View single post by Fred Berry
 Posted: Wed Jul 30th, 2014 06:32 pm
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Fred Berry

Joined: Thu Nov 17th, 2005
Location: Alexandria, Virginia USA
Steven Gilmore wrote: George Durbin wrote: Steven Gilmore wrote: I have been looking for a good BMY so I am very interested. Once I get out of work today and get a chance to discuss I will send you a PM. That is if it hasn't been snagged by someone else by that time.

Hi Steve!

Thats why you need to come to Fan Fair. I sold 2 restored! BMY's!! for $175 each!!
they had nice new RED!!!!!!!!!!! Power cords and head wires!!!

I desperately wanted to go to FF this year.  I mean desperately.  Unfortunately work wouldn't let me this year because of something called "response so billy tea.":hammer:   Grrrrr I don't even like Tea.  However I am making sure I make it to next years in Texas.
I wish I could have bought one at that price.  So maybe I guess I should just hold off until next FF as I have a few more MUST HAVES.
My wife has given me the task of finding a 1898 or so 6 blade pancake. :shock: (at least she has great taste).

Steve, the 1898 and earlier 6-wing pancakes are awesome looking fans...But...they are noisy, as they are not residence-type fans. They have heavy, thick, powerful 4-pole motors that spin the 6-wing blades very fast. I think that the only low-speed GE pancakes were made in 1899, and not very many of those, but they came with 4-wing blades, not 6-wing. But if you get an 1899 6-pole, then Kim Frank could possibly make a 6-wing blade for yours.

Todd, thanks for the info. Your other photos show the later trussed struts. Nice fan BTW. I have the 6-wing version, and also a 1908 version where the cord does come into the rear of the motor. BMY's and the large BMY-type motors are my favorite GE-made fans.