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Started by BDM, July 05, 2009, 03:05:28 PM
Quote from: NorthernElectric on May 08, 2022, 10:02:08 AMThanks RDPipes.I was thinking there must have been some sort of spring or at least a grommet at the top hole to provide strain/abrasion relief because it's larger than necessary to pass a cord through and there is a small threaded hole right beside it that I thought was there for a screw to retain whatever sort of device was used. I'm guessing the previous owner was planning on replacing the cord but never got around to it. The plug had been cut off and the cord pulled out. I will come up with something to protect the cord where it exits the pipe; at the very least a section of rubber hose to act as an extended grommet.Your Westinghouse is awesome!
Quote from: FABphones on May 19, 2022, 12:05:33 PMThat last one in particular - was it ever issued with any form of safety guard/cage?
Quote from: NorthernElectric on May 19, 2022, 11:27:58 AM...The one I picked up in the shop is a Robbins & Myers (Canada) List #1600 16" oscillator. It's in working order but needs a new power cord and cleaning/oiling......I have tentatively IDed the auction win from the auctioneers low res photos as a Chapman & Walker Canadian import version of a Marelli Australe. It's clearly more of a project than the R&M. It might be incorrectly assembled and certainly needs wiring, cage, and fan blades straightened. I will know more when it arrives in the mail...
Quote from: RDPipes on May 19, 2022, 12:28:18 PMSomeone has certainly been inside the motor housing because they put the front motor cover on upside down. Oiler shouldbe at the bottom.
Quote from: SUnset2 on May 20, 2022, 01:37:29 AMIt's interesting that the R&M has a sticker saying that it was converted to 60 cycle power. Can you read the original frequency stamp that has been stamped over? When I was at the university, one of my electrical engineering professors was telling stories about how he was working in Ontario in the 1950s, converting the system from 25Hz to 60 Hz.
Quote from: david@london on May 19, 2022, 01:19:40 PMQuote from: FABphones on May 19, 2022, 12:05:33 PMI am known for not being a 'fan' ( ) of these.These are sooo dangerous. These fans are lovely antiques of course, but CJ is correct about the risks. Think I'd encase in extra-fine wire mesh if ever I had one in use.
Quote from: FABphones on May 19, 2022, 12:05:33 PMI am known for not being a 'fan' ( ) of these.These are sooo dangerous.
Quote...this fan will never be running with children or pets present...