Antique Fan

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    Now for a closer view of the antique desk fan. From here you can clearly see the fan grill is really only designed to protect the fan itself from large objects getting in the way and stalling the motor.

    Back then people were smart enough to not stick their fingers in big metal spinning things. They didn't even have a warning or some cryptic pictograph on the box.

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    1. busy start [deleted] ages ago | reply

      I have this fan!
      It's noisy and too blow-y for my desk.
      Mine didn't come with the corrosion, though. It DOES, however, have a gnarly looking braided power cord.

    2. kd1s ages ago | reply

      Funny thing is the minute I get a box fan I immediately remove the protective grilles.

    3. eschlaep ages ago | reply

      Mista Freeze: these fans are supposed to run very quietly. If the bearing is loose or needs oil it can make a lot of noise, or if the motor or fan blades are unbalanced. I'll post some more pictures once I manage to unscrew the fan blades (lefty threads, just like the oil sump screw on the back) and take it apart.

      The design is incredibly simple and reliable. When I get it fully restored it should last another 50 years at least.

    4. mag1991 ages ago | reply

      eschlaep is right these old emersons are quiet runners i have a 29646 very quiet

    5. devilish pollution [deleted] 109 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Bob's your Uncle ~ by Admin Invitation ~ Post 1 - Comment 2, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    6. Honda CB77 Restoration 84 months ago | reply

      I picked up this fan, Mid 50's Emerson at a flea market. I believe it's a model 9450. It's in good running condition, though does make some noise. I'm thinking it's a loose bearing. Any tips on going about fixing that?

      btw, this made me laugh: "Back then people were smart enough to not stick their fingers in big metal spinning things."

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