View single post by Steve Stephens
 Posted: Mon Jun 16th, 2014 08:28 am
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Steve Stephens

Joined: Mon Nov 14th, 2005
Location: San Anselmo, California USA
Acetone will not harm the black japan finish on these fans but I would not use it or anything on the motor tag which is, on your fan, in excellent condition.

The 1906 date is a patent date but several other rebadged Westinghouse tank fans (R&M for one) were introduced in 1908 I think it was but with the earlier 1893 patent date so that's why I say 1908 for the 1906 motor tag.  I should have said your fan is a 1909-10 model maybe but, until I sort out a few things, let's say 1908-10.  Dating these can be hard since there are so few differences among the various model years.  I asked about the center cage ring as the earlier tank cages have a solid center ring instead of the hollow ring.