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 Posted: Thu Jul 30th, 2020 03:16 pm
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Jason M. Christy
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Hello,





I just wanted to stop in and say thanks for letting me join

the group.  I have already learned so

much just from pilfering through old forums and the “info” sections.  This all started about 10 years ago for me

when I went down a Youtube rabbit hole and started watching Brass blades

pushing tons of air around.  Almost immediately

started finding fans and collecting.  I

do not have experience doing this sort of thing other than the couple of stamp

steel fans that I have practiced on.  As

soon as I get somewhat of a bench set up, I’ll crack open my first one.  These fans are too amazing just to be

collecting webs in the corner. 






I figured pics of the fans I already have would be appropriate.  Along with these I also have a Emerson 11646

and a GE AUU.













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 Posted: Thu Jul 30th, 2020 03:33 pm
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Greg Mangin
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Welcome Jason. Looks like you have a good start.

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 Posted: Thu Jul 30th, 2020 04:45 pm
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David Kilnapp
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Welcome Jason. Those are some very nice fans you have!

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 Posted: Thu Jul 30th, 2020 07:09 pm
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welcome Jason.. since you're so new to this you should probably just run ...run for the hills..but if you're bound and determined, it can be very satisfying restoring some old forgotten fan back to life.. I have a house full of them, I think my neighbors are starting to talk.. these things are a little addictive, weird how the human brain works.. The secret to restoration on an old fan is don't be scared of it, The worst thing that can happen is you will kill it, so start on the cheap ones first.. fan collecting is supposed to be fun, If it get to the point where it's not fun anymore, go do something else..  you've got a good collection started.. you will need to get yourself a good buffing wheel. also invest in a bottle of Maguires cut 105.. it's amazing what that stuff will do.. good luck oh and one other thing get yourself a couple cans of rust oleum ultra high gloss black paint, I can only find it at Walmart or online. when properly done, The finish looks like it's been dipped in glass,, I overspray a thick coat while constantly keeping the part moving in front of a fan and then place in the oven at 160° for a couple hours.. so there's a little trick of the trade there for you..

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 Posted: Thu Jul 30th, 2020 07:17 pm
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Joey Katona
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Run, run as fast as you can.....

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 Posted: Thu Jul 30th, 2020 08:36 pm
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Steven P Dempsey
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Nice R&MS! What are the LIST numbers? I have 4,5, and 6 blade versions. The 10" stamped ones are easy to work on, well engineered & have a nicer finish (pin striping) then their counterparts from the day (In my opinion)

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Alex Rushing
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Welcome aboard, Jason!!!
Great fan start! :shock:

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 Posted: Fri Jul 31st, 2020 12:31 am
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Jason M. Christy
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List # are 3100, 2104 and a 2410.  The 2410 doesn't have a switch at the moment, I'm assuming that's why I got it so cheap but didn't realize at the time of purchase...noob mistake.

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Steven P Dempsey
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The 3100 is an early stamped fan, then the 3600 came out - - with an improved oscillator mech.


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2104 R&M.jpg

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Steven P Dempsey
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3600 in 100% original shape, down to the felt
If you need parts let me know - - or if you want an early (pre-1915) cast iron model
Switches are tough!!! You rally have to buy another fan to get one.


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Steven P Dempsey
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Those are all 8" fans above, all AC/DC brushed motors

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Steven P Dempsey
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8" to 16" fans

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 Posted: Fri Jul 31st, 2020 12:56 am
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Jason M. Christy
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Thank you so much for that info. I have a feeling one of my GE non-osc will be my first just to work on polishing and painting skills.

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 Posted: Fri Jul 31st, 2020 03:37 pm
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Sean Campbell
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Welcome aboard Jason! :clap:

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Welcome, But it looks to late to turn an run. You seem to of stumbled upon the rabbit hole and entered. Enjoy!!

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