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 Posted: Tue Apr 5th, 2011 01:33 am
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Richard Larson
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Anyone know who has one of the Guth catalogs? I know one sold the other day on eBay and I missed it... I have a Guth ceiling fan I'm going to start working on restoring and I'm hoping I might be able to get some good resolution scans from the catalogs so I can figure out exactly what the glass shade was supposed to look like on the one I have. Far as I can tell that is the only thing I'm missing on it - I do have a sliver of the original shade but unfortunately that is all.

Tell you this much though - what an electrically complicated beast. There are 3 switches in the one end cap on the motor along with the start capacitor! I know one of the switches is to control the 3 lights, not even sure on the other 2 just yet – I’m guessing speeds. The wiring is too far gone to risk testing it in any way. Just starting to pull it apart so I've not yet had a chance to try and map out how the wiring goes – other than 4 wires go from the cap and switches into the main motor housing. The motor on this thing is one big heavy beast.

Don’t have any handy but I’ll try to get a couple of photos for yall’ in the next week. Mainly just hoping whoever won that catalog on eBay the other day or someone else who has a catalog – someone does – there are a few cover shots on the AFCA galleries, might be able to get me some good scans. Would be nice if someone also had a wiring diagram but I’m not holding my breath on that one…

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 Posted: Tue Apr 5th, 2011 01:39 am
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I have five or six Guth fans out in the storage barn and will be working on them later this summer. As I remember, several have glass. As I get to them, I can take pics and figure out the wiring schematic if that'll be of help. See you in Aiken..

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 Posted: Tue Apr 5th, 2011 01:55 am
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http://www.google.com/patents?q=Edwin+F.+Guth+fan&btnG=Search+Patents

Paul Pierson's website
http://www.deadlink/guth.htm

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 Posted: Tue Apr 5th, 2011 05:28 am
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I have several Guth fans, Richard. From what I've seen, there must have been hundreds of variations! I'll post a few pictures of the ones I have, starting with an art deco model with slip shades.

Since I do not know how to post more than one image per post, there will be several successive posts...sorry, Larry!

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 Posted: Tue Apr 5th, 2011 05:29 am
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Chuck Abernathy
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Another art deco, this one restored by the great Nick Loos!

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 Posted: Tue Apr 5th, 2011 05:30 am
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Chuck Abernathy
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The next couple are rather plain, with chandeliers of different types.

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 Posted: Tue Apr 5th, 2011 05:31 am
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Chuck Abernathy
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Another small chandelier.

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 Posted: Tue Apr 5th, 2011 05:32 am
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Chuck Abernathy
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The final one is antique copper, with four small round lamp bulbs.

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 Posted: Tue Apr 5th, 2011 05:38 am
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Chuck Abernathy
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The nickel column fan seen just to the right of the last post is another I got from Nick Loos...haven't seen another like it.

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 Posted: Tue Apr 5th, 2011 05:39 am
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Chuck Abernathy
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The base on this guy is cool!

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 Posted: Tue Apr 5th, 2011 05:54 am
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Chuck, my name is not Larson, but I'm appreciative of Richard's posting. Thank you for sharing! :clap:

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 Posted: Tue Apr 5th, 2011 07:18 am
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The light fixture on the first Guth fan that Chuck posted looks like a Lightolier with Consolidated shades, here is one of the light fixtures from my website. http://www.vintagelightingandfanshoppe.com/LightolierSSwConsolidShades.html

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 Posted: Tue Apr 5th, 2011 05:24 pm
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I have the 1929 (first year), 30, 31, 34, and 35 Guth Catalogs.

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 Posted: Tue Apr 5th, 2011 07:18 pm
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I will get a couple of photos of the specific one I have. Maybe if you can spot it in one of them you might scan the releveant page for me Steve. :)

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 Posted: Thu Apr 7th, 2011 04:18 am
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This book is compliments to Brad Chaney. Thought the article fitting to this post so I took some snaps. If I am hijacking give me a heads up. :up:

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 Posted: Thu Apr 7th, 2011 04:19 am
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 Posted: Thu Apr 7th, 2011 04:21 am
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 Posted: Tue Apr 19th, 2011 02:43 am
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Thanks for the book info Russ. Finally got around to taking a few photos. Hard to visualize it since it's apart right now but it has 3 lights (even the light sockets are Guth - Guth-Glo), a somewhat ususual ring which supports the glass shade which has cast bronze twigs that stick out around it's perimeter. Several have come loose from the ring but I do have all of them. From what I can determine the fan is complete other than missing the glass shade.

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 Posted: Tue Apr 19th, 2011 02:43 am
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 Posted: Tue Apr 19th, 2011 02:44 am
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