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Lets stay cool ( vids added )

#1 Post by Pitchy » Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:03 pm

Restored a couple old fans, cool beans. :)

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#2 Post by .45colt » Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:13 pm

Cool Pitchy!! I have My Grandmas Emerson , I think its 18 or 24". it's three speed and oscillates if wanted. still runs great. On hot summer nights sleeping upstairs about 1960 I was sure that the aliens from "War of The Worlds" were sure to find the noise that sucker made. but even then I had a toy levergun to protect Me. :wink: . :lol: .

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#3 Post by Pitchy » Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:17 pm

Thanks 45, the one on the right oscillates.
Got another big one today the paint is trying on. :)
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#4 Post by TWHBC » Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:22 pm

Have to worry about wind-chill? :lol:

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#5 Post by piller » Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:36 pm

It was 95 degrees here today. Those fans look pretty good.
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#6 Post by claybob86 » Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:33 pm

Very nice, those are well worth rescuing. 8) I'm curious about the blades on the left one... :?:
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#7 Post by Rusty » Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:47 pm

Those old fans were great! They moved a lot of air and they were quiet. Not like the junk they turn out today.
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#8 Post by M. M. Wright » Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:02 pm

Now THAT'S cool beans. Really like the one with brass blades. Did it come as a 2 blade or did something happen to one of 4 and the other had to be trimmed? I ask because we had to do just that to one of our ceiling fans.
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#9 Post by Ray » Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:03 pm

Those kinds of fans were everywhere when I was just a wee lad, especially the oscillating varieties......

Surprisingly, injuries to pets and children were quite rare......

But the colors were always an ugly green.....varying from as light as the inside of a cucumber, through avocado onto olive drab military surplus.....

Then, in the cities, there were the ubiquitous unvented natural gas space heaters with no safety pilots......all featured both lead paint and asbestos in their construction.....How did we survive ?
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#10 Post by piller » Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:10 pm

My folks had one of the old metal blade fans. It lasted forever. I remember them using it in the summer time. My brothers and I knew to keep our fingers out of it. I think Mom slapped our hands to teach us.
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#11 Post by OldWin » Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:54 pm

Neat.
When I was a kid, my dad made one from a car fan. It had a metal lumber frame and ran on a 120v electric motor. No guards or screens of any kind.
It was like trying to sleep in a B17. :D
Put out air enough to blow the sheets off the bed. :D
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#12 Post by GunnyMack » Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:43 am

Neat!
I have a fan that was my grandparents. It has an adjustable height, probably 18" fan, 3 speeds and that ugly green paint, it sure does move air and on high the house shakes! It has an oil port for the motor. I believe it's either a GE or Westinghouse.
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#13 Post by Pitchy » Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:05 am

Thanks fellers, the one on the left with the gold blades should have four someone must of modified it at one time.
We got the big one painted i`ll post a picture later.
They had hot air fans before electric, they were sharp looking and used a lantern under it for the heat supply, they were called a lake breeze.
I have a Edison electric motor withe a adjustable governor that came out of a cylinder player i might try and make into a fan today.
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#14 Post by Pitchy » Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:32 pm

Here`s the big fan we fixed up.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q70iIz-xQwQ

This one we made from parts, the base Norma got at a garage sale, the motor is from a sewing machine.

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#15 Post by OldWin » Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:20 pm

Nice!
That's back when GE made stuff worth having.
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#16 Post by Pitchy » Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:37 am

Thanks Jay.
Here`s a Eskimo we fixed up.

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#17 Post by OldWin » Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:19 pm

Looks very nice, Lenn. Seems to turn up pretty good.
If you run those all at once, it must be like a wind tunnel in your house. :D
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#18 Post by Pitchy » Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:59 pm

Thanks Jay, yep that sucker really moves the air around and that was on slow. :shock:
Thought more would say more about the home made fan we built, they had weird ornate fans like that, hard to find them and they want a couple grand for that type. :)
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#19 Post by M. M. Wright » Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:16 pm

Pitchy wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:32 pm
Here`s the big fan we fixed up.

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And a video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q70iIz-xQwQ

This one we made from parts, the base Norma got at a garage sale, the motor is from a sewing machine.

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Did you make the base for that one with the sewing machine motor? Nice looking job. Is that an O'ring drive?
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#20 Post by Pitchy » Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:20 pm

Hi Ron, the wood base and the scroll metal was for something else that Norma picked up.
There`s a waxed string that goes from the sewing machine motor to the fan shaft. :)
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#21 Post by OldWin » Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:56 am

Pitchy wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:59 pm
Thanks Jay, yep that sucker really moves the air around and that was on slow. :shock:
Thought more would say more about the home made fan we built, they had weird ornate fans like that, hard to find them and they want a couple grand for that type. :)

A couple grand!? :shock:
Holy smokes, buddy! I wonder how many have been thrown on the dump unknowingly!
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#22 Post by Pitchy » Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:56 am

Thanks Jay, i hate to think about all the treasures that went to the dump.
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#23 Post by Sixgun Sr » Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:00 am

I used to buy them whenever I saw them for sale...no more......on the plus side, they will move a lot of air.....on the negative side they will burn your house down when the motor goes or something catches in the blades...I've had four of these big Hunter fans and two of them started smoking after extended use. I now have what's left in the junk pile to take to the scrapyard.

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#24 Post by Pitchy » Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:14 pm

Hey Six i see the BAR man likes that fan 8)
I pug the fans into a strip so i can shut the power off when we arn`t watching them.
We are just finishing a really cool fan, check back in about a hour. :)
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#25 Post by Pitchy » Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:12 pm

Got the ceiling fan at a thrift store for a dollar :)

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#26 Post by OldWin » Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:21 pm

Now, THAT'S a fan! :D
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#27 Post by Pitchy » Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:39 pm

Thanks Jay, they were called a pancake fan in the old days and are some of the spendy ones now.
The original ones had short blades on them and were table models, i may get another one and make one like that.
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#28 Post by Bill in Oregon » Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:58 pm

Good memories Lenn. I never got far from the fan on the desk at my Grandma's house when visiting in summer. The Rogue Valley in Oregon gets quite a few days over 100 ...

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#29 Post by Sixgun Sr » Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:10 pm

Yes...the BAR man has a right to be cool tool...two kinds of cool. He's cool and needs to be kept cool. I was thinking about sending him back to the manufacturer for a tune up. :D

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#30 Post by Pitchy » Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:37 am

Thanks guys, i`m thinking about taking it apart and putting short blades on it and on a low stand more like a original pancake fan was.
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#31 Post by Pitchy » Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:23 am

Did a complete rebuild into a table model.

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Video, the noise is from the heater fan.

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#32 Post by piller » Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:43 pm

How much air does that move? Those shorter blades are still wide.
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#33 Post by Pitchy » Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:45 pm

I had it on slow and i could feel it across the room.
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#34 Post by piller » Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:49 pm

That is great. Cool project.
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#35 Post by M. M. Wright » Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:05 pm

I see those ceiling fans in yard/garage sales for a couple of bucks all the time but we have plenty of them on our ceilings so I pass them up. I've got a smallish squirrel cage and a 5 wheel base for it that I need to put together for my shop. Anyway, fine job bro. I like it, especially the cut down version.
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#36 Post by Pitchy » Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:07 pm

Thanks piller and Ron, this model takes up far less room. :)
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