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 Posted: Sun Jan 31st, 2021 03:02 pm
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Dan Vanderpool
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I am looking to buy a brass 6 blade for my Westy, stamped steel 516860.  1920s

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1905-11 are tank motors having 4 pole motors and both 4 and 6 (scarce) wing blades.  Your fan is a 6 pole motor so you would need a blade from when Westinghouse started using 6 pole motors which I think was right around 1920 or so.  There are brass (and brass painted black) blades with a shallow and with deeply pitched wings, the latter which was used on the new 6 pole motors.  That blade will be very hard to find since Westinghouse soon went to using the Micarta blade on 12" fan motors.  If the earlier tank 6 wing blade (c.1909-1911) will fit your motor shaft I would think it would work.

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Dan Vanderpool
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Here you go

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 Posted: Sun Jan 31st, 2021 09:32 pm
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And,not sure what happened there but screws in fine and will hold.  

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Dan Vanderpool
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Thanks Mark for the pics.  I'm sorry, but that hub and screw ruined it for me. I have a show piece fan.  Thanks again, but I have to pass.  Dan

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Dan Vanderpool wrote: Thanks Mark for the pics.  I'm sorry, but that hub and screw ruined it for me. I have a show piece fan.  Thanks again, but I have to pass.  DanNo problem

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I have this.  I won’t know how to price it.  Looks to be in good shape.



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Hello,I have this Westinghouse 6 brass blade, from a Westinghouse 164864C.  It has a stamp of  “17” on one blade meaning 1917. The fan motor was destroyed in shipping. I had the wings restored locally. It’s been polished and clear lacquered. I use it as a show piece in my home. 
Is this what your looking for?  Is so se me a PM !

Malcolm MacGregor 

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I think that fan Malcom is several years before Westinghouse went to 6 pole motors on their larger fans and, as such, will not blow as much air as the original Micarta blade which was pitched for the 6 pole motor.  The deeply pitched brass 6 wing blades were, when new, painted black and so were the shallow 6 wing blades made right before the deeply pitched blade.

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Dan Vanderpool
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Steve, How can a person like myself tell the difference between the two? Thanks

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I don't know Dan,  The deeply pitched blade is very noticeable in comparison to the previously used shallow or normal pitched blade.    I have had both I think but sold many years ago.

Check with Tony Clayton and Jeff Rusnak who are both Westy fans.


Find out when Westy increased the pitch of their 12" brass blade and those may have a date stamp on the hub finger.   I think brass was gone from Westy fans around 1919.


Edit for more info-I had a 6 wing black painted brass, all original Westy, Style 164864 I
Thinking more about that fan I don't think Westy used shallow and deeply pitched brass blades on their 12" fans but did use shallow and deeply pitched 4 wing blades, painted black on the last years before the 12" Micarta blades came out.  There would be no reason for their to have been shallow and deeply pitched 6 wing blades because all were used on a 6 pole motor which I think Westy was using since their first 6 wing blade models.   Another story with the 4 wing fans because Westinghouse went from a 4 to a 6 pole motor with the later 4 wing models and, in doing so, made the 4 wing blade deeply pitched for the 6 pole motor.
If you find a 6 wing brass Westy blade they should all be the same other than the hub hole size.

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Dan Vanderpool
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Thanks for all

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I have a parts fan (and cage) with a good blade. Shallow pitch. Don't know location though.

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Dan Vanderpool
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I don't know what you mean by " don't know location" ? Will you sell parts from it?

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there was one on feebay, no idea what type

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 Posted: Fri Feb 5th, 2021 01:08 pm
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never mind - - that's the one with holes in the hub

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