a push button switch, Is that original or was there some other type of switch?







The bottom plate has no rubber feet or felt. Was there anything used to protect the furniture?


There are studs on the cover plate as if it were used to mount a switch assembly but there are no slots on the base for a switch lever





The oscillator is very different from other fans I've worked on.





Stator was very easy to remove. One drop over a vise and came right out!



Oscillator came totally a part very easily but with many little parts. The oscillator housing is made out of pot metal.

I'll update progress as it comes along.

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 Posted: Sat Feb 29th, 2020 07:22 am
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I've had single speed switches on Signals like that, sort of a push/pull, if I remember right. I can't read your dataplate numbers that well, but member Duane Burright provided a great template to decode your Signal Model 350 dataplate: 

 Month code. Being the 8th letter in the alphabet, this ties in with the 8th month (August)

31 or 34 - Year code, in this case 1931 or 1934.

232 - the number of unit made in the timeframe described above, your fan is the 232nd Type 350 made during that month / year.

So your SN tells me your fan was the 232nd of it's kind made in July of either 1931 or 1934.

Last edited on Sat Feb 29th, 2020 07:24 am by Mike Kearns

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 Posted: Sat Feb 29th, 2020 05:45 pm
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Vic Valencheck
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Mike Kearns wrote: I've had single speed switches on Signals like that, sort of a push/pull, if I remember right. I can't read your dataplate numbers that well, but member Duane Burright provided a great template to decode your Signal Model 350 dataplate: 

 Month code. Being the 8th letter in the alphabet, this ties in with the 8th month (August)

31 or 34 - Year code, in this case 1931 or 1934.

232 - the number of unit made in the timeframe described above, your fan is the 232nd Type 350 made during that month / year.

So your SN tells me your fan was the 232nd of it's kind made in July of either 1931 or 1934.

My SN is H34 232. So mine is a 1934. Thanks Mike for the info.

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 Posted: Sat Feb 29th, 2020 11:14 pm
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Vic Valencheck
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Took this out of the oil reservoir. Looks like chewing tobacco. Haha It was really packed in there. I think it was a kerosene lantern  type wick they stuck in there.






All sand blasted and ready for the powder coating guy.






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 Posted: Mon Mar 2nd, 2020 07:10 am
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Levi Mevis
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Your fan may have had a speed coil attached to the base by those pins, and then the speed coil was possibly attached to a 2 or 3 speed rotary switch that was made by Cutler-Hammer that would of looked like the switch posted below.


 

Last edited on Mon Mar 2nd, 2020 07:11 am by Levi Mevis

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 Posted: Mon Mar 2nd, 2020 07:44 am
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Richard Daugird
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You will be very happy with that fan, I have had one running flawlessly in my room every night for years. Mine has a toggle/Levolier type switch, but I run it on a Variac. I am about to turn it on now and get some shut-eye.

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 Posted: Mon Mar 2nd, 2020 08:23 am
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Vic Valencheck
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Very interesting guys. Are your fans the same model as mine? Can you post pictures of the switch coil, switch and the bottom of the cover plate?

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