|Steve Stephens wrote:
so as to keep the cage appearance identical among all fans in that model year. I would have to see the cages you have had to form another opinion but, as of now, I would say "wrapped or pinned, not both".
You mean like the model year of 1903, when GE had six different styles offered? Full rib base and four struts with ten wire cage and cast brass blade hub, full rib base and three struts with ten wire cage and cast brass blade hub, half ribbed base and three struts with ten or eight wire cage with cast or stamped brass blade hub. Sounds like GE worried about appearances being identical within a model year. I have no idea as to whether or not GE used more than one vendor or if they were made in house. I have 51 cakes in my collection and have restored at least that many for others. I have probably had my hands on at least that many more over the years. With the '04's and '05's being my particular favorites, I tend to pay a bit more attention to them. When about half of those have a wrapped cage and the other half have pinned, I don't believe those wrapped ones were donor cages from BMYs.....Here's a fact I bet you weren't aware of......the GE badge on a ten wire cage has sixteen more dimples than the eight wire counterpart......check it out.
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